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New wave of antisocial behaviour hits SGB

Drug use, fights, vandalism, destruction of property, and violent intimidation of locals sitting in their homes.

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Big season finish for Byron Bay cyclists

Mat Johnson The Byron Bay Cycling Club (BBCC) wrapped up its competitive racing calendar for 2023 with a twilight criterium...

Mayors: popular or peer elected, that is the question

On Tuesday, Lismore councillors debated a motion proposed by Councillor Big Rob to implement a new way of electing the mayor by councillor vote rather than the current method, which is by the popular vote of the constituents.

New relaxation and recreation space for aged care residents in Kyogle

A new lounge and living area is creating a more comfortable and home-like environment for aged care residents at Kyogle Multi-Purpose Service.

Local Pararoo ready for the World Cup

Local Benny Roche played with the Australian Pararoos in the recent Asia-Oceania Championships in Melbourne, and has helped the...

Byron Councillors look for pay rise

Byron Shire's mayors and councillors have suffered from a ‘longstanding undervaluation’ of their work and should receive significantly more...

New wave of antisocial behaviour hits SGB

Drug use, fights, vandalism, destruction of property, and violent intimidation of locals sitting in their homes.

Stories about "flood 2022":

Future of Cabbage Tree Island – meeting 23 October

The fate of the residents of Cabbage Tree Island is still unclear, as stakeholders continue with more meetings and court appearances in the hopes of finding a resolution.

Reconstruction Authority yet to answer questions

The new CEO of the Reconstruction Authority, Simon Draper, is yet to answer questions put to him by The Echo, despite many weeks of promises from his latest communications manager that they would be.

Time to have your say on future housing supply

Could the Byron golf course be relocated to make way for a new housing development on the edge of town?

Cycling race in Lismore this weekend to raise money for Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Whether it is getting on the track or watching the cyclists there are plenty of ways to get on board with the Lismore 2023 – Byron Bay Cycle Club Road Race this Sunday 24, September in Lismore’s CBD.

Jali Land Council accused of land grab

Around 80 residents of Cabbage Tree Island, just south of Wardell, say they want to return home after the 2022 floods, but the Local Aboriginal Land Council, Jali, have other ideas.

Time to deliver on promise of flood support says Ballina MP Tamara Smith

On Tuesday Ballina MP Tamara Smith called on the NSW Labor government to ‘deliver the second tranche of $800 million in funding for the Resilient Homes Program initially outlined to the New South Wales Cabinet’ following thousands of people being denied the promised assistance following the devastating 2022 floods. 

Works to begin at Riverside Park near Uki following 2022 floods

Riverside Park near Uki lost 45m of vegetated bank during the 2022 floods leaving parts of the bank just five to 15 metres away from busy Kyogle Road.

Premier admits ‘more needs to be done’ on flood funding

NSW Labor Premier, Chris Minns, has hinted that those deemed ineligible for government flood programs (retrofit, home raising and buybacks), may be offered what they were originally promised by the former NSW Coalition government.

Greater control and equitable distribution needed after 2022 floods

The need for community involvement and more money to be directed towards the flood recovery across the Northern Rivers was a key call from last Friday's Northern Rivers flood conversation that took place at the Star Court Theatre in Lismore. 

Lismore has three automatic flood warning signs installed

Three automatic, digital signs are being installed in the Lismore local government area to improve safety for motorists during future weather events.

Youth wellness app launched Nov 30

A free wellbeing app for young people, developed by young local Indigenous people on the Northern Rivers, is being launched this Thursday, November 30 at the M-Arts in Murwillumbah from 5pm.

Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Climate is About People

What scares you more? The impact of warming by 1.5 degrees that results in drought, famine, heat stress, species die-off, loss of entire ecosystems and habitable land and 100 million people being thrown into poverty? Or a hundred or so activists in a kayak?

Turning eight at the Nudge

Saturday is the day for you to arrive early and stay late! Cunning Stunts’ Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience is turning 8!   Eight performances will dazzle on this date, filled with bangers all day long for you to dance and gyrate to fromt their magical birthday line up – we can’t wait!  Guest DJs: Iain Yes, James Scott, Rahel, Lady S, and Miss L, join the awesome resident DJs, Lord Sut and Dale Stephen + live performances by The Hoodlum Ballet, all curated for you to celebrate.

Interview with Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks

Byron Writers Festival is thrilled to present Robyn Davidson, author of the international bestseller Tracks, for an intimate conversation with Zacharey Jane about her memoir Unfinished Woman.