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Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

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Seniors Festival returns March 11

The Byron Seniors Festival is back, and will be held from March 11 to 15 at the Byron Community Centre.

Man dies at unpatrolled Yamba beach

A man has died after being swept into surf at Pippi Beach, near Yamba, north of Coffs Harbour.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes...

Byron Tri Club overcomes adversity to maintain a winning streak

The Byron Tri Club had 18 participants finish in the top ten at the Tweed Enduro last Saturday, backing up their triumph at South West Rocks two weeks ago.

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is...

Pain

I am about to undergo knee replacement surgery and have been advised by Tweed Hospital that as this is...

Stories about "history":

Height limits pushed again – this time on Byron’s Secret Garden location

Down the southern end of Jonson Street, Byron Bay, right next to St Paul’s Anglican Church, is a block of land with a colourful story that says much about the changing face of Byron Shire.

Kingscliff Ratepayers & Progress Association wrap 2023

The Association had its final meeting of its 90th year recently. Guest speakers were Lynne Weir, Director Clinical Operations for the Northern NSW Local Health District and Adam Reid, (Acting) GM of both the Tweed and new Tweed Valley Hospitals.

Centenary plaque coming for Lennox

Ballina Council decided yesterday to support the Lennox Head Heritage Committee's request for a plaque to commemorate the 2022 Lennox Centenary.

Ballina’s history in black and white

Local teacher and author Steve Trotter is about to finish a new book about Ballina's frontier history which he describes as a piece of truth-telling that will 'rock quite a few boats'.

21 years crossing the Richmond at Ballina

John Gallagher, the long term master of the car ferry to South Ballina, has recently retired. After more than two decades in the job, he spoke to The Echo about the highs and lows of his time on the river, delivering this vital service.

More pieces added to New Italy’s history

Dr Pol Dalmau, will visit the New Italy Museum on Sunday to talk about the Spanish archives with information about the Italian families who settled in the town from 1882.

Finding Ballina’s hidden treasure

A short drive south of Ballina, at Pimlico, is the recently opened Ballina District Museum. With extra visitors in the area for school holidays, and weather not ideal for the beach, The Echo went along to meet some of the volunteers working to bring the region's history back to life.

Reno’s revive picture house recollections

If walls could talk the Brunswick Picture House would have some pretty amazing tales to tell.

January 26

Margaret Louise, Lismore On this day, of all days, the excruciating vulgarity of Ocker culture is hard to take. Don’t get me wrong – I love...

The loneliness of the long distance activist

In Australia, it's not easy being green. There are no monuments to those who have risked their lives and liberty in the defence of Australia's unique and precious ecology.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state, that, unlike the current ones...

Byron Dog Rescue: 20 years of lifesaving love and dedication

Celebrating two decades of compassion and dedication to our four-legged friends by Byron Dog Rescue.

Stolen ute, ransacked service station and vandalised police cars

Stolen Brunswick Heads ute allegedly taken on wild adventure ransacking service station and being party to vandalising police cars before being abandoned in the bush at Coraki.

Byron Council reduces fossil fuel investment to 56%

Byron Shire Council investments in projects linked to fossil fuel production decreased significantly after the NSW Treasury Corporation (TCorp) relaxed rules last year.