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Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

Short films grace the screen from Oct 21

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is back from October 21 to 30 with a ten-day program of premieres, panels and parties.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.

Meet Byron’s surf champ, Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart

While Byron attracts surfers of amazing skill, there have only been a few world champions. 

Acid sulfate soil run off impacting health of fish and Tweed River

Acid sulfate soil (ASS)-related runoff from floodplain drains is affecting water quality and the health of fish in the Tweed River and Tweed Shire Council (TSC) are seeking to assist landholders with improving water quality projects. 

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

Stories about "HIV":

An innovation in men’s sexual health

An innovation for men’s health means that men who have sex with men will now be able to test for HIV from home.

It’s HIV awareness week

As with so many diseases getting an early diagnosis is key to avoiding or minimising long term serious side effects. It is the same for HIV.

A third of new HIV diagnoses ‘show signs of late infection’

As many as 10 per cent of people with HIV in NSW may be unaware they have the virus, says Jenny Heslop, north coast manager of HARP. And a third of people diagnosed with the disease showed signs of late infection that could have been avoided with earlier testing.

Brunswick Heads forum on HIV prevention drug PrEP

Residents of Byron and Tweed shires will have the chance to find out more about the latest game-changer in HIV prevention at a special community forum in May.

Would you like a sausage with your HIV test?

Lismore Sexual Health Service in collaboration with ACON Northern Rivers will be hosting a BBQ with pop-up rapid HIV testing this Saturday in the lead-up to the Tropical Fruits Dance party that night.

Rapid HIV testing comes to Byron

As of next week, Byron gay men and others potentially affected by HIV no longer need to make the trek to Lismore to get their rapid HIV testing and results.

HIV pop-up testing a first

Melissa Hargraves Tropical Fruits is hosting Australia’s first regional pop-up rapid HIV-testing site this week after the concept’s huge success in Sydney’s Taylor Square on...

Lighthouse shows the way on AIDS Day

Byron Shire Lighthouse was illuminated red over the weekend to commemorate World AIDS Day on Sunday and to highlight a new plan to end HIV in Australia by 2020.

HIV rises as men admit unprotected sex

HIV diagnoses are rising at a record rate as an increasing number of gay Australians admit having unprotected casual sex, according to two major...

Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

The soul of football-based sports

'It is around this time of the year I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "what is wrong with me?"' 

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.