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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Have your say on flood planning in Byron Shire

A planning instrument that guides development in floodplains is open for public comment, yet does not include the 2022 flood levels.

A fairytale end to Skullcandy Oz Grom Open

Organisers of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open say yesterday's final event was a fairytale finish to the competition with...

Complex Palestinian issue

Many false ideas in Mr Heilpern’s article. But I would say this; hardly anybody is trying to understand the...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

Get their houses in order

Well David Heilpern may be discombobulated (Echo, July 3), but his use of the word Zionist as a derogatory...

Remembering those who served, July 11 

The Byron Bay war memorial has witnessed its fair share of commemorations over the years – from ANZAC Day ceremonies to Vietnam Veterans Day services and many in between.

Stories about "I lost my gig":

20,000 creative work opportunities cancelled

The cancellation of the Byron Bluesfest has brought home another issue caused by the wide-spread closure of events owing to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...