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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Steve Krieg: ‘I believe that there must be change’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Restaurateur Steve Krieg is running in the hopes of being Lismore's next Mayor.

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Coroner finds Island Quarry death was drowning

The mother of Brendan Vickery, who drowned at a Byron Bay waterhole in 2014, has told The Echo that the lack of a thorough autopsy has made closure hard and raised concern that fencing was not installed sooner.    

Coronial inquest hears of multiple injuries at quarry death site

Dark details and important lessons emerged on day one of the coronial inquest at Byron Bay Court into the death of 20-year-old Brendan Vickery. He died in February 2014 at the astonishingly beautiful, but dangerous Island Quarry.

Island Quarry fail

Darren Hiller Smith, Byron Bay.  I wish to advise the community, via the Echo and other media, of my intention to make a documentary about...

Fly boarding takes off in Byron

It's like a cross between snow boarding and skating, only you're 20 feet in the air. Byron's newest adventure sport fun is Fly Board Byron at the Island Quarry.

Island Quarry tragedy

M Jones, Ewingsdale. Island Quarry should put up a sign that lists dates and types of accidents that have occurred at this site rather than having a generic sign about the risk of jumping.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...