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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Deadliest year for coastal drownings in NSW

In their latest safety report, Surf Life Saving NSW says that the 2021/2022 season had the highest number of coastal drownings on record.

The Billys of Bangalow fly again

It was nothing but glorious spring weather for the Bangalow Billycart Derby on Sunday where the main drag was blocked off for a spectacular race day.

Bangalow bowlers celebrate 70th birthday

The Bangalow Women’s Bowling Club celebrated their 70th birthday earlier this month with a formal lunch and themed outfits. ‘On...

Rail trail concerns 

People are astonished that Byron Shire Councillors have voted to spend ratepayers’ resources exploring the rail trail option on...

31,000-year-old skeleton found in famous Borneo rock art caves shows earliest evidence of amputation surgery

Evidence of what is believed to be the earliest known amputation in human history has been found by a team of Australian and Indonesian archaeologists in Borneo.

Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

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Federal Drive closed amid landslip fears

Byron Shire Council has been forced to close a section of Federal Drive at Federal because of the potential for a serious land slip.

Flood of road repairs in Tweed

Almost a year after the catastrophic March 2017 floods, Tweed Shire Council has finally awarded the first bundle of major-sized flood repair road packages to the value of about $1.9 million.

Stop using Wilsons Ck as a political football

Ms A Maclean, Huonbrook. I am not in possession of the full facts in regard to the Belongil rock wall saga so would not presume to comment until I am. In the meantime I would request that those not in full possession of the facts in regards the geography and history of the Byron Shire's landslips do not use the Wilson's Creek community as a political football via the media.

Landslips: councils also to blame

Rossco Phillips, Wanganui Road, Wanganui. It’s now two years since Wanganui Road suffered landslips. As I wrote in my letter to the Echo back then, these slips (one in particular) were at least partially man-made, not ‘natural’ disasters, due to lack of maintenance.

MPs criticised over landslip response

Wilsons Creek residents have vented their anger at local Nationals MPs over what they say is an inadequate response to landslips in their valley, located west of Mullumbimby.

Downpour caused $1m damage to Byron’s roads

The heavy downpour that occurred in the early hours of New Year’s Day has caused more damage than was initially thought in the Byron Shire hinterland.

Wilsons Creek Road landslip will need federal funding

Wilsons Creek residents woke up to an unwanted New Year’s present after flash floods in the early hours of January 1 caused a major landslip that once again blocked the only road in and out of the village.

Landslip site tender advertised

Residents on Byron’s Upper Coopers Creek Road may finally get back their access to the outside world – almost a year to the day after it was washed away.

Byron landslips work ‘progressing’

The repair bill for 12 landslips that have affected roads in Byron Shire could be as high as $10 million, but will be paid...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.