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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Other News

Increase in Reef coral cover comes with a warning

As we witness the ongoing destruction of the Great Barrier Reef by global warming and climate change, new data showing an increase in coral cover in some areas of the Reef is promising news.

Top tips for feline friends this International Cat Day

Some silly humans think that it's money that makes the world go around – we all know it's cats!

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Splendour cash disbursed

Schools and community groups have shared in community grants worth  $50,000 from Splendour in the Grass. 

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

Stories about "lismore airport":

Lismore airport supported by community?

I am writing in response to your article, ‘Lismore airport supported by community’. First of all, the Lismore airport is obviously supported by the community....

MP forces inquiry into ‘fog bound’ helibase site

Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, knows first-hand of the importance of the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. When her daughter was just an 18-month-old baby it saved her life, airlifting her to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.

Helicopter crashes at Lismore Airport

An 82-year-old pilot escaped with minor leg injuries after his helicopter crashed at Lismore Airport on Sunday morning.

Second man charged with Lismore Airport security breach

A second man has been charged and will face court after allegedly trespassing on an aircraft at Lismore Airport last month.

Man charged with breaking into plane at Lismore Airport

A man will appear in court and further arrests are expected, after a number of people allegedly entered an aircraft unlawfully at Lismore Airport last month.

Lismore Airport open again after light plane crash

Lismore Airport reopened for business on Saturday after two pilots had a close shave when their light plane overshot the runway in high winds on Friday afternoon.

Lismore airport sale is off the agenda

The Lismore City Council has voted not to pursue the sale or lease of Lismore airport.

Rex Airlines slashes services to Lismore

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell has slammed planned timetable changes for Rex's Lismore to Sydney route, which will see two out of its three daily flights routed via Grafton.

Lismore mayor reassures airport users

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell has moved to reassure 'everyone associated with Lismore airport' that no decision had been made about its possible sale or lease.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.