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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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COVID traveller at Ballina Airport and North Coast sewage test results

A public health alert has been issued after a positive COVID-19 case travelled on the Virgin Australia flight VA1139 from Sydney, arriving in Ballina on 14 July at 11.45am.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

The Block mute over its plans for Byron TV show

Plans by reality television TV show, The Block (Nine), to base an upcoming series on  Sunrise Boulevard in Sunrise, Byron Bay, has upset an elderly neighbour.

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Social activities for seniors in Ballina

Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels have announced an exiting new social activities program for seniors in 2021.

Tech help for Ballina seniors

Ballina Shire Meals on Wheels is supporting older people to increase their knowledge about digital technology and develop tech skills, in order to improve their access to communication services and participate in the online world.

Tweed’s Meals on Wheels service celebrated

National Meals on Wheels Day was celebrated in the Tweed yesterday with a visit by Richmond MP Justine Elliot to Kingscliff Bowls Club for Cuppa for a Cause.

Tweed Meals on Wheels keep on growing

A new $55,000 freezer extension at the Tweed Meals on Wheels kitchen in Kingscliff has increased capacity for the service to deliver food to the needy.

Keeping the wheels turning for mealtimes

The Brunswick Valley Meals on Wheels service, which operates from Monday to Friday, delivers almost 540 meals per week in the Byron Shire alone. But it's about much more than just delivering food.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.