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Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified...

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

Celebrating and supporting carers

Every day there are family and friends who provide care to others in their life. National Carers Week, 10–16 October, aims to recognise those 2.65 million carers in Australia who support those family and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged and need support.

Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

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art project launched

A new community street-art installation has been created by a group of young women through the youth arts mentoring project.

The Ocean Shores Art Expo celebrates being a teenager

Celebrating being a teenager the Ocean Shores Art Expo has invited Juan Carlos Camacho to bring a little extra verve into this years celebrations.

M’bah open-air gallery and free painting lessons

Heading back in time and creating an open-air gallery along the Tweed River riverbank at Murwillumbah; local artist Turiya Bruce is putting the final touches on stage one of the 150m long mural ‘Ages of the Tweed’.

A novel addition to Byron’s art scene

Byron’s colourful street art collection has a striking new addition after acclaimed local artist, Angus McDonald, installed a mural inspired by Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea last week.

International youth art for YAC

The Byron Youth Activity Centre (YAC) has been the recipient of international young artist Jess Lacroix’s beautifying attentions.

Mullumbimby’s street art celebrated

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby.  I was so disappointed when the Popular cafe closed down, not only for the loss of wholesome, cheap food, but also because...

Casino artist is painting the town

Lismore has been doing it for years – transforming its formerly dangerous dark alleys into art-lovers’ laneways. Now Casino is getting in on the act

Art meets science in new levee mural

A new river-themed street art mural on the flood levee wall near the Lismore Skate Park has the Northern Rivers Science Hub in awe of talented Back Alley Gallery artists, Jeremy Austin and Justin Livingston.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.