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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

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Councillors push for Tyagarah surf patrol

Councillors have voted unanimously, says Cr Sarah Ndiaye, to urgently explore ‘implementing a temporary extension of contract with Surf Lifesaving Australia (SLSA) to...

Plan aims to improve visitor experiences at Cape Byron

Imagine being able to park your car and catch a solar-powered electric shuttle bus up to the lighthouse at Byron Bay. The concept is just one proposal raised in the Cape Byron Visitor Master Plan, which has gone on public display until 27 March.

Second Minyon Falls fire could be arson again

The National Parks and Wildlife Service that the Rummery Park campground near the Minyon Falls fireground is open but is only accessible via Nightcap Range Road. The falls lookout, picnic ground and walking tracks remain closed.

Minyon Falls fire ‘deliberately lit’

The National Parks and Wildlife Service believes the fire that burnt out 150 hectares of pristine Nightcap National Park and closed the popular Minyon Falls was set by firebugs. Roads to and through the Minyon Falls area will be open from tomorrow however the Minyon Loop walking track will remain closed.

Rescuers rush to free tangled whale off Byron Bay

A whale rescue team has launched a boat at The Pass in Byron Bay in order to free a humpback whale tangled with rope. People have been urged not to attempt a rescue until the experts arrive.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.