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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

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Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Stories about "new year’s eve byron":

Will bus bust Byron’s gridlock?

Byron Shire Council – and no doubt many residents – are hoping their new park ‘n’ ride scheme will end the annual car park that Ewingsdale Road becomes at Xmas.

Mayor breaks ranks with Greens over Last Drinks

A rift has emerged within the Byron Greens, with the local convenor Tom Tabart criticising mayor Simon Richardson for failing to support Last Drinks at 12.

Put public safety ahead of pub profits

I commend the Byron Shire Mayor for his promotion of a safer Byron Bay. There is however a danger in opting for an easy way out to combat the apprehended surge in alcohol violence this New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay.

Byron mayor calls for more police on NYE

Carefully laid plans for a safe and family friendly New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay are in tatters after Roads and Maritime Services have withdrawn permission for roadblocks at entry points to the town.

Byron’s ‘safe’ NYE won’t come cheap

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is adamant that this New Year's Eve will be a far cry from last year, when drinkers ran wild, 14 people were arrested and tonnes of garbage were collected.

Falls Festival sells out

Promoters of Byron Bay's inaugural Falls Festival are 'thrilled' that tickets have sold out less than a month after they went on sale. The event will run over the New Year's Eve period at the Splendour in the Grass festival site.

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. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...