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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

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Specialised Parkinson’s nurse for the Tweed Byron district

The Tweed Byron Hospital network is welcoming a specialised Parkinson’s nurse position to support people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Stroke victim labels health district investigation ‘a whitewash’

A Coorabell stroke victim, whose wife was told by a doctor at Byron Central Hospital to drive him to John Flynn Hospital on the Gold Coast rather than go by ambulance, says the health district’s official response ignored the very issue that he was complaining about.

Health district blames ambulance service for patient’s 13-hour delay

Northern NSW Local Health District has apologised to a woman who was forced to wait 13 hours for treatment at Byron Central Hospital on January 22. But far from admitting that they have a problem, the CEO has instead blamed the NSW Ambulance Service for the bulk of the delay.

Patient waits 13 hours at Byron Hospital ED

Exclusive: Newly minted health minister Brad Hazzard already has a job on his hands after shadow north coast minister Walt Secord wrote to him yesterday demanding to know why a patient with bowel obstruction had to wait 13 hours at Byron Central Hospital’s emergency department.

Ballina Hospital waiting room ‘improvements’

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSW LHD) says it has made ‘improvements’ to the waiting room at Ballina District Hospital. An exclusive expose in Echonetdaily last week revealed overcrowded conditions on New Year’s Day, including a patient in a hospital gown lying on the footpath outside.

Kyogle hospital staff rally against shortages

Continued staff shortages Kyogle Memorial Hospital are threatening the safety of workers and undermining the standard of care for patients, according to the Health Services Union.

Byron Central Hospital admits first patient

Victor Retallick of Ocean Shores was the last-ever patient to be admitted to Mullumbimby Hospital last night and the first to be transferred to the new Byron Central Hospital this morning.

No helipad for Byron Central Hospital

Health bureaucrats in charge of the new Byron Central Hospital have confirmed that the new $88m facility will not have a helipad.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.