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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

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What are the COVID-19 risks as Melbourne holidaymakers arrive?

With holidaymakers arriving to the Northern Rivers for the school holidays, local health authorities are strongly discouraging travel to and from areas of Melbourne...

Local COVID-19 cases drop to zero overnight

Local health authorities have claimed there were no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Northern NSW from Thursday till Friday.

Health and wellbeing grants announced for youth projects

The Northern NSW government has announced the winners of their Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants. 

Local health workers head to Industrial Relations Commission

Local health workers feel hung out to dry over the refusal of the local Health District to provide backpay for their award entitlements.

Byron Central Hospital briefing Wednesday

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) will hold a public briefing on the construction progress of the new Byron Central Hospital at Ewingsdale tomorrow (Wednesday June 3) .

Union lashes out over health service’s ‘sickie’ claims

The Health Services Union has lashed out at Northern NSW Local Health District CEO Chris Crawford after he claimed hospital staff were taking ‘excessive sick leave’ and that this was due in part to unhealthy lifestyle choices.

Multi-purpose health facility to replace Bonalbo Hospital

Lismore MP Thomas George today announced a new $15 million Multi Purpose Service centre (MPS) will be built in the town – offering a range of health services similar to those already provided by the MPS in Nimbin.

Mental health jeopardised: Greens

North coast residents with mental health problems are receiving second-rate treatment as a result of the casualisation of the nursing workforce, according to the NSW Greens.

M’bah children’s ward to close on weekends

The Northern NSW Local Health District has officially reduced the operating hours of the children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital, following its inability to guarantee ongoing staffing for the ward.

Plan to close children’s ward of Murwillumbah Hospital

The state opposition has lashed out at Local Health District plans to close the children’s ward at Murwillumbah Hospital, after LHD head Chris Crawford flagged the plan in a consultation paper yesterday.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

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 in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...