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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

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...

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news, like, this afternoon (April 20), that 370+ kilos of tuna...

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

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Casino flooded: 100mm of rain in an hour

Flash flooding hit Casino yesterday, with water seeping into homes and businesses after more than 100mm of rain fell in less than an hour.

Nats leader grilled over March flood

NSW Nationals leader and deputy premier John Barilaro faced tough questions at a Senate estimate hearing last week over his government’s response to the ex-Cyclone Debbie in March.

Byron, Ballina flood funds to manage future risk

State and federal governments need to fund infrastructure upgrades before disaster events according to local experts dealing with the after effects of Cyclone Debbie.

Recent rains test new flood response for Billinudgel

Recent heavy rains have allowed the Byron council and SES to demonstrate some of the changes that they are making in relation to flood responses in the north of the shire following the flood meeting on June 1.

Worst of the weather has passed, says bureau

Updated 4.15pm, Tuesday June 13: The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cancelled its severe weather warning for the northern rivers as the coastal low trough continues to move north into south-east Queensland.

Wilsons Creek residents fear flooding could destroy bridge

Byron Shire Council is in a wrangle with residents of Parmenters Road, Wilsons Creek, who say a large tree threatens to take out a bridge, cutting off access to seven residences.

Review your flood plans: SES

Updated, Monday 8.30am: The Richmond-Tweed SES is encouraging northern rivers residents to review their flood plans after 296 millimetres of rainfall was recorded during the 56 hours to 5am Monday over the Richmond and Wilsons River valley.

Disaster recovery payments hang in the balance for Byron shire

Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.

Marshalls Creek flooding very real

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel.  I respond to the letter Flood disease affecting people’s thinking by Matthew Lambourne, Echonetdaily May 21. I refute what he said and in...

Flood disease affecting people’s thinking

Matthew Lambourne, Mullumbimby. Reports are emerging that the recent flood in the Marshalls Creek area has led to the emergence of a most peculiar disease....

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate summit of world leaders, we...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the job. Instead we find now...