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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

Sandra Haslam Matthew Evans is a restauranteur, farmer, food activist and author, best known for his SBS series Gourmet Farmer....

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.

Stories about "Northern Rivers Rail Trail":

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding rail trails (Chris Sheridan, (Letter,...

Rail trail – Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek

A rail trail, walking and cycling track, has once again been backed by the NSW state government between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek today.

Business case for Northern Rivers Rail Trail released

Richmond Valley and Lismore City councils have released a business case for the much-debated Northern Rivers Rail Trail from Casino to Eltham, and asked for $33.3m in government funding to make the project a reality.

Northern Rivers Rail Trail will be amazing

Paul Heymans, president, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail Users Association. A couple of years ago I had occasion to visit the Northern Rivers region and crossed...

Landowner concerns over the Murwillimbah rail trail considered

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail being developed by Tweed Shire Council will be create two reference groups to assist the project team in resolving both landowner and community concerns.

Tweed council staff try out Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

What better way to work out good design for a bike path than cycling along a successful one? Staff from Tweed Shire Council rode 40km along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail to inform the best design option for Stage one of the Northern Rivers bike trail.

Rail trail a world-class farce

Peter Finch, Byron Bay Tramlink, Lagoon Grass. Walking the disused railway line with Paul Bibby (Echo April 4) is just another glossy promotional piece from...

Tweed’s rail-trail funding bid derailed

The recent failure of a federal funding bid to secure $6.5 million for the Tweed's 24-kilometre stage of the northern rivers rail-trail project from Murwillumbah railway station to Crabbes Creek has prompted backers to look for other options to fund it.

Save our rail corridor – now or never

Marie Lawton, NRRT Inc. The state government may be looking at selling off parts of the rail corridor. We all need to act now and...

Victorian experience shows rail trails work

Peter Hatfield, Canberra/Cumbalum Regarding the calls by NNRAG for the return of trains to our tracks, and the various comments regarding it, the feasibility study into the...

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.