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Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

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‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

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...

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

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...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

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Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Putting a lid on the pothole problem

We laugh and joke about them, and occasionally we curse them. We talk about them over dinner and sometimes threaten to sue the Council when our car suspension systems or tyres are wrecked.

Franklin delivers on roads funding

Roads, roads, roads... Ben Franklin has delivered on the $25m election promise made during his bid to win the seat of Ballina in the las NSW election.

Pothole capital

Nick Mills, Eureka Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the...

Remember the $25m election promise for roads?

Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin is staying tight lipped on when Byron Shire can expect $25m in roads funding, as pledged prior to the March 2019 NSW election.

Safer roads take the long route

Councillor Basil Cameron was frustrated that his attempt to create safer roads for everyone was delayed at the last council meeting.

Council and the state government in negotiations over desperately needed roads funding

Paul Bibby As potholes continue to spawn across the Shire like not-so-magic mushrooms, Byron Council and the State Government are in discussions over $25m in...

A sign of the times, as prankster scores points on our potholes

Sharp-eyed locals driving into Mullumbimby on Monday morning may have noticed a small but significant change to the iconic ‘Gateway to Mullumbimby’ sign.

Evolution of the ‘Pothole Palm’

In a strange evolutionary twist the increasing potholes in the Byron Shire have sporned the Pothole Palm.

Roads to riches – or more of the same?

In what many might think of as a contradiction in terms, the NSW Greens have pledged more money to fix Byron Shire’s roads than the ALP and Coalition combined.

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in every imaginable institution, by courageous...

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...