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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

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A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Mighty energetic greens

  Avi Karny wasn’t always an organic farmer. He began his professional life as a scientist, completing a Masters in...

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

Stories about "Pottsville men’s shed":

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Pottsville men’s shed action under scrutiny

Lori Scinto, Pottsville
. Dear Mr troy Green: can you please once again address why this convoy is being allowed to go ahead and who authorised the Men's Shed to have a key to open up the boom gate at the sports field entrance?

Call to halt Black Rocks celebrations

Dave Norris, president, Threatened Species Conservation Society Inc Dear P&DMS members and convoy co-organiser, We note that P&DMS and others have organised a convoy on 26/2/2017, terminating...

Councillor indulging Men’s Shed minority

Lorraine Cobcroft, Pottsville.  Reece Byrnes should not be indulging a vocal minority who have no genuine interest in the welfare of senior men and are...

Men’s Shedders should jump at Centennial Drive site

Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. Re your article Men's Shed supporters to march on Black Rocks, under the Memorandum of Understanding for men sheds, written applications to...

Men’s Shed supporters to march on Black Rocks

Fed up with waiting for Tweed Shire Council to make a decision, members of the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed Association (P&DMS) and their allies are organising a Convoy of Support to its disputed site at Black Rocks Sports Field on Sunday, February 26.

Koala habitat or industrial precinct?

Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah.  I have been watching and reading about the Pottsville Men’s Shed debacle for a very long time and decided to travel with...

Black Rocks Men’s Shed site claims disputed

David Norris, Pottsville.  I wish to respond to Ms Lorraine Vass’ recent letter. Contrary to her experience, many koala experts claim that koalas are vulnerable...

Why isn’t Men’s Shed going to its preferred location?

David Norris, Pottsville The Threatened Species Conservation Society has received information that in early 2014 Tweed Council planning staff and the Pottsville and District Men's...

What’s the real agenda behind the men’s shed at Black Rocks?

Daniele Voinot, Lillian Rock. At the last September meeting, Tweed shire Crs Barry Longland, Warren Polglase and Carolyn Byrne rejected investigation of a new permanent site for the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed. Instead they approved a licence for the men’s shed to start building at the temporary Black Rocks sports field site.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.