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Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed...

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Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Byron Magpies AFL club celebrates 40 years

After a few tough COVID-19 and flood-affected years Byron Magpies AFC is celebrating the club’s 40-year anniversary in 2024.

Step towards healing

While reading Michal Schiff’s letter (Echo 3 Apr) I am reminded of the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart’s request...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why The Nude Beach is a Wicked Problem

How do you keep a nude beach safe from sex pests, accepting nudity is not the cause, but that a remote location can encourage predatory opportunism? For me, Tyagarah nude beach is a wicked problem. And I don’t mean morally. I mean culturally.

Oceans 12 ready to compete at state level

A dozen swimmers from the Ocean Shores Aquatic Swim Team are Sydney bound, having secured places to compete in state finals after battling through schools,  district, zone and regional eliminations.

Surya McEwen joins Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Surya McEwen has volunteered on Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s voyage to take 5,500 tonnes of food and medicine to the Palestinian people, in one of the most dangerous war-torn parts of the planet.

Stories about "pro surfing":

Local pros miss chances in Newcastle

Down at Newcastle, the QS 5000 Surfest Newcastle Pro event saw many of the world’s best surfers competing with two of the top Championship Tour surfers, battling it out in the man-on-man final. 

Plenty of chances for locals as contests roll in

Avoca Beach was the venue for the Vissla Central Coast Pro and Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro, both WSL QS 3000 events that featured most of our local pro surfers. 

Bangalow retaining wall damage

The wall supporting the western end of Deacon Street has failed – opposite the Roman Catholic Church. Fortunately, this type of wall usually collapses...

We wonder why

Living in Byron Shire the majority of people continue to ask why is this organisation continuously letting this community down as far as representing...

Aid workers killed

I along with the Israeli and Jewish community in general mourn with the rest of the world for the tragic loss of the seven...

Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar rain to 2022. We just experienced...