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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Vaccinations

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

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a...

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

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Passenger dies in firey car crash

A man has died after a single car crash at Casino in the early hours of New Year’s morning, after the vehicle in which he was travelling hit an electrical supply box and caught fire.

Two airlifted to hospital in 24 hours

The Westpac helicopter has been kept busy in the last 24 hours with two road accidents requiring members of the public to be air lifted to Brisbane and Lismore hospitals.

Toddler hit by motorbike – Woolgoolga

A toddler is in a critical condition after being hit by a motorbike on the state’s North Coast yesterday.

Driver killed in 4-vehicle highway accident

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following the death of a man after a four-vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway yesterday.

Pacific Highway closed at Woodburn due to truck accident

The Pacific Highway north of Woodburn has been closed in both directions due to a truck rollover about three kilometres north of the town earlier this morning.

Woman, 92, dies after being hit by car in Lismore

A 92-year-old woman died in hospital after being hit by a car after she got off a bus at Goonellabah near Lismore yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.