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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Rugby 7s returns to Byron with class lineup

The largest Rugby 7s festival in Australia is returning to Byron Bay on the weekend of October 15–16. The event,...

A Forest of excellence

Forest Byron Bay, a restaurant by Crystalbrook Collection, has won the Regional Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Formal category at...

The Irukandjis sting in USA

Australia's national surfing team the Irukandjis have won a silver medal overall at the International Surfing Association World Surfing Games which just wrapped up at Huntington Beach, California.

National Circus Festival: 30 September–2 October

It’s finally here and everyone is beyond excited. This weekend the National Circus Festival makes its way to the...

NSW says ‘No’ to decriminalising drugs but pivots towards a health-based response

After waiting almost three years to respond to the recommendations of the NSW Ice Inquiry NSW Premier, Dominic Perrottet, has rejected the recommendation to decriminalise use of illicit drugs. 

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

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Far North Coast side wins Richardson Cup

The Far North Coast rugby union side has won the Richardson Cup at the NSW Country Championships held at Tamworth over the long weekend.

Bangalow rugby continue form run with close win over Byron Bay

Strong leadership and sure-fire spot kicking from the Bangalow rugby team underpinned their 19–17 away win over Byron Bay in Far North Coast competition...

Byron Bay Rugby win through to Grand Final

Byron Bay have booked a place in the grand final by beating last year’s premiers Wollongbar-Alstonville on Saturday afternoon, 26–21. ‘It was without a doubt...

Byron on top of ladder at mid-season mark

Andrew Teuma Byron Bay Rugby travelled to Albert Park, Casino, on Saturday to play against 7th-place Casino Bulls RUFC. After the bus trip Byron Bay...

Just another manic Sunday as purple rains on Devils

It is acknowledged by most sports fans that contests are won and lost in the head as much as on the field...

Byron union massive win over Casino

Byron Bay Rugby Union has posted a massive win over Casino on Saturday with a 78–10 hiding of the Bulls. The Bay made the trip west with only 16 players owing to a number of its squad unavailable because of injury.

From Byron to Bowral for country champs

NSW Rugby Union Country Championship on the weekend with the Far North Coast (FNC) representative team making the long trip to compete in the...

Disappointing trip south for Byron

Byron Bay rugby’s season-defining road trip to Grafton was a major disappointment. The scoreline read 30–0 but in truth the Bay simply failed to turn up.

Big weekend for Byron Shire union

In a local derby blockbuster, all three of the shire’s union teams descended on the rec grounds in Byron Bay for a rainy day event on Saturday.

Byron Bay rugby union down but not out

Byron Bay rugby were beaten 44–15 by First Grade front runners Wollongbar-Alstonville on Saturday. In a game of three parts, a feisty and competitive opening 10 minutes was followed by a spectacular five-try blitz by the Pioneers.

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.