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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.

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Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

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.

Regarding John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement

Cr Jeannette Martin, Mullumbimby In response to John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement in last week’s Echo (Jun2, 2021), I feel I...

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

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Outdoor Sea Shepherd film screening next week

A new initiative by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has launched, which aims to educate and bring together a community of passionate people of all ages.

Sea Shepherd screens Chasing the Thunder in Byron

The latest film from Sea Shepherd is Chasing the Thunder, a thrilling high seas adventure where two marine conservation captains go on a hundred-day chase of the illegal poacher and pirate fishing vessel, the Thunder.

The kids are alright…

Teenagers get a bad rap in the media – self-absorbed, argumentative, lazy, withdrawn, social media obsessed, irresponsible – but I’m here to tell you, as a young person, that the kids are alright.

Fight for the Bight paddle out protest Saturday

Support the fight to stop oil mining in the Great Australian Bight at this Saturday's paddle out in Byron and around the country.

Sea Shepherd welcomes end to Southern Ocean Whaling

Sea Shepherd says its objective of ending the slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary has been realised following Japan's announcement that it will quit the International Whaling Commission.

Green turtle released by Australian Seabird Rescue

Winona, rescued by Australian Seabird Rescue from Evan's Head on March 10 was successfully released back into the ocean on Wednesday morning.

Sea Shepherd saves loggerhead turtle from Ballina shark net

The quick actions of Sea Shepherd monitors and a nearby SMART drumline contractor averted the otherwise certain death of an endangered loggerhead turtle that became entangled in shark nets off Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach yesterday.

Sea Shepherd urges Byron shire to help fight Adani

Sea Shepherd Australia has issued an appeal to supporters in the Byron shire and beyond to help get its flagship, the Steve Irwin, ready to fight Adani in Queensland waters.

Massive fine for owner of notorious poacher rescued by Sea Shepherd

A major crackdown by Spanish authorities of illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean, helped by the dogged pursuit by Sea Shepherd of the most notorious poaching vessel in the world, ended on Wednesday with the illegal operator fined millions of euros.

What’s the Japanese whaling fleet up to?

Captain Paul Watson. Sea Shepherd founder. Sea Shepherd calls on the Australian and New Zealand Governments to provide coordinates for Japanese whaling fleet

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...