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Cockroach climate

The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

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Keeping an eye on the landscapes of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says they have made a commitment to identify and protect the Tweed’s unique landscape, to this end a draft Scenic Landscape Protection Policy has been prepared to ensure the Shire’s spectacular scenery is front of mind when there is new development, change in land use, or when preparing related new policy.

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

A festival in laneways

Mullumbimby, a town known for its abundance of artists and creatives with a passion for what drives them, is set to host the much-anticipated Laneways Festival 2024 on May 4 and 5.

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north...

Stories about "snake bite":

11-year-old faces slow recovery from snake bite

An 11-year-old girl who was bitten by a snake in the Byron hinterland and will remain in hospital until after Christmas. Family and friends have started a Go-Fund-Me page to support her and her family during her recovery.

Suspected snake bite: 11 year old transferred to Queensland Children’s Hospital

An 11 year old girl is in a critical condition following a suspected snake bite and has been transferred to Queensland Children's Hospital.

The northern rivers ratcatcher

They are a swift, slender snake growing to 1.5 metres in length – except here in the northern rivers where the world’s biggest Eastern Browns can reach 2.7 metres.

Boy hospitalised after brown snake bite

A nine-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after having his finger bitten by a juvenile brown snake in Lennox Head yesterday.

No antivenin at Byron Central Hospital

David Bradbury, Wilsons Creek It was disturbing to read of Sue Harrison’s shabby treatment at Byron hospital owing to lack of staff on duty (Echo, February...

A grim commemoration

US President Jo Biden, responding to a question, made the comment that the US is considering the dropping of the prosecution of Julian Assange. How...

Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are we living in the 1920s...

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick Heads. How the state planning...

Can Council’s overturn their decisions?

NSW Labor planning minister, Paul Scully, when asked about the Wallum estate by local MP Tamara Smith (Greens)  in parliament on March 20, said,...