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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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New positive COVID-19 case at Ballina Coast High School

Update 14 October: Ballina Coast High School will reopen for staff and students on Thursday, 14 October 2021, after a member/s of the school community tested positive to...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Satvik Foods simply: sauté, simmer & serve

Easy. Delicious. Healthy. Satvik Foods ready to go packs will have you coming back for thirds! Their range includes...

Holy pandemonium

Driving around Northern Rivers roads at all but 5kms – it’s a bloody nightmare. The other week I had...

Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

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Calls for Royal Commission into housing crisis

The council also voted to write to the NSW Planning Minister about short-term rental accommodation policy reforms.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.

$50k in vouchers distributed to over 500 bushfire affected families

It may be the start of the school holidays but the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and Northern Rivers Community Foundation are in front of the curve with helping bushfire affected families in the Northern Rivers pay for back to school essentials.

As NDIS rolls out, more workers are needed

The administrators of the NDIS estimate that 6,000 locals will be enrolled in the scheme by June this year. But local disability service managers, workers and carers say the transition has been anything but smooth.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...