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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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Barrio now open every Sunday

If you’re already dreaming about the weekend, how does spending a long lunch at Barrio Eatery & Bar sound? Owing...

First gig at Byron’s Green Room

By Simon Haslam It was certainly auspicious that the very first event at Byron’s new live music 1500-person venue, The...

Lismore hears of Grantham relocation

Jamie Simmonds, the man who directed the relocation of the town of Grantham in Qld, shared his story with Lismore residents last week.

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

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Detection of new COVID-19 variants in Queensland

Tests have confirmed a traveller who tested positive for COVID-19 in hotel quarantine in Queensland is infected with a new variant of the virus.

The chance kindness of strangers can lead to amazing things

Helping children and vulnerable communities in South Africa is what the Kindling Foundation does and now you have a chance to get involved. Jen Kyna

Byron family’s Durban sojourn becomes a labour of love

Two years ago, Byron Bay family the Knoetzes sold off their belongings and headed for Durban, South Africa, a city so overpopulated in can no longer withstand the flood of people coming into the city. So captured were they by the broken and poor community, that they initiated the Love & Hope Project in response.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.