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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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Eight days in and search parties continue to search bush for Mullum man Gage Wilson

Local Byron Shire man Gage Wilson has now been missing for eight days and his family and friends have been organising search parties to look for him.  

Drumming circle

Every morning I get up early and walk along the beach south of the Brunswick Surf Club. What I’ve started...

Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

Contaminated fuel claims

A man who says a petrol station in the southern Tweed Heads area sold him contaminated fuel is seeking any other motorists who may have experienced the same. 

Shambolic roads

With regards to the Echo article, ‘Let’s dive deep into potholes’ (May 15), I am appalled at the attitude...

Stories about "study tour":

Will Lismore spend $250k on a disaster ‘study tour’?

The Lismore Mayor is hoping that Council will vote to send himself and a delegation on a 'study tour' to the tune of $250,000 to 'look at world’s best practice on disaster recovery, reconstruction, planning and mitigation works'.

Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

After an hour's debate, Ballina Shire Council voted to adopt its own Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan at its last meeting.

Households warned against smoke alarm complacency

Firefighters, NRL stars and other top athletes are urging households across the state to make sure they have working smoke alarms fitted in their homes, as Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) launches its annual Winter Fire Safety Campaign.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.