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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

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.

Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

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Park plans for Suffolk Park’s park take shape

Concept plans for ‘Our Park’ on Suffolk Park’s Beech Drive were shared with local residents last week. It comes after the community lobbied the state government – and won – to retain the land after it was flagged for sale as surplus.

Suffolk Park’s community celebration picnic

Celebrating ‘our park’ the Suffolk Park community is coming together for a funday picnic this coming Sunday, May 28. The all ages event will be a community celebration of winning the 2016 Save Our Park Campaign.

Suffolk Park plans

Donald Maughan, president, Suffolk Park Progress Association The Suffolk Park community came together in an impressive show of unity in November last year to protest...

Residents group celebrates sports field victory

The Suffolk Park Progress Association will tonight celebrate its great achievement this year, ensuring the handover of the Beech Drive sports field, playground and community garden to Byron Shire Council.

Byron council can’t afford Suffolk sports field

Byron Shire Council says it is unable to afford the market price of the Suffolk Park sports field that the government wants to sell, and mayor Simon Richardson is calling on the community to ‘stand up and speak directly to the government.’

Petition calls for ‘gifting’ of Suffolk Park open space

A week after its Save Our Park Community Rally, the Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) has launched a change.org petition asking that the NSW Government transfer the land title of Lot 60, Beech Drive to Byron Shire Council as a gift.

Calls for Suffolk Park sports field to be gifted

While negotiations for Byron Shire Council to purchase Suffolk Park’s sports field on Beech Drive are ongoing, there are increasing calls for the land to be gifted, not sold.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.