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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

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.

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

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NSW update Byron Shire – COVID-19 case locations

NSW Health has updated the list of places that two sisters, who have since tested positive for COVID-19, visited while they were in Byron Bay on the weekend.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Confusion over pump track’s purpose

Confusion over which age group will use the proposed pump track at Suffolk Park has raised further questions over whether community consultation for the track was adequate

Suffolk Park bike track

Kerry Wright, Suffolk Park Thank you Echo (10 February) for your support in publishing an informative article about the Council-approved Pump Track Stage 2 development...

Cyclist injured at Suffolk Park

A 50–60 year old male has been flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) following a cycling accident at around 8.30am this morning in Suffolk Park.

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Making a difference, one piece of rubbish at a time

It has been five months since Aydan threw his mobile in a bucket of water and set off on a mission to clean the world.

Suffolk Park locals celebrate park-land purchase

Suffolk Park residents are celebrating a big win after Byron Shire Council yesterday confirmed it had successfully negotiated the purchase of the Beech Drive education land in Suffolk Park from the state government for $900,000.

Council to get first offer on Suffolk Park land

Chris Dobney An auction of ‘surplus’ Education Department land at Suffolk Park has been cancelled after the intervention of education minister Adrian Piccoli. The embattled minister,...

Rally called to save Suffolk Park community land

The Suffolk Park Progress Association (SPPA) has called a rally for this coming Wednesday (November 16) to save its only park, which is set to be sold by the Education Department by auction before the end of the month.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.