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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

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Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

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.

Stories about "The Roundhouse":

Roundhouse blocks sell out in less than three hours

Fancy a large 1,576m2 block with views in the best spot in Ocean Shores for $330,000? Sorry, but it sold the same morning it went on sale, like the rest of the eleven Roundhouse lots.

Blame state government for Roundhouse sale

Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina. News that Byron Shire Council has moved to sell off the iconic ‘Roundhouse’ site in Ocean Shores will bring mixed emotions for our community and those who worked hard to preserve this site over many years.

Last chance to object to Roundhouse sale

Time for residents to make submissions on the sell-off of the Byron council-owned Roundhouse property in Ocean Shores runs out at 4pm today (Wednesday March 4).

Roundhouse sale affects all Byron residents

Hilary Bone, Federal. Byron Shire Council is attempting to sell land in Ocean Shores which evidence suggests it is not legally entitled to sell because the land is classified as ‘community land’ and the land is subject to a trust and other interests.

Roundhouse trickery

Ri Fraser, Ocean Shores. Byron Shire Council has its claws into the Roundhouse site again. Last year BSC went off half-cocked in an attempt to sell 11 blocks to raise money for its general deficit, but were halted by the information that the land is ‘community’ zoned and cannot be sold.

‘Drop-in’ sessions on Ocean Shores Roundhouse plans

Byron Shire Council staff will be available today and tomorrow to discuss a planning proposal currently on public exhibition which aims to reclassify the Roundhouse site to ‘operational land – interest changed’.

OSCA’s view of the Roundhouse saga

Jan Mangleson, Ocean Shores Community Association. The people of Ocean Shores have endured for many years the steady erosion of public land from its town area. The town was planned to have 10 per cent open space. Every available small plot, piece of riverbank etc has been subsumed without public knowledge into nature reserves, excluding the community from access.

New proposal to get around Roundhouse opponents

Byron Shire Council has come up with a new proposal to speed up sale of its prime real estate at Ocean Shores, to get around a group of residents who have been blocking the move.

OSCA Roundhouse plan ludicrous

Radha Kate Koch, Ocean Shores. Has anyone asked the neighbours if they want a large commercial ‘Artist Cultural Centre’ next door with 22–30 apartments, a restaurant, a kids’ playground and a gallery/museum, because that is what they are proposing.

OSCA’s Roundhouse plan not favoured

Who are these OSCA (Ocean Shores Community Association) people, supposing to support 10 per cent of the local community?I don't think so.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...