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Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

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Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

What price conscience?

Senator Fatima Payman's abrupt departure from the Labor Party after crossing the floor over the issue of Palestinian statehood was a very public demonstration of the tensions between party cohesion and individual conscience in the Australian political system.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Byron Bay

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to recognise the contributions Indigenous Australians make to our country and society.

Policy ambition, age and conservatives 

The sad state of conservative politics has again dominated the world stage this week, with the Tory wipeout in the UK, and a chaotic result in the French elections, reducing President Macron’s Centralist Alliance to 168 seats in the 577-seat parliament. 

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

Bruns Marine Rescue welcomes new vessel

Rescue response and capability has been improved in Brunswick Heads, with Marine Rescue Brunswick receiving a new 10-metre, state-of-the-art vessel.

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New sailing winners on the Tweed

Matt Andrews Forty-eight people took to the water in twenty-four boats at Fingal Head on the last Sunday in June for the Tweed Valley Sailing...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Sailors back on the water

The Tweed Valley sailing club hosted its first meeting since the pandemic began when a group of members and visitors enjoyed pleasant racing on the lower Tweed River the Sunday before last.

Sailors enjoy fast conditions for race ten of the Tweed Summer Series

Eleven boats enjoyed easy and fast sailing, with many under spinnakers for race 10 of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s Summer Series. Fastest on the day was Kate Yeomans on her Laser Bluey. Kate excelled in the conditions, leaving second place three minutes behind. Second finisher was Laser Silent Partner (John Heywood) and third was another Laser Siesta (Gary McCrohan). 

Gusty winds test sailors on the Tweed

A fleet of 27 boats across three classes took to the water for the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s Condong to Fingal river marathon.

Fast racing in good conditions for sailors on the Tweed

Bill Fenelon  The Tweed Valley Sailing Club hosted the second race of its 2019 Winter Series on the last weekend of May. It was a lovely...

Summer sailors have last fling on the Tweed River

Bill Fenelon Fourteen boats competed in a good breeze for the last race day of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s summer season at the end...

Kids laser in on sailing

The last school holiday sail at Fingal by the Tweed Valley Sailing Club was the biggest yet with over 25 young sailors and the...

Newcomers enjoy first sailing experience on the Tweed River

Bill Fenelon Over 36 crew in 20 boats, including beginners, took part in three club-championship events as part of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s first...

Tweed sailing a thrilling choice for 83 juniors

The Tweed Valley Sailing Club at Fingal Head on the Tweed River is now nearly eight years old and 2018 was another packed year...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Getting the word out on wildlife

The Young and Wild project by young women and run by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has produced wildlife stickers and murals, all to raise awareness of the plight of our native animals.