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Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore...

Obstruction claims over holiday letting rejected by Planning Dept

The NSW Planning Department has hit back at suggestions that it has obstructed Byron Council’s attempt to limit short-term holiday letting in the Shire.

More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

Stories about "US presidential race":

US voting rights

B Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby. Voting eligibility in Florida for USA elections: a. Have never been convicted of a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored). b. Have never...

US refugees expected

Ron Bay, Suffolk Park.  I wonder if our brave politicians have started developing a strategy on how to deal with an influx of refugees from the...

Blocking Trump could trigger an American nightmare

One of the few myths that most Americans believe is that they are not a class-based society, but it is a myth. What’s happened in this election, so far, is that two old white guys – Sanders and Trump – set out to win their parties’ nomination with the same strategy.

Terrorists, elections, and bloviators

Veteran Australian journalist and political commentator Phillip Frazer shares his unique perspective on terrorism abroad and the upcoming Australian and US elections.

Trumpmania: Has America gone mad?

Nope – it was already mad. Americans are angry mad at the fact that the government – and the corporates who run it – have their sticky fingers in everything their citizens do and everything they think, and all they get is another day older and deeper in debt.

Return of the Jedi?

Michael Balson - Upper Wilson’s Creek. The world has for decades been in the grip of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK stage of STAR WARS and is desperately needing the RETURN OF THE JEDI to restore peace and sanity to the Empire.

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

NORPA announces stellar 2022 season

This morning in a special online event, NORPA revealed some of the adventurous, world-class shows that will transport audiences to different worlds in 2022.