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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

Richmond Tweed Regional Library Mobile Library is on the road

Following the destruction of the previous trailer in this year’s unprecedented floods, a replacement trailer for the Richmond Tweed Regional Mobile Library has arrived – it's been polished and loaded with brand-new books and is on the road.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Byron women’s AFL narrowly avoids first loss

A battle royale unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Cavanbah oval when the Byron Bay women’s AFL team took...

The North Coast Mud Trail is ten!

Fifteen local pottery studios will soon open their doors and reveal their latest ceramic art creations for the 10th Anniversary North Coast Mud Trail, recently launched at Ignite Studios in Ballina.

Stories about "Vaccination":

Not all masks are created equal, but they’re better than nothing against BA.4 and BA.5

As Australia’s health authorities and governments debate public health mandates in response to a surge in COVID-19 infections, experts are instead pushing for improvements in public information and awareness.

Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

Unvaccinated? You’re up to 17.5 times more likely to end up in ICU

Before the latest free for all approach to the management of the COVID-19 virus a big part of the conversation was about flattening the curve and vaccination was one part of that strategy for good reason.

COVID-19 vaccination does not increase the risk of preterm birth

Study findings support the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy.

Byron Mayor speaks out about COVID testing

The latest information released by the Northern NSW Local Health District today, showed there were 576 new COVID cases to 8pm last night with 96 in the Byron Shire.

Children aged 5 to 11 eligible for vaccination from Monday and over 500 new cases and one death locally

NSW Chief Paediatrician Dr Matthew O’Meara announced today that children as young as five years of age will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination from next Monday.

Looking to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

Ocean Shores Pharmacy has managed to scrape together some extra doses of vaccines and boosters and have opened up extra days to make them available. But they are asking everyone to use the online app to fill out the pre-screening form prior to their appointment.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Alon protests against losing his unvaxxed teacher

An 11-year-old boy from Oceans Shores wants his unvaccinated teacher to be able to come back to his school at Brunswick Heads

Six people given ‘ultra-low’ Pfizer vaccine dose

Queensland Health says that today they have contacted 175 people who received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at the Flagstone Community College pop-up vaccination clinic on Saturday October 23, after it was found that six people may have received an ultra-low dose owing to a vaccine preparation error.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.