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Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

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Byron Shire floodplain risks to be highlighted to NSW premier

Byron Shire Council have recognised 1,454 flood-affected homes in Byron Shire that could benefit from the government’s much touted assistance via its Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation.

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Bundjalung art market

This year the region’s favourite Art on Bundjalung Market is coming to Kyogle on Saturday 22 October. The event...

Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

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Small business loans and mentoring on offer

Micro, or small business loans, and mentoring programs have been highly successful in many third-world countries, and now they are going to be available in the Northern Rivers.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend. 

Byron Shire floodplain risks to be highlighted to NSW premier

Byron Shire Council have recognised 1,454 flood-affected homes in Byron Shire that could benefit from the government’s much touted assistance via its Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation.

Native treats found in Broken Head

Auntie’s Cafe has now opened in Broken Head Holiday Park and is serving a delicious menu inspired by local native foods.