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Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

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Bangalow venues in need of financial help

Two of the Shire’s most well-known community spaces have come cap-in-hand to Byron Council, after suffering major income losses as a result of COVID-related public health orders.

The nitty-gritty with the Lismore Mayoral candidates

Last month The Echo asked the Lismore Mayoral candidates 20 questions* about their thoughts, ideas and pizza, and as...

Not wedging

Though it may be puzzling to some, I am heartened to see that some of the candidates for the...

Candidate integrity

I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in...

Karma Indian Café, Byron

With a back story of love, good karma and street food from two completely separate states of India, it’s no wonder that Karma Café is one of the most popular Indian restaurants around.

Funding for Rural Landholder projects in 2022

The closing date for applications to join the Rural Landholder Initiative project is looming and rural property owners are...

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Honouring Big John

In honour of Big John Keevers; a man who always made you feel special and he always engaged and connected from the heart.

Surfers farewell a gentle giant of the waves

A member of our surfing community has died. It came as a shock. No-one in my circle had known he was sick, but none of us had been very close to him. Big John was a larger-than-life character. Literally and figuratively.

Locals enjoy success at 2018 Malibu Classic

Byron Bay’s Jack Entwistle has won two divisions of the 2018 Byron Bay Malibu Classic held at Wategos Beach over the weekend. The 24-year-old won...

Freestyling and Stoke lands at Wategos

The final day of the Byron Bay Surf Festival last weekend included the Freestyle and Stoke invitational and non-competitive surfing event. Action started at 7am...

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

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.