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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 September, 2021

Please check, at the end of lockdown to see whats on.

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is...

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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Defibrillator fundraiser launched in Phil’s wake

A fundraiser has been established to buy three defibrillators for Byron Bay beaches, after local surfer, Phillip Jones, died after being pulled from the water on Thursday, August 26.

COVID fragments in Byron’s sewage – have symptoms? Get tested

Do you live in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise, or Broken Head? If you have any COVID symptoms or have potentially been exposed get tested.

So much stoke at Byron Bay Surf festival

People from all over the country and the globe gathered in Byron Bay over the weekend for the 10th outing of the Byron Bay...

Time for Byron Malibu Classic

Mal riders old and young will be waxing up for the 38th staging of the Byron Bay Malibu Classic to be held at Wategos...

Man found dead in surf was fully dressed

Police are still trying to establish how a man who was found face down in the water between The Pass and Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, yesterday came to be in the surf fully dressed.

Seated at the stairway to heaven

Led Zeppelin band members penned Stairway to Heaven long before they were guests at Rae’s, but if there was ever a restaurant poised to reflect on that song title then The Restaurant at Rae’s is it.

Wear protection in the surf

Oliver Dunne, Wategos Beach. Wearing protection when undertaking inherently dangerous sporting activities makes sense whether one is indulging in car or bike racing, hot sex or surfing.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.