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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

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Calls to remove shark nets from Gold Coast beaches

Have you seen the majestic whales migrating up the coast, and getting caught in shark nets, recently? Burleigh Heads is a good spot for whale entanglement watching – and protesting against shark nets.

Migaloo spotted off Brunswick Heads

Migaloo, the famous white humpback whale, has been spotted off the northern NSW coastline and was seen heading towards Gold Coast waters late yesterday.

One whale, two whales…

Over 1000 people headed to Cape Byron Lighthouse on Sunday to learn more about whales and join in the official humpback whale count for 2017 while enjoying the perfect whaling weather.

Shark nets removed as whales return

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) says it is in the process of removing shark nets from north coast waters almost two weeks early as migrating whales have already been spotted along the NSW coast as far north as Kingscliff.

Sharks now have own Facebook page

Mary Gardner, Byron Bay. Tagged sharks have a Facebook page. Whales and orcas each have one too. The general public can post sightings and check the wildlife conditions before heading off to surf, swim or go whale watching.

Whale-watching season back again in earnest

With an estimated 20,000 whales currently migrating along the NSW coastline, NPWS is encouraging whale watching enthusiasts to visit a coastal national park to experience a bumper whale watching season.

Whale watching off to glorious start

With the official start of the whale watching season at Cape Byron Lighthouse on June 1, the annual Whale Day was held in the lighthouse precinct with glorious weather and whales a-splashing.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.