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Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

From the deceptive and underhanded conduct of our current Prime Minister ScMo, to the destructive impact of Tony Abbott and the far right of the Australian political and media scene, A Bigger Picture, by Malcolm Turnbull, provides an interesting insight into how he perceives the Australian political landscape.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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...

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

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Lismore, Casino and surrounding areas are flooding

Lismore and low lying around Casino areas are currently experiencing minor to moderate flooding in some areas as the the Richmond River and Wilsons Rivers heads towards their predicted peaks.

Fire update: Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka monitor conditions

Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka residents are on Watch and Monitor conditions.

Highway to hell: 75-minute delays at Woodburn

In what is turning into holiday hell, northbound travellers on the Pacific Highway can expect to wait the length of a feature film in a traffic jam at Woodburn today.

New Italy near Woodburn the site of Australia’s first refugees

Australias first refugees formed a successful settlement just south of Woodburn in Northern NSW now known as Little Italy.

Woodburn teacher charged with child sexual assault

A Woodburn teacher has been charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl between 1995 and 1997 in the northern rivers.

Driver killed in head-on smash at Woodburn

A head-on crash between a semi-trailer and a sedan at Woodburn yesterday afternoon claimed the life of the sedan driver.

Businesses meet to discuss bypass impacts

Businesses affected by the proposed upgrade of the Pacific Highway are meeting at the Woodburn Memorial Hall tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss the future.

Woodburn crash prompts transport union warning

A transport union has claimed that road transport is Australia’s most dangerous industry following a crash at Woodburn at the weekend which resulted in two deaths.

Two killed, several injured in crash near Woodburn

Police are appealing for witnesses to a horror three-vehicle crash on the Pacific Highway near Woodburn early on Saturday morning in which two people died

Council puts the swans back in Swan Bay

The swans have returned to Swan Bay, near Woodburn, thanks to a three-year-old rehabilitation project.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...