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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

End of Days

Sometimes life would be a lot simpler if I could just believe in God. If I could believe that...

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

Stories about "World War 1":

Inability to share causes war

Geoff Dawe, Uki. The wars of civilization, especially in this ‘modern’ period are based mostly in the inability of humans to share material resourcing; one group of people feel they have primary call for resourcing and others are not as deserving.

Gallipoli’s long shadow on Aust population

An expert explains how World War I had a dramatic, and lasting, impact on Australia's population.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...