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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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Two views of animal welfare on the Tweed

Local MP Justine Elliot recently announced that an Albanese Labor Government will invest $1 million to build the new animal pound and rehoming centre at Lundberg Drive, South Murwillumbah.

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now...

Comment: Net sober by 2050!

With Scott Morrison about to jet off to Glasgow for the UN COP 26 Climate Change Conference, I’ve got some unexpected and exciting news of my own: I’ve decided to take advice around my health and wellbeing and give up drinking! 

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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.

New plan to minimise flood hazard in Lismore

Lismore City Council has commenced the preparation of a new Flood Risk Management Plan that will identify the measures designed to minimise the community’s exposure to flood hazard.

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Majority of Lennox businesses support WSL

The majority of businesses in Lennox Head have responded ‘yes’ to the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce survey asking if they were ‘in favour’ of the World Surfing League (WSL) being held at Lennox.

Tyler Wright wins in Rio

Lennox Heads champion surfer Tyler Wright didn’t take any shortcuts on her path to a second straight Oi Rio Women’s Pro. The 2016 World Champ took the long road to the title this year, surfing in every round of the event.

Tyler Wright named world champion

Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright has claimed the jewel in the crown of international surfing, being named women's world champion of the 2016 season.

Lennox local Stu Kennedy defeats Kelly Slater

Stu Kennedy of Lennox Head (pictured) caused a massive upset by defeating 11 times World Champion Kelly Slater during Round 2 and eliminating the American from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast yesterday (Sunday, March 13).

Twin fin win eludes Rastovich

Hawaiian Shane Dorian has defeated Australia’s Dave Rastovich in the final of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy twin fin division.

Fanning beats De Souza to Rip Curl Pro title

Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads has won his fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title, defeating Adriano De Souza of Brazil in a count back after the pair finished in the first ever tiebreak final in WCT history

Champions honoured at WSL World Surfing Awards

It was an Australian story as the stars of the surfing world gathered on the Gold Coast last night for the WSL World Surfing Awards.

Soli Bailey runner up at Sunset Beach Pro Junior

Up-and-coming junior Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey has been narrowly defeated in the World Surfing League's Sunset Beach Pro Junior event in Hawaii.

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...