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Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

As Lismore local government area comes out of lockdown residents will also be permitted extra reasons to cross the border into Queensland from 1am 23 September.

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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.

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Are developers threatening court action over controversial Iron Gates development?

Using the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) to exclude effective public dialogue on development appears to, once again, be being used to drive forward development in the Northern Rivers.

COVID-19 update NSW, September 22

As Byron Bay and Tweed Shire enter on their first day of a snap lockdown, NSW recorded from 8 pm last night 1035 announced Premier Berejiklian.

Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

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Death and dying in the Byron community

Today is the start of  National Palliative Care Week (May 24-30) and the amazing folk who help people in the last few days of their life, and their families in the days afterwards, are highlighting services available in the Byron Shire for dying, death and funerals.

Goddess keeps it dry for V-Day in the Bay

The predicted rain managed to behave in an orderly fashion as dozens of woman met the dawn on Main Beach in Byron Bay for the 8th annual V-Day rally.

Vagina, vagina, vagina

Zenith Virago, Brunswick Heads I would just like to thank everyone for your loving messages of congratulations. It was overwhelming to be nominated and to...

Valentine’s, Victory and Vaginas: V-Day is on the way

Byron Bay’s annual V-Day dawn dance will be held on Sunday 14 February, to empower women and call for an end to violence against women and children.

Day of the Dead ceremony powerful and healing

A celebration of those who have died will be held this Sunday at the Crystal Castle – facilitator Zenith Virago says the ceremony is an opportunity for everyone to come together for those who have died, are dying, or who are lost to us in some way.

Day of the Dead comes to life at Crystal Castle

On Sunday people from across the northern rivers made a pilgrimage to Crystal Castle to remember family members or friends who have died in a way that goes beyond the usual religious blandishments.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.19.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Richmond Valley Council looks at thermal waste to energy

At last night’s Richmond Valley Council meeting, councillors looked at a recommendation that Council receives and notes the information on the next steps to seek Alternate Waste Treatment solutions for landfill and recyclable waste streams.