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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.

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

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...

Stories about "Zero Emissions Byron":

inGrained Foundation grants program returns

In its third year, the inGrained Foundation’s Northern Rivers Large Grants Program returns with a $100,000 funding pool, ready to support a diverse range of local not-for-profits.

The power of planting for climate

On Tuesday, 16 March at Dingo Lane Farms in Myocum, Zero Emissions Byron launched the Replant Byron Alliance, aiming to both encourage landowners to drawdown carbon via biodiverse and productive land uses, and to quantify the collective impact of tree plantings.

Transition

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek In response to Geraldine Crumpton’s letter (20 January), Byron Shire’s North Coast Climate Action Group formed one of the first transition...

Latest electric vehicle technology on show June 8

Want to hear about electric utes, mopeds, and motorbikes? Did you know you can now rent a classic car, such as a Landrover or VW, converted to EV?

What’s the bloody emergency?

It's time to pull your fingers out and actually start to significantly reduce your carbon emissions pretty smartly, folks, or we’re stuffed.

Mullumbimby first street to declare on energy use

With the federal energy policy in tatters individuals have been getting ready to take on the energy challenge themselves and Tristran Parade in Mullumbimby has just become the first street to declare their commitment to create a clean energy future.

Plastic free daze

For the third year the Shire is participating in the global Plastic Free July campaign along with more than two million people in 159 countries.

Zero Emissions Byron event June 27

While many governments around the world are introducing measures to address climate change, the Australian government has failed to develop an action plan to reduce Australia’s emissions.

Change the world one action at a time

Have you been wondering how to take action on climate change and reduce your carbon footprint? Repower Byron Shire, launched on Sunday 17 September,...

Sustainable inspiration: book now for sustainable house day tours

It can be where sustainable meets art and that is certainly the case for Nina Bishop who designed and built her sustainable mud brick home LightFeat near Mullumbimby. Nina is opening her house this year, for the second and last time, as part of the Sustainable House Day.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...