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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

November 11 was a day for many gatherings but perhaps none were more unusual than the launch of a bus bearing a colourful new design at the Lismore Buslines depot.

More than 50 people gathered to wave off the bus on its first regular run between Lismore, Coraki and Evans Head.

What was unusual was the livery of the vehicle, which is part of the Travelling Art Project, launched to encourage local Indigenous people to use public transport.

The central image of the design on the bus is the spiritual totem of the Bundjalung nation, a goanna wrestling with a snake. It is the work of Koori students studying Certificate IV in Visual Arts at Lismore TAFE.

The Travelling Art Project is a collaboration between Transport NSW, Arts Northern Rivers, Northern Rivers Buslines and North Coast TAFE.

It was launched by Bundjalung Elder Aunty Hazel Rhodes. Also present were Bundjalung elders, representatives of the key partner organisations and deputy mayor of Lismore Isaac Smith.

After the launch many took up bus driver Willie Smith’s invitation to climb aboard and take a quick tour through Lismore’s streets.

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