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June 19, 2021

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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Other News

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 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.

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...

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Not one town north of Grafton is in line to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN) within the next three years, according to a list issued yesterday by broadband minister Stephen Conroy.

The exception will be a few new land developments, such as Mullumbimby’s Tallowood Ridge.

The NBN was key to getting independent Lyne MP Rob Oakeshott to support the government after the last election, so it is little wonder that the underserviced towns of Taree and Cundletown in his electorate will be among the first to benefit.

Page MP Janelle Saffin said she was disappointed that no plans had been released for the roll-out program to the Ballina-Lismore-Casino area.


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Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

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Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.