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Nationals and Labor didn’t sign Clarence anti-mining pledge

The Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA) have been seeking the support of all candidates running for the seat of Clarence...

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Seat of Lismore has 1,000 new constituents after Electoral Commission redistribution

There are about 1,000 new constituents in the Byron Shire hinterland who at this Saturday’s election come into the Electorate of Lismore because of a NSW Electoral Commission redistribution.

Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination

The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this...

Free Julian Assange rally in Lismore

Supporters of Julian Assange gathered outside Lismore Baths on Saturday, the 20th Anniversary of the Iraq war, to add their voice to those who would see the journalist free.

Main Arm road works update

Further to last week’s Echo newspaper story Main Arm Road repairs grant unsuccessful, Council’s General Manager, Mark Arnold, told...

In line with the party, Broadley speaking: Labor’s fresh start for Ballina

In line with the party, Broadley speaking: Labor’s fresh start for Ballina

MP supports controversial AUKUS deal

Despite former Labor prime minister, Paul Keating, calling the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal the ‘worst international decision’ by a Labor government in more than 100 years, local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot is promoting the massive increase in military spending as good for the ‘national interest’.


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  1. Hello there, I cant find where to where I can receive the Echo in my inbox – was subscribing but unsubscribed when I went on hols. for 6 weeks so it didnt fill my inbox!

    Could you please add me again at above email address.

    Many thanks, I’m a keen reader, even tho still miss the paper verson! 🙂 BT

    • Hi Barb,
      When you read Echonetdaily you will see a subscribe button on the top corner of the black bar to the right of your screen. Click on this and it will pop up a little subscription box for you to fill in your name & email address.

  2. To Luis Feliu
    I very big thank you for putting the rock walling of Belongil beach firmly back on the front page. I notice many online comments already and my emails are buzzing. Many bouquets to you Luis for taking it up – this is what the issue needed to pull people out of their lethargy. Its OUR beach that is being sacrificed here. JH

  3. Hello Echo Going out for a coffee on a beautiful Sunday morning and I grab a local Echo. Maybe during these strange times I am looking for happy positive things and the title “Newborn hijacks van’ was a headliner that was poorly thought of and took away a price winning headtile with the delightful story of a newborn entering the world. Very disappointing. Con on happy stories need positive title that includes creative writing.Cheers BC


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The NSW Department of Planning and Environment were quick to respond to the article ‘A bonanza for developers and land bankers?’ published on 21 March 2023 on The Echo online ‘to correct the inaccuracies contained in your article’.

Janelle’s four year road to the 2023 vote

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