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New coercive control laws explained at Lennox Head tonight

With new coercive control laws coming into effect on July 1, Greens candidate for Richmond, Mandy Nolan will hold community forums – along with other speakers – in Lennox Head and Mullumbimby, during July and August.

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Zionism is not a dirty word

I was disheartened reading Heilpern’s article (Echo, July 3). I understand his confusion when stating '… an antisemite one...

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.

Taking action to preserve forests for the Great Koala National Park

It was pouring rain, and dark, as my 14-year- old son Omar, Frankie our faithful Jack Russell, and I made our way four hours south to the traditional logging town of Taylors Arm, west of Macksville. Taylors Arm was made famous in Slim Dusty’s song, The Pub With No Beer. 

Tyagarah clothing-optional beach

I am a 35-year-old woman who has been a Tyagarah clothing-optional beach (COB) regular since 2018. In summer, I...

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Rabbit Radio presents the Spring Dig profiling leading local and national musicians in a stellar radiothon like no other!

Kicking off with local acoustic sets from Scotty French, Dave Taylor, Natalie Weir, Lincoln Hilliard and Brisbane folk band Laneway.

Complete with two stages the Spring Dig is a mini-festival designed to suit all from super-funk DJs, heavy rock and gypsy soul – the Coolangatta Hotel venue will be hopping mad to support Rabbit Radio and all its goings-on.

Headline acts such as We Are Danyak, Brett Sellwood, JJJ unearthed winner Willow Beats and national sensation Fairchild Republic will bring the Rabbit house down and back up again.

DJ Chris Lamaro and Kendall James from Rabbit Radio’s ‘Do you like disco’ fame and high-energy cats The Vernons complete an epic lineup – all for $25 which includes a Rabbit Radio subscription.

Don your latest threads, dig up your best dance moves and cruise on down to Coolangatta Hotel 17 November 5pm–12 midnight.


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Zionism, antisemitism, Israel

Thank you for the political comment from David Heilpern (July 3) – it was to the point and very well explained. Comments on 'back to...

Byron and Tweed Councils pursue housing project dreams

Long-held council dreams of new, affordable housing on public land in the Byron and Tweed Shires are closer to being realised, mayors say, with state and federal government support.

Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.