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Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

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Adam says it’s time for a Sunday bus for north Byron Shire

As many people are aware, there is no public transport in the north of Byron Shire on Sundays, making it difficult for people, young people in particular, to get to where they want to go. Adam Luck has decided to take action on this problem. 

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

Sunday saw around 5,000 people head to Bangalow to enjoy the Bangalow Billycart Derby with Greg Nash, Bangalow Lions Club President, telling The Echo that it was a ‘glorious autumn day'.

Shh – it’s Secret Bridesmaid’s Business

It is the very eve of Meg’s wedding – her mother is fussing over every detail and her best friends are doing little to help. The wedding is the gala event that Meg has dreamed of since she was a girl and one that has taken far too long to come true. But, anything that can go wrong does until the veil is lifted on an unhappy secret, and Meg’s dream is rocked by a revelation she doesn’t want to be true.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Local Labor MP supports Future Gas Strategy

Climate research scientist, Joelle Gergis, has joined other scientists, academics, think tanks and economists in condemning federal Labor’s Future Gas Strategy, which was released last week.

A gig for people who like their music with a little edge. Here are some things you may not know about the GOD: The Goons of Doom are four childhood buddies from Sydney’s northern beaches who met on the very first day of school: Ozzy Wrong, Killerwhale, Vaughan Deadly and The Crimson Baquero, also known as Cowboy. All four enjoyed lengthy suspensions and ruthless canings for various indiscretions at school. And did you also know – the Goons of Doom have been ripping the fuck out of live shows for 10 long years.

They’ve toured the world a dozen times and played at festivals such as Big Day Out, Falls and SXSW and they’ve also toured with, opened for or been on the same bill as a diverse range of acts including The Presets, Wolfmother, Hole, The Beautiful Girls, The Rakes, Pennywise, The Ground Components, Angus & Julia Stone, The Gingers, John Dillinger Escape Plan, Damien Marley & Nas, Mariachi El Bronx, and a whole bunch of other fucks too! Oh, and another thing: The Goons of Doom’s tattoos suck.

Cowboy has a tattoo of rain but no clouds. Ozzy Wrong has a tattoo of stitches and dinosaur bones. Vaughan Dead has a tattoo that says ‘I went to the tattoo shop and all I got was this lousy tattoo’. Killerwhale has a tattoo of his dog’s name ‘Fizzy’ on the roof of his mouth. Do something you won’t regret and catch them at the Hotel Great Northern this NYE. $20 plus b/f.

The Goons of Doom are joined by Ocean Alley, The Badlands and DJ Chris Bradley at the Hotel Great Northern this New Years.


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NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

Fed gov’t doubles funds for local road repairs

Local governments across the state are to share in $1.2 billion worth of commonwealth funding for local roads over the next five years.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.