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July 13, 2024

Knockrow crash puts Yamba woman in hospital

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Losing town water access

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Should Mullum’s water supply remain locally-sourced?

The Echo asked mayoral candidates Cr Sarah Ndiaye and Mayor Michael Lyon what their position is with Mullum’s future water supply, and ‘Why the community should trust the integrity of this process, given the optics around consultant conflict of interest, and staff not answering questions from committee members with engineering expertise?’

Fingal residents celebrate Cubby Bakehouse backdown over illegal development

The illegal development of the Fingal General Store into a commercial bakery was ended on Tuesday when Cubby’s development application (DA) was modified to remove the commercial bakery.

Man assaulted – Tweed Heads South

Police have commenced an investigation following an assault at a Tweed Heads shopping centre yesterday afternoon.

National NAIDOC Week – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This year’s National NAIDOC Week theme honours the enduring strength and resilience of First Nations peoples and culture.

Winter Whales swim raises $34k

One of Byron Shire’s biggest yearly events – The Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim – have announced the beneficiaries of their 2024 fundraising efforts. 

A car accident on the Pacific Highway at Knockrow at around 9:15am today (Wednesday August 5) has seen the driver of one of the cars taken to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The woman was driving south on the highway, returning to her home in Yamba when the car she was driving collided with another vehicle heading northbound.

The woman is in a critical condition.

Her two passengers suffered less serious injuries but were also transported to hospital.

The male driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries

Police say the Ballina crash investigation unit is still examining how the accident occurred.

Traffic on the highway was blocked until about midday.


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