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TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Lismore Councillors sworn in and Committees decided

On Tuesday, Lismore City Council GM Michael Donnelly facilitated the swearing-in of the new Mayor and 10 Councillors in the chambers at Goonellabah.

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Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

An unexpected vote for two Rous representatives from Lismore Council

Last night the new Lismore City Council voted for two Councillors to represent Lismore on Rous County Council, even though the agenda was clear that Rous County Council voting had been excluded owing to the requirement for a minimum nomination period of 21 days.

While holidaying over the xmas break at my grandfather’s house in South Golden Beach
I got a bit depressed reading about president pussygroper’s ascension to the Whitehouse and googling unsolved crime in NSW.

Forty pages of unsolved murders, the list of unsolved rape was endless, on it went..

Lighten up, dig out some of pops old Echo‘s to enlighten me and the first issue I come to dated November 16 settles me down immeasurably, the thrilling article was about how the drug squad after a five-month investigation arrested a 66-year-old grandmother for selling gunga cookies on the the streets of Nimbin.

Gee, I  can see them now in their shiny boots and blue overalls with ‘police’ written on the back in big block letters, three or four more in uniform with guns and tasers ready for action in case this mama packed a pistol and tried to shoot it out or make a run for it.

Tension must have been palpable after five months, bet those blue lights were flashing.

Would have been at least four vehicles, dawn raid no doubt, whole operation probably cost the taxpayer fifty grand.

I feel so relieved now the police have taken this huge step toward solving all those unsolved crimes by removing this little gunga fairy from the streets of Nimbin.

I mean we all know what a alarming  threat to society they really pose. I think the Echonetdaily should send Mandy Nolan or Norman Gunston maybe on assignment to interview and congratulate the police commissioner about making this truly astonishing breakthrough.

Chris Michael, Bulahdelah

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