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June 17, 2021

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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

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Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Hawaiian Airlines flies three times weekly from Brisbane to Honolulu as the carrier of choice to Hawaii. On board, guests enjoy Hawaiian’s famous signature mea ho’okipa (translation: I am host) hospitality – a warm celebration of the culture and Aloha Spirit of Hawaii. Fares on Hawaiian’s three flights per week include generous free checked baggage of 64kg per person (2 x 32kg bags), complimentary entertainment, drinks and meals designed exclusively by acclaimed chef Chai Chaowasaree.

In its 88th consecutive year of service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline and the leading provider of flights between Honolulu and beautiful neighbouring islands including Līhue, Kauai; Kahului, Maui; and Kona and Hilo, Hawaii Island (170 flights daily).

From Brisbane, Hawaiian also offers one-stop services via Honolulu to 11 US mainland cities including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City (JFK), Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose and Seattle.

Hawaii quiz.

1. Which politician with the middle name Hussein famously claimed he was born in Hawaii?  Hint: His father was from Nyang’oma Kogelo.

2. Last week’s Echo front-page Writers Fest photo by Jeff ‘Book ’em Danno’ Dawson recalled the first use of that phrase by the character Stephen Aloysius ‘Steve’ McGarrett in Episode 7 of which famous TV series?

3. Which is the biggest island in Hawaii?
A –  Maui
B –  Oahu
C –  The Island of Hawaii
D –  The Big Island

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