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September 17, 2021

Old & Gold glitters once more

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Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

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Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

What’s with the bollards?

I completely agree with Clive Jeffery when he points out that the new pedestrian crossing near the Commonwealth Bank...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Cabarita Spirits – home of Soltera Rum

S Haslam How small-scale and personal do you need to get before you can be called a truly artisanal and...

Democracy under strain as pandemic continues

With the NSW government now openly threatening that the public will not be able to participate in social activities, work in the public sector or travel interstate unless they are vaccinated for COVID-19, The Echo asked local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) what her party is doing about protecting civic rights and freedoms.

Homelessness

The Bangalow CWA branch is way more than tea and scones. The branch has a strong commitment to the...

Some much anticipated sunny weather and a little finger picking from the Sidewalk Stompers helped get crowds in the mood for Saturday’s annual Old & Gold festival at Brunswick Heads.

With up to 100 garage sales and four halls full of stalls, there was treasure to be found for everyone (depending on your definition, of course).

Local charity groups made some much needed cash, with Rotary and VRA BBQs, stalls at the Catholic Church and stalls and Devonshire tea at the CWA Hall.

The Brunswick Heads Scouts manned the car parking while the team at the Visitor Centre dished up good old-fashioned homemade cakes, soup and frittata outside the Memorial Hall.

The Brunswick Picture House helped out with looking after the kids, giving their golden oldies a chance to relax and browse in peace.


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