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April 18, 2021

Ding-ding-ding for the dong

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Dean Chalker, Mullumbimby Creek

The council spent a pile of ratepayer money, after disregarding the results of minimal community consulation, on the Disco Dong, with only an artist’s concept drawing to go on. It has now spent more to discover that someone might climb it and fall off. Big surprise! Did no-one at Council look at the drawing and have this thought? Really? So, the council will pay even more to have it removed, presumably to avoid their inability to defend themselves should they be sued following an injury. The ratepayer winds up more than $80,000 out of pocket, with nothing to show except a recurring storage fee.

Or we could buy a ‘bird’ as a ‘memento’ – of what? Our council’s incompetence? Seriously, they should give them back to ratepayers – we’ve already paid for the bloody things.

The only way I’d pay $20 for a ‘bird’ if I could hang it around the council’s collective neck, like an albatross, through until the next election.


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