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August 3, 2021

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Border bubble zone bursts thanks to COVID-19 cases in QLD

Anyone in NSW who has been in one or more of eleven particular Queensland local government areas since 21 July is required to self-isolate for fourteen days from their date of return, 'or until the notice is revoked', authorities said Monday.

Other News

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

Fake news

Ron Priestley, Main Arm What Neil Bowhay is proposing (Letters, 14 July) is that The Echo prints fake news. It is people...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

Satellite navigation systems (satnavs). File photo

In a move to preserve the character of rural areas, the federal government’s satellite regulatory body has limited the number of roads available to satnav systems. From 1 April 2020, such systems will no longer generate routes via roads marked as being for local use only.

Rural residents have welcomed the move, as the hidden gems of the hinterland will be henceforth undiscoverable to the internet generation – leaving locals to enjoy the character of the region in peace. One resident told Echonetdaily, ‘It’s a great idea. There will be fewer potholes, and not so many people driving along country lanes like city idiots’.

A little April Fool fun.


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Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

Railway and rail trail working together

Chris Abraham, Mullumbimby Creek The rail service between Casino and Murwillumbah was suspended by the NSW Government without any public consultation. A contract was issued...

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.