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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Other News

Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces. 

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Independence key?

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Thanks Echo, for getting worthy successors for the Mungo Comment space. Margo Kingston, for instance, in a recent...

Interview with Shai Shriki

The Shai Guy Finally emerging out of COVID-time, singer songwriter Shai Shriki is preparing a great show and a fundraiser...

Edo will be performing at a charity event for the COVID crisis in India on Mothers Day.

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Co-founder/CEO, Edo Kahn, is a musician, social entrepreneur and yogi, and he is passionate about transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities. 

In 2017 over 200 ASL volunteers delivered 560 free sessions across 39 facilities in Sydney, Illawarra and Northern Rivers NSW. Since ASL’s inception in 2014, thousands of people facing hardships in healthcare facilities and underserved communities have experienced renewed wellbeing, personal empowerment and joy. 

An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and sound healing specialist, Edo will be performing at the Mothers Day event. Bring your mum, she will love it!

The Mothers Day Chant for Mother India event is on this Sunday, from 2pm to 6pm at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Tickets are vailable on a tiered pricing system, so you can pay what you can, between $30-$500 – visit: www.trybooking.com/BRAQT

ASL is also asking for donations of valuable items from India and South Asia, for a pop-up shop and auction on May 22. Visit: www.asoundlife.org for more information.


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Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.