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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.

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Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

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.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

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. 

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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.

The Far North Coast U/13s rugby team hangs on to possession playing at Nelson Bay.

Ross Kendall

Far north coast rugby union teams had a tough first day before winning their final games at the NSW Country Junior Boys Championships played at Nelson Bay earlier this month.

The U/14s had losses to Central West (22-0), Illawarra (24-0) and Central North (5-0) before beating New England 39-0 in the playoff for seventh place.

The U/13s had narrow losses to Illawarra (17-15) and the Mid North Coast (19-15) but also picked up a win over Hinter (7-5) before the finals.

They finished fifth on the table after beating Central North 49-0 in their playoff.

The U/12s also struggled with losses to Illawarra (38-5), Hunter (15-0) and the Mid North Coast (14-0). They went on to win their playoff for seventh place with a win over Central North (31-0).


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