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January 28, 2022

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Two deaths in Northern Rivers in previous 24 hours, 29 across the state

There were another two deaths reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to  8pm 26 January with 44 people in hospital and five in ICU.

Other News

Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

September 23, 2014

Issue 29.15

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In this Issue:

What we do in the shadows

You can be as scathing and snooty as you like about vampire movies, but one thing is for certain – they are unlikely to go away any time soon. Ever since FW Murnau’s definitive Nosferatu (1922), the undead bloodsuckers have been turning up on our screens with nocturnal regularity

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The Maze Runner

You might have to cast your mind back a fair way to recall people being crushed to death by walls compressing. I fondly remember George Reeves’s Superman saving Jimmy and Lois from such a grim fate, so I was tickled to see it make a long-overdue return in this post-apocalypse, teen sci-fi flick.

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Music roundup September 25

A fantastic line-up of music heading our way kicking off with Novocastrian Morgan Evans who is a star on the rise.

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Winner of The Echo Good Life ‘Travel Tales Quickly’

The Echo’s Good Life weekly feature held a writing competition a few weeks back. Those who entered were placed under the pump. We gave them three days to submit a short account of a funny travel anecdote. We received a surprisingly healthy number of entries.

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Good store waiting in the Pantry

Restaurants in remote and secreted places are becoming extremely popular and people also seem to have an inclination to run them. Finding a paying job or a pastime to go with that perfect lifestyle can be a challenging matter.

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Eltham tapped into hospitality

Staying in a town pub can sometimes be a little gauche. Nestled in Eltham is a hotel just about as friendly and inviting as a pub can get. You’ll find good food and chattels, a large range of beers including local Byron Bay Stone and Wood and Coopers beers.

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Culture September 24

Activities for the school holidays feature in this weeks Culture event starting with The Circus Arts Performance Troupe who are working hard to entertain audiences next week with their family circus show The Games We Play.

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Feeling sensitive

Back in 2004 Touch Sensitive (aka Michael Di Francesco)’s debut single Body Stop was one of the first tracks released on Future Classic. Cloaked in anonymity, its cosmic vibes and Italo authenticity made it a cult favourite among DJ circles from East London to Brooklyn.

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There is life before death in the Byron hinterland

Death is sometimes nature’s way of telling you to slow down. There’s one certainty in life and that is we eventually leave it. So, a little life before death is in order and most of us are already waking up in the closest thing to heaven.

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Surf festival gains ground

With five weeks to go, the Byron Bay Surf Festival organisers are busy planning to extend the event from Main beach to north of the Surf Club and into Apex Park, as well as into Bay Lane behind the Beach Hotel.

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The ‘terrordoodler’ ejected from Tigerair speaks out

The man booted off a Tigerair flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast last Saturday for doodling the word ‘Terrorismadeup’ on his notepad has told The Echo of his experiences.

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Going to Churchill

A few years back when Troubadour Kim Churchill had his heart broken he bought a van and took to the highway. With a passion for rhythm and blues and a love of the open road, Churchill has gone on to find his way into the hearts of music lovers across the globe.

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Vaccinating koalas against chlamydia

Koala chlamydia affects 60 per cent of koalas that are admitted to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and is having a significant impact on koalas in the region. The figures have continued to rise each year.

Lismore Citizen of the Year 

Recognising her tireless work in helping people living with Parkison’s Disease Di Lymbury was awarded Lismore Citizen of the Year. 

RAT upcycling available in Mullum

Most of us have been far more concerned about how to get hold of rapid antigen tests (RATs) over the past few months than what happens to the plastic testing kits after use.

Bill will not prevent social media trolling: Law Council

The nation’s peak law advocay legal body, The Law Council of Australia, is calling for a nationally consistent approach to law reform as ‘the best defence against social media defamation’.