Police are seeking public help to establish the identity of a woman whose body was found on rocks below a lookout near Lennox Head on Friday afternoon (March 30).
A nine-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after having his finger bitten by a juvenile brown snake in Lennox Head yesterday.
Quick thinking by Ballina RSL staff and a heroic dive into the dark waters of a river at night saved a woman from drowning last Monday (March 5).
A 64-year-old man died after his Harley Davidson and a motorhome collided at Wardell on Saturday morning.
Ballina’s Deputy Mayor Keith Williams taken a swing at Greens MLC David Shoebridge for hosting a public meeting to ‘call police to account’ following recent social media posts of alleged police beatings of drug affected young people in Byron Bay.
The vast majority of locals want pubs and clubs to cut back on their poker machines and believe the devices are having a negative impact on the community, new polling data shows.
Ballina isn’t core Echo territory (though I’m told that any papers that make it there get grabbed instantly). When an Echo drudge found herself at a tucked-away eatery in Ballina, she loved it so much that she said we had... Read More →
Join executive chef Blake Seymour as he presents an endless summer seafood feast on Friday 2 March from 6pm at the Ballina RSL Club. The evening starts with a complimentary drink on arrival and Oyster Bar, then dinner is served... Read More →
Police are still investigating how a fire that burnt out a macadamia oil factory in Alstonville yesterday started.
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man in the Northern Rivers who is wanted on five outstanding warrants, including one for assault.
Ballina Hospital patients are set to benefit from a new, state-of-the-art operating theatre complex and medical imaging upgrades under a $7.35 million redevelopment, the government says.
As climate change gathers pace, the Northern Rivers could be at a high-risk for invasion by the exotic mosquitoes responsible for Dengue fever due to our proximity to Queensland.
Federal Page MP Kevin Hogan says a new service road will give traffic a safe and efficient bypass of the Pacific Highway upgrade works between Woodburn and Broadwater for the next two years.
An animal activist has accused two National Party MPs of ‘misleading the public’ over claims the RMS has revegetated more than a hundred hectares of land along the Pacific Highway Ballina upgrade route with tens of thousands of koala feed trees.
A man has been extradited from Queensland over an outstanding warrant on the North Coast. Police will allege the 35-year-old man is a member of the Rebels OMCG and was wanted in NSW for an outstanding warrant relating to drug and firearm offences.
The Northern Rivers Outrigger Canoe Club have conquered heavy swells and torrential rain to claim a bag full of medals from the annual Norfolk Island NOC The Rock Ocean Challenge.
Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith will meet with residents affected by noise, dust and vibration coming from the Pacific Highway upgrade at Meerschaum Vale later today.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out just after midnight last night to transfer a man who had suffered burns after a gas leak caused an explosion in a Ballina cafe.
A new online survey is encouraging North Coast residents to provide valuable information about some of Australia’s most significant and vulnerable koala populations. And – apart from the feelgood factor – there's an extra incentive for people to complete the survey.
A youth has been charged after allegedly hitting another with a golf club during an altercation at Wollongbar in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A group opposing the further development of sand mines in Lennox Head is accusing the developer of one of the mines of threatening to make extinct a colony of endangered frogs if its application to substantially expand its mine is not approved.
The long-awaited dredging of the Richmond River mouth at Ballina and nearby North Creek will go ahead after the state government and Ballina Shire Council each lobbed in around a quarter of a million dollars towards the project.
Lennox Head residents are being urged to have their say about the controversial redevelopment application by McGearys Sand Quarry currently before Ballina Shire Council. The DA is set to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in coming months.
Following the declaration last week by a NSW Department of Primary Industries official that contractors would not attend shark nets at Ballina to release an entangled ray, Sea Shepherd Australia and Humane Society International claim the department could be in breach of its own management plans.
The Lake Ainsworth Interest Group says that many Lennox Head residents support Ballina Council’s plan to create a parkland on the east side of the lake, despite calls for the eastern road to stay. A spokesperson said reaction to its information stalls on the weekend was 'overwhelmingly positive'.