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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.

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Shark tracker shines spotlight on wildlife deaths

Humane Society International Australia and the Australian Conservation Marine Society are launching a shark culling impact tracker, which counts the mounting toll of marine animals indiscriminately caught and killed in shark culling equipment.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

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.

Who dobs on the dobbers?

Back in August 2016 – oh, it was a different time! – treasurer Scott Morrison was talking about Australia being a nation of ‘the taxed and the taxed-nots’'…

NSW Govt overhauls Crown land management 

A management plan that will impact approximately 42 per cent, or around 34 million hectares of NSW, has been announced by the NSW government.

Seriously?

Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

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Exciting times ahead for local screen industry

The film, TV and streaming world came to Lennox Head late last week, both in person and virtually, for the Screenworks Regional to Global Screen Forum.

Why does Murdoch and the government want the ABC gone?

GetUp is getting up Murdoch press and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with their new film Murdoch & Morrison v. The ABC that details how they have pushed an agenda to undermine Australia’s public broadcaster the ABC.

Bushfire threatens ABC North Coast transmitter

The bush fire on Mount Nardi has the potential to put the ABC's transmitter at risk.  

Aussie media demands #RightToKnow

Australians are worried the government is becoming less transparent on key public issues including the misuse of personal data, public funds spent on political campaigns, immigration and climate change. Locally, the Byron Shire Council and the Byron Hospital has similar examples of blocking public access to information.

You’re well Aunty Jack – we knew you’d be back

What better way to ride across the top of the country from east to west, Byron Bay to Exmouth, than on a ‘bone-rattling’ Harley Davidson wearing a replica ‘Aunty Jack’ dress, boxing gloves and a bun wig

Editorial: New govcorp policy

Given recent events, The Echo will now fall into line with the wishes of the government and police.

Local Labor MP replies to questions over police raids on media

Hans Lovejoy speaks to MP Justine Elliot Aas the dust settles around aggressive raids targetting the ABC and Newscorp journalist Anninka Smethurst, by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Blue Crane to fly again in Tweed

The original 1960s ABC miniseries Pastures of the Blue Crane is once again available for view after the of the Tweed Regional Museum helped the broadcaster with the daunting task of recontacting all the relevant copyright-holders.

Our trust under attack from lies and spin

As I grew up I was intrigued by the notion of subliminal advertising – the possibility that I could be influenced by a message I didn’t even know I was receiving. I was assured it had been made illegal as it was unethical.

Local youth to work on new ABC drama

Screenworks and Every Cloud Productions have announced that nine talented young film crew from across the northern rivers have been selected to work on the ABC drama series Deadlock.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

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 Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

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

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.