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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

White poles

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Comedic paranoia

Despite Peter Olsen’s limitless comedic ability, perhaps it’s time for The Echo to curtail his paranoid multi conspiracy theories...

Following the lead of Western Australia and Victoria

Following the leads of Western Australia and Victoria by adopting a plan to phase out logging of public native forests, is what a local alliance is asking of the NSW Government.

Face masks

I was just wondering if anyone has the answer to this question: If face masks have the ability to contain...

COVID advantage squandered

Australia has indeed been ‘the lucky country’ in the COVID-19 pandemic until recently, yet ‘run mainly by second rate...

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Cyclist hit by truck at Condong

Crash investigators are appealing for public assistance and dashcam vision after a cyclist was hit by a truck on the Far North Coast earlier today.

Fatal motorcycle crash – Lismore

Police say a motorcyclist has died following a crash near Lismore yesterday.

Man injured while cutting down tree

Around 11am this morning the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Blue Knob, near Nimbin, where a 50-year-old male had been hit by a tree he was cutting down.

Trail-bike rider injured at Murwillumbah

A 20-year-old man suffered a serious head injury when the trail bike he was riding left the road collided with a tree near the Murwillumbah golf course around 1am on Saturday morning.

Motorcyclist airlifted after crash with 4WD near Uki

A 43-year-old motorcyclist was seriously injured and airlifted to hospital after his bike and a four-wheel-drive vehicle collided on Kyogle Road near Uki on Friday afternoon.

Daughter of police officer dies in crash near Casino

Police investigating a fatal crash which killed a police officer’s daughter on the Bruxner Highway near Casino are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Four injured after car crashes into house at Lismore

Four people were hospitalised yesterday after the car they were in left the road and hit a parked car, forcing it into a house near Lismore.

Two killed in car crashes at weekend

Two men lost their lives in road crashes in the northern rivers at the weekend. A 22-year-old man died on Sunday after crashing into a tree near Chinderah, and a 65-year-old man also died near Kyogle after crashing into trees.

Man killed after speeding away from police

A man died after allegedly speeding away from police and crashing into a tree on Tumbulgum Road near Murwilumbah around midnight.

Byron woman killed in fall from flying fox

Police are preparing a report for the coroner after a 26-year-old Byron Bay woman celebrating the Australia Day weekend at a rural property in Billinudgel, died on Sunday afternoon after falling from a flying fox.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

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