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Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby. 

Man dies at unpatrolled Yamba beach

A man has died after being swept into surf at Pippi Beach, near Yamba, north of Coffs Harbour.

Marching in with a bang!

Get your party pants on as Nudge Nudge Wink Wink marches in with a bang this Saturday. Arrive early and leave late! Two incredible guest DJs join the Cunning Stunts residents in the Shed.

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I'd love to know the fashion swimwear evolution for the Bundjalung people swimming at Tyagarah, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000, 30,000,...

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native...

The Art of Woman highlights the upcoming Lismore Women’s Festival 

Friday evening saw a bountiful display of art at Lismore’s Serpentine Gallery celebrating the feminine and preluding the 2024 Lismore Women’s Festival. 

Stories about "aged care":

The elders came back: Byron crowd celebrates win for aged care village

At least one former resident of the former Feros aged care village in Byron Bay, now known as George’s Cottages, is getting ready to move back.

Byron Feros aged care facility renamed George’s Cottages

As of January 29, a new era started at the former Feros Aged Care Village in Byron Bay, with St Andrew’s Village Ballina Ltd assuming management of the Marvell Street facility.

A new era for former Feros Byron aged care residents

A new era started this morning at the former Feros aged care village in Byron Bay, home to around forty residents this time last year.

Man charged after aged-care resident allegedly sexually assaulted

Sex Crimes Squad detectives have charged a man following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault at an aged care home in the state’s north.

New relaxation and recreation space for aged care residents in Kyogle

A new lounge and living area is creating a more comfortable and home-like environment for aged care residents at Kyogle Multi-Purpose Service.

Government opens EOI process for Feros Byron

Today the residents of Feros Village in Byron Bay and their families and supporters have finally heard the news they have been waiting 10 months for – the NSW Government has opened an expression of interest (EOI) process for potential operators to provide aged care accommodation at the site under a long-term lease.

Feros slaps ban on media visits

On Saturday, on the way to visit Feros Byron Bay residents, The Echo was told via text and email from a Feros Care media spokesperson that, ‘Unfortunately we have a policy of no media on site.

D-Day at Byron Feros Village aged care facility – residents remain in place for now

The final ten residents had been told by Feros Care that they needed to be out of the Feros Village Byron Bay by yesterday, 18 July. Last night Feros residents, family members, and the community came together to hold a ‘vigil’.

Coming down to the wire at Feros

This Wednesday, July 19, residents at Byron Feros are expected to vacate their rooms for the last time – they feel they are being kicked out of home

Feros Care send notice of closure for 23 June – residents refuse to leave

Elderly Feros Village residents in Byron Bay and their families received notice yesterday (Wednesday, 10 May), from Feros Care CEO Karen Crouch, that the aged care facility would close on 23 June, 2023.

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Mandy gets back to a little virgin sacrifice

The virgin sacrifice is bak with Mandy Nolan bringing the Northern Rivers a new batch of comedy virgins coming to the stage.

Missing person, Gold Coast

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 39-year-old woman missing from the Gold Coast.