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New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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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.

Teacher shortage hitting schools across NSW

With the mandatory vaccination date getting closer, the NSW Teachers Federation says there is already a shortage of teachers.

Berry bright future

At 25, Sarah Montgomery has her feet planted firmly on the ground and her hands deep in the soil....

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Will COVID Lose the Government their Next Erection ?

We are hearing about long covid and the many complex health issues that people are facing, long after the virus has passed through their system. I knew about that, but what I didn’t know about was that men who get covid are six times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Wise practice

For all the travels of the world, cultural habits are slow to share. The Japanese sneeze and cough into...

PCR test

The recent Echo article ‘How reliable are PCR tests?’ (8 September) on PCR tests for COVID-19 that refutes the...

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High tea for peace in Nimbin – wear a hat!

The iconic Peacebus is Graeme Dunstan's long time and far travelling vehicle and it is now worn out and in need of replacement – can you help?

Love Forever: Nimbin Aquarius Festival celebrations

Over a thousand people attended the day-long gathering to mark Mother’s Day and the 45th anniversary of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival at the Channon Market on Sunday. 

Chasing the rainbows of Aquarius

It is the Nimbin Mardi Grass setup. The village is abuzz with activity – old friends reuniting, the smoko circulating.

Aquarius and Beyond: the relevance of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival

The Nimbin Aquarius Festival of 1973 marked a watershed in Australian popular history. It was a heady time that would have far-reaching affects both locally and nationally.

Teachers invited to help with Monuments Project

Primary and secondary school teachers are being invited to assist with educational program ideas for a project that aims to chronicle the historic 1979 Terania rainforest protection protests.

Aquarius Legends bring Lennon back to life

Al Basch, a long-standing local, will be channeling the former Beatle in this year’s inaugural Aquarius Legends competition, which will feature tribute artists celebrating counterculture icons who provided the soundtrack of the changing times.

Nimbin’s Aquarius Festival interviews now available

Seventy-five hours of interviews with Nimbin locals about the 1973 Aquarius Festival have been released online, with a plea to 'digital volunteers' to help transcribe them.

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.

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...