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Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

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Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she...

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick...

Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.

Anti-Israel bias

Many locals have approached me to say how shocked they are at the extreme anti-Israel bias that is expressed...

Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject...

Stories about "awards":

Byron All Shorts winners

Last week Flickerfest's Mullumbimby screenings wrapped with the announcement of the Byron All Shorts winners, following the screening of the thirteen shortlisted films.

WardellCORE nominated for multiple Ballina awards

Nominated for not one but three separate awards in 2024's Ballina Shire Australia Day event is WardellCORE (Community Organised Resilience Effort), which has been instrumental in Wardell's ongoing recovery since the 2022 floods. The Echo caught up with Joel Orchard to find out more.

Local legends nominated for awards in Ballina

For this year's Australia Day Awards, Ballina Shire Council has received forty nominations across the seven categories of Young Citizen, Senior Citizen, Volunteer, Sporting Achievement, Environmental, Arts and Culture, and Community Event of 2023.

Trailblazers honoured with prestigious prizes for tech and engineering

Ten trailblazers from diverse fields were honoured with prestigious prizes for tech and engineering at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering’s annual national awards last night.

Ballina Marine Rescue’s Phil Causley recognised

The Echo caught up with Ballina volunteer Phil Causley after he won the 2023 Marine Rescue NSW agency award, part of the 2023 Rotary District of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, held in Sydney recently.

Ballina volunteer wins award at RESCAs

Long-serving Marine Rescue Ballina volunteer Phillip Causley has taken out the Marine Rescue NSW agency award at the 2023 Rotary Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, held at Bankstown Sports Club.

Local Marine Rescue NSW volunteers up for awards

Two Marine Rescue NSW volunteers from the state’s Northern Rivers and two from the South Coast are in the running for the Marine Rescue NSW award at the 2023 Rotary Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards, to be held at the Bankstown Sports Club tomorrow night, Saturday 12 August.

Celebrating innovative local health projects

The Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) recently held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate innovative local health projects.

Australian Surfing Awards top honours go to Gilmore and Robinson

It was Australian surfing's night of nights on the Gold Coast last night as the Australia Surfing Awards saw Steph Gilmore and Jack Robinson taking out the Surfer of the Year awards.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

With this year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closing on March 21, our thoughts are now turned toward to 2024-25 season and Essential Energy has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...

Deadly fire ants found in Murray-Darling Basin

The Invasive Species Council has expressed serious concern following the detection of multiple new fire ant nests at Oakey, 29 km west of Toowoomba in Queensland.