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Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

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Vale Craig Ruddy, passionate artist

Internationally acclaimed Archibald prize-winning artist, and revered icon of the Shire, Craig Ruddy, died suddenly last week, leaving a community in shock and mourning.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

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Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Time to kick the plastic habit?

Plastic has been at the forefront of action on reducing humans impacts on the environment and with Plastic Free July in full swing local councils and environment groups are reminding people to come on board and think about the way you use plastic.

Post bushfire funding welcomed

Bushfires can be devastating and climate change is only increasing the risk of future damage to both communities, landscapes and the impact on wildlife.

Lennox residents leave their mark in the park

Drawings by the Lennox Head community will be etched onto footpath pavers to be installed during the Ross Park upgrade later this year.

Nature’s revenge

Clive Quick, Rous Regarding Ballina Council’s warnings of tidal flooding in various streets in the Ballina Shire (Echo online,12 January). For several decades we have been...

Bringing home the Harvest in boxes

In response to the current Covid 19 challenges, Harvest Newrybar, have created a community service by offering nutrient-dense food essentials boxes at an affordable price-point.

Ballina Council baulks at taking tough measures on poker machines

Ballina Council will write to the Minister for Liquor Gaming and Racing and local MPs to request that greater efforts be made to monitor electronic gaming machines in the shire.

It’s not cool to be a water fool!

In a time where more than 40 per cent of the world's population is affected by water scarcity, wasting such a valuable resource could be thought of as plain foolish.

Community on board to save koalas even if government isn’t

A recent community survey shows that more than 90 per cent of people are happy to live alongside the koalas and want to see them protected.

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!

It is The Byron Shire Quiz!  How much do you think you know about the Byron Shire? Ross Kendall challenges you to take The Byron Shire Quiz!  Winners Every correct...

Editorial: Dear Committee Secretariat

The federal Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts has commenced a new inquiry into Australia’s regional newspapers (print and digital).  According to its terms...

COVID strategy

Our PM and premier have decided to fall back on the old ‘Dunkirk Strategy’: Retreat, withdraw and claim a victory. Harald Ehrlich, Balmain