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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Young readers well catered for with contemporary books and rising stars

This year’s festival features some of the buzziest young authors, including Bri Lee, author of Eggshell Skull with a new novel called The Work. Lee will appear alongside zeitgeisty author Jessie Tu with The Honeyeater.

Mullum’s future water supply Q&A

In the same week public submissions were published largely against Council staff plans to decommission Mullum’s local water supply in favour of bulk supplier Rous (see page 1), Greens Council candidates are calling for a pause on the decision until after the September 14 local government elections. 

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Nelson Bay dominate NSW Croquet championships

Following from the recently finished pennant season and the Northern Rivers Croquet Association Championships, local players took on opponents...

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Ballina’s country music festival gets a boost

Bringing country to the coast was given a $10,000 boost for Ballina Country Music Festival's seventh year by state government.

Country comes to the coast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feC3bZZIK5A Boot scooting, busking, acrobatics and both kinds of music… it must be Ballina’s Coastal Country Music Festival, which returned for a second popular outing...

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.