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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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WSL plan wiped out by Ballina Council

An extraordinary meeting of Ballina Shire Council was held yesterday afternoon to discuss the controversial proposal to hold the World Surf League competition at Lennox Head this Easter.

Politicians line up to take credit for improvements at Lennox Head

At the launch of the Lennox Head Cultural Centre this week, the alliances and differences between local and state politicians were on show, along with some fine singing and a sparkling new venue.

Alstonville Croquet Club gets a welcome boost

Alstonville Croquet Club is the proud owner of a new clubhouse, thanks to a Community Building Partnership Grant of $20,000. The Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, had a tour of the new facilities on Friday, and says it was a great morning.

Tamara Smith opposes border closure

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she doesn’t agree with calls to close the New South Wales border.

Is it time to go nuclear?

NSW National Party leader John Barilaro supports nuclear in NSW, and One Nation are pushing a bill through parliament. The Echo is yet to receive comment from local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin and Member for Page, Kevin Hogan.

Election candidates disclose their drug use history

With Greens MP Cate Faehrmann’s admission recently that she has taken illegal substances, what better opportunity to ask the three state election candidates about their own drug use?

MP vows to stop 4WDs trashing South Ballina Beach

Ballina state MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has taken up the cause of South Ballina residents who say their beach is being trashed by four-wheel-drive vehicles hooning in the dunes.

$330,000 for community groups in Ballina electorate

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) today announced the electorate of Ballina has secured $330,000 in funding for a total of 19 projects through the...

Solar boost for North Coast low income households

The North Coast is one of five regions chosen to participate in a trial scheme to give the benefits of clean solar energy to local households. 

Funding secured for Bruns pines as Council staff ‘acquiesce’

Ballina MP Tamara Smith has welcomed funding to help save an endangered ecological community of coastal cypress pines at Brunswick Heads but called on Byron Council not to acquiesce to demands of trust that manages the land.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.