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Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

World record-breaking sailor takes out SCU’s Alumnus of the Year Award

If you’re seeking a bit of inspiration in your life, look no further than Southern Cross University’s Alumnus of the Year, Lisa Blair.

Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

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Why we should vote with preferences in council elections

Preference can make a difference when we vote in the upcoming Council elections on Saturday December 4th.

Editorial – Power transfer station

How’s the election campaigning going for December 4? As a voter of considerable intellect and breathlessly appealing good looks, are you wanting to enter and exit the election booth as quickly as you can?

Who might get the ‘donkey vote’ for Ballina Council elections?

It has been a morning of delays as candidates for local council elections have been waiting across the state for the draw to determine their position on the ballot paper. Balllina Shire Council running order is now in.

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Keith Williams announces Labor team for Ballina

Ballina Cr Keith Williams has announced his team for the much-delayed local government elections in December, in which he hopes to become mayor. This time he's running on an ALP ticket, and not as an independent.

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021, released yesterday, reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the...

Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron Shire, from being demolished, if...