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Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

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Closed door decisions to determine coastal works

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) will this week quietly decide whether temporary coastal protection works at Clarkes Beach will be allowed to remain there for a further five years under the authority of two government agencies.

Lismore Council GM avoids sacking

Lismore City Council’s legacy of turbulence when it comes to leadership continues after a late-night surprise motion to sack General Manager John Walker in a confidential vote last week.

Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

Regional Wollumbin Art Award open to young and old

People from every walk of life are being encouraged to enter the Wollumbin Art Award (WAA), especially First Nations and young artists. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 June, 2022

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Executive Director, Anita Bellman, is thrilled to announce that there will be free tickets for all flood-affected members of our community to attend the NRC 2022 Visiting Artist program, made possible with the support of our friends at Musica Viva and Southern Cross University.

New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

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Indigenous Minister pressured over Dunoon Dam consultation

NSW Nationals MLC Ben Franklin was recently pressured over his lack of consultation with Indigenous custodians regarding the contentious Dunoon Dam proposal.

Cumulus VFX moving to Ballina with $1m government boost

The visual effects house Cumulus is expanding and moving from Byron Bay to new premises beside the river in Ballina, with an additional fifty jobs predicted and $1m additional state funding.

Education Minister’s invitation-only, closed-door meeting in Murwillumbah

Last Wednesday the Department of Education sent out a handful of emails to members of the school communities in Murwillumbah, inviting them to a meeting, with no explanation of what that meeting was about, to be held last Friday.

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.

NSW 2019 Ballina candidate policies

Echonetdaily has contacted all of the candidates for Ballina in the upcoming NSW election and have compiled their policies on a range of important issues.

NSW 2019 Ballina candidate profiles

In order of the ballot, the Ballina candidates are: Keep Sydney Open’s James Wright Thirty-six-year old year old radio broadcaster, filmmaker, futurist and father of three,...

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?

Nationals splash cash on electorate

NSW Rural Fire Service members at Mullumbimby have welcomed their latest addition to fighting fires this bushfire season with a new $197,000 Category Seven pumper. But that's not all…

Nats MLC explains power policy

Nationals MLC and Ballina state election candidate Ben Franklin has responded to comments by Labor Lismore candidate Janelle Saffin that Labor will legislate lower power costs for consumers.

Work set to start on Ballina Men’s Shed

Construction will begin shortly of a new, purpose-built Men’s Shed at Ballina after the NSW government announced today it would put $150,000 in funding towards the facility.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?

Drains, floods, creeks

I was thankful for Duncan Dey’s input at the last Council meeting where two representatives spoke in public access to the long overdue attention...