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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Women’s Giving Circle empowering locals

A collective of passionate women taking action to tackle local disadvantage have seen essential local projects funded, and the...

First baby born at new Tweed Valley Hospital

The new Tweed Valley Hospital opened on May 14 at Kingscliff and it saw its first baby born that day at 8.53pm.

Serious two-vehicle crash – Alstonville

A man is in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Monday.

Politics

Further to T Sharples’ letter (Echo, May 1) Justine Elliot has never been a good representative for her electorate...

Bev knows how to make a boob of herself

Some women make you feel good about yourself right to your marrow. Bev Killick is one of those women. She’s not a cutesy storyteller, she’s our Phyllis Diller, a graduate of the bold and brassy school of stand-up, delivering a non-stop energetic set every time. As soon as she blasts her way on stage, you know you’re in for a treat.

Exploring the Burmese struggle in Byron, May 30

Rosemary and previously, her late husband, have been teaching, then quietly building clean water systems for villages and schools in the ‘dry region’ of Burma / Myanmar for years.

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Basketball camp for youth mental health

Recently the ASK Youth team was in action at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, delivering the 'Optimise Me' basketball camp to a large group of local kids.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Ballina evacuation centre humming

In a big change from basketball, the temporary flood evacuation centre at Ballina Indoor Sports Centre on Cherry Street was a hive of activity across the weekend as displaced residents found emergency shelter and assistance.

Basketball shooting machine at Ballina

A new pro training basketball shooting machine has arrived at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre to provide extra training opportunities for coaches and players.

Pickleball taking off in Ballina

Combining elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Recently the 'Ballina Picklers' travelled to Sydney to compete in the NSW Pickleball Championship Open.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.