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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Bob Brown arrested in the Styx

Yesterday Dr Bob Brown was arrested alongside activists Colette Harmsen and Ali Alishah in a logging coupe on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. All three were taken to the Bridgewater Police Station.

Housing parasites

Trying to fix the housing crisis in the Byron Shire by building more houses is like trying to put...

Mary McMorrow

Thank you Mary for your letter in last week’s Echo supporting Israel in its efforts to remove Hamas and...

Wallum: lies built on foundation of truth

I am 51 and have been homeless for eight years. I live in a van in a paddock. In...

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Marine rescue on Gold Coast

Gold Coast Water Police have released footage of a rescue undertaken on Christmas Night, December 25, as officers continue to respond to calls for assistance following severe storms earlier this week.

Bruns rescue crew equipped with new Zodiac

Marine Rescue Brunswick has become the first service in NSW to receive a new type of inflatable boat designed to undertake flood rescues in difficult conditions.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour. According...

Boat collides with catamaran at Ballina

A 62-year-old man driving a 3.5m aluminium tinny along Richmond River in Ballina on Saturday night was thrown from his vessel after hitting a moored catamaran, about 200m west of North Creek. The incident has prompted a police plea to be careful on the water.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?