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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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Lucky kittens use up first of nine lives in bonfire

This week Pets for Life Animal Shelter Inc. at Billinudgel took three tiny kittens into foster care. The kittens,...

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

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I am impelled to bring to your attention the next environmental disaster. We’ve had plastic bottles, single use plastic...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Will COVID Lose the Government their Next Erection ?

We are hearing about long covid and the many complex health issues that people are facing, long after the virus has passed through their system. I knew about that, but what I didn’t know about was that men who get covid are six times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction.

Banned bunnies

Did you know that pet bunnies are banned in Queensland? But not in New South Wales! We’ve all seen the...

Lockdown cells

Michael Lyon, I understand you took the initiative to collaborate with neighbouring mayors in the Northern Rivers to address...

Stories about "Bush Stone-curlews":

Bush stone-curlew numbers increasing in Tweed

A number of effective management strategies are paying off as the number of breeding pairs of bush stone-curlews in the Tweed shire increases to 26.

Tweed’s rare curlews suffer another blow with damaged eggs

The willful destruction of two eggs belonging to a pair of Tweed shire’s rare and endangered Bush Stone-curlew at Salt Village near Kingscliff on Sunday afternoon has upset residents working to protect them.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.