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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Ending corporate abuse 

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Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

Cartoon of the week – 7 December 2022

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Varroa mite Red Zone expansion

Varroa mites are the most serious pest to honeybees worldwide, and can destroy honey bee colonies if left unchecked and the current eradication zone has been expanded.

The last curtain…

By Alan Goldstein  For twenty-one years, on the second Saturday of the month, Federal Films has brought our diverse community...

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

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Kingscliff and Casuarina among new venues of concern

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region. There have also been positive detection of COVID fragments at Ballina and Wardell sewage treatment plants.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to the ‘squeaky wheel’ were all...

Driver caught more than six times the legal limit – Casuarina

A man has been charged after he was allegedly caught driving while more than six times the legal limit following a crash near Kingscliff yesterday.

Twenty charged with car thefts, break-ins and fraud

In the early hours of Sunday 24 and Monday 25 March 2019, a large number of homes and vehicles in the Kingscliff and Casuarina areas were broken into and had property stolen. Two Audi motor vehicles and a Landcruiser were also stolen.

North coast cyclists support ‘organ recycling’

When you think of it, organ donation is nothing more than recycling really. If you have something you can no longer make use of but someone else could, isn’t it reasonable to offer it to them?

Tweed jogger struck by car

A man jogging at Casuarina on the Tweed Coast was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car from behind early on Sunday morning.

Hockey one, hockey new

Construction of the Casuarina Hockey Club has reached the halfway mark, with the building almost at lockup stage thanks to time and money donated...

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.