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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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Vale Mullumbimbian, Noel Ernest James

A Mullumbimbian through and through, Noel James was born in Mullum on April 3, 1928, in what seems to be a world away from today, but in his words, ‘it was only 93 short years ago’. 

Wannabe mayors – Byron

Entertaining as it is to learn we have a brace of Saggas, a lone Goat, a mix ‘n match...

Tweed Council Greens ticket is seeking to build on the current strengths

Dr Nola Firth has taken the helm of The Greens ticket for the Tweed Shire Council elections on 4...

The nitty-gritty with the Lismore Mayoral candidates

Last month The Echo asked the Lismore Mayoral candidates 20 questions* about their thoughts, ideas and pizza, and as...

Nesting boxes help keep wildlife safe

While many locals are being driven out of their homes by increasing rents and a shrinking housing supply, the dwindling forests of the region have created the need to increase Wildbnb – that is, nest boxes for the struggling wildlife.

84 people in 7-day COVID lockdown in Byron Bay

A new case of COVID-19 in Byron Bay has led to the lockdown of 84 people for seven days.

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Keeping children safe in the online playground

This week is National Child Protection Week (NCPW). This year, from 5-11 September, NCPW is an annual campaign that raises awareness of child abuse prevention across Australia.  

Local cop charged with ‘aggravated sexual intercourse child’

A police officer will face court tomorrow after being charged by Professional Standards Command (PSC) investigators over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Mother pleads guilty to locking child in car

A woman has admitted that she locked her seven-year-old son in a car at Brunswick Heads after the boy was allegedly assaulted by a...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.