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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

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Ballina community legends to be recognised

This Thursday, Ballina will recognise members of the local community who have stepped up in the last twelve months, with the Australia Day Awards.

Sydney Dance Company in Lismore teaching young dancers

The prestigious Sydney Dance Company joined forces with NORPA last week to mentor young dancers from the Northern Rivers in a week-long dance intensive held at Southern Cross University in Lismore. 

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Big cheque for WardellCORE

This week, Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort was awarded $10,000 by Southern Cross Credit Union to start a community garden program.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Editorial – Quick! Tax the wich and tax them, vewy wuffly

Oxfam delivered a stark message in its current annual report, Survival of the Richest, which focuses on global wealth distribution and inequality.

Stories about "Children":

Child Protection Week: every child needs a fair go

National Child Protection Week began on Saturday and this year’s theme is ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.

A better understanding of severe COVID-19 in children

Most children who catch COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms of infection. But a small percentage with the virus may still have to go to hospital. So far, 13 Australians under the age of 19 have died from COVID.

Researchers agree on first formal definition of long COVID in children

An international group of experts has endorsed a formal research definition of long COVID in children and young people for the first time.

Children: to vax or not to vax?

With the option to vaccinate 5–11-year-olds now available, The Echo took the time to talk to local Byron Shire Dr Joel Hissink about vaccinating children.

Children aged 5 to 11 eligible for vaccination from Monday and over 500 new cases and one death locally

NSW Chief Paediatrician Dr Matthew O’Meara announced today that children as young as five years of age will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination from next Monday.

Keeping children out of prison the focus for Red Cross

How young is too young for a child to be imprisoned? The Red Cross says 10 is too young and wants to see the age raised to 14.

Lismore lights up purple for DLD Awareness Day

Lismore City Hall will light up purple on October 15 to celebrate Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) Awareness Day.

Northern NSW COVID-19 update and close contact locations

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Northern NSW, both cases are close contacts of the man in his 50s who tested positive yesterday.

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.