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3G networks phased out next week

The peak lobby group representing Australia's telecommunication industry announced last week it will phase out 3G networks in the region on 15 December.

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NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.

Cartoon of the week – 29 November 2023

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Red imported fire ants in South Murwillumbah update

Following the eradication of the five red imported fire ants nests at South Murwillumbah on the weekend, the State Government says it has been further implementing its fire ant plan by focusing on tracing, surveillance and educating local businesses and the community.

Kangkung and Ceylon spinach

Victoria Cosford I’d never heard of kangkung until Ryan Bruin mentioned it to me. This was during our first chat...

Solo exhibition by Judi Reynolds-Baxter

A solo exhibition of works by international and local artist Judi Reynolds-Baxter will be held at the Byron Bay Service Club this Saturday to raise funds for the Middle Earth Gardens Animal Sanctuary at Ewingsdale. There will be art for sale, monster raffles and a performance by percussion vocal group, Agapanthus.

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Coffs, Byron, Le-Ba and Kingscliff head to nationals

It was a busy weekend in the surf at Coff Harbour with Macauleys Beach the scene of the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Northern NSW regional qualifier.

Man dies at Dangar Falls – Dorrigo

A report will be prepared for the Coroner after a body was pulled from water at Dorrigo, 35km west of Coffs Harbour, at the weekend.

Forest protectors face court over logging action

Four forest protectors ranging in age from 18 to 50 faced court today in Coffs Harbour after locking themselves onto logging machinery.

Woman faces firearm charges following vehicle stop – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that yesterday a woman was charged after a firearm was located and seized during a vehicle search near Coffs Harbour last week.

Three charged following alleged use of firearm – Coffs/Clarence PD

Three men have been charged with possessing an unauthorised firearm after allegedly brandishing a gel-blaster firearm on Monday afternoon.

Nationwide three day campaign to end native forest logging

A rally will be held in Lismore this Saturday, 12 August at 12 noon to protest the logging of native forests as part of a nationwide three day campaign being put together by the Bob Brown Foundation.

Children, grandmothers arrested at forest protests

Six people between the ages of 17 and 76 have been arrested near Coffs Harbour.

New family law support service

Families impacted by domestic violence and involved in family law proceedings in the regions, including services in locations at Lismore and Coffs Harbour, will have improved access to support as part of a major project expansion.

Teenager missing from Coffs Harbour

NSW Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy missing from Coffs Harbour.

Vaping and young people – what can be done to reduce the impact?

Two community forums are being held to look at the issue of youth vaping. The first is taking place today in Coffs Harbour and a second forum will be held in Ballina on 20 June.

Overseas nurses move to Northern Rivers to fill healthcare shortage

Sixty registered nurses from the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland are to join the Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) before the start of next year’s clinical year. 

Labor’s hypocrisy on climate undimmed

Last week the Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen, delivered the Albanese Government's second annual Climate Change Statement, claiming major progress in emissions reduction while the numbers continue to scream that the opposite is true.

Fatal two-vehicle crash – Richmond PD

Just after 7pm Thursday, 30 November 2023, emergency services responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash along the Pacific Highway, Woodburn, about 35km south of Lismore.

Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.