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XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and...

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

Stories about "Commonwealth Games":

The Games in Our Pocket

One of our local small schools, The Pocket Public School, is heading to The Commonwealth Games. With the support of their community they secured 75 tickets in the ballot process last year.

Increase of police on the roads for Commonwealth Games

NSW Police are increasing the number of cars and motorcycles to the Tweed Heads area in the lead up to, and during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Hundreds defy new rules for drumming at Burleigh

Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) erected a new sign in Justins Park, Burleigh Heads, requiring a permit for drumming, fire twirling and slack lining and threatening those without one with penalties.

Rohinghya to protest at Commonwealth Games

The Queensland Rohingya Community is staging a protest to coincide with the start of the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast to raise awareness of the desperate situation of Rohingya people in Burma.

Spaghetti Circus: from Mullumbimby to the world

Spaghetti Circus have risen to great heights and are now taking a staring role at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Tweed roadworks to coincide with Commonwealth Games

Poorly timed roadworks on Tweed Valley Way have the caught the council on the hop. But that's not all. Council admits there are a spate of other issues likely to delay traffic during the Commonwealth Games next week.

Calling anyone who wants to perform

Have you ever wanted to be part of an opening ceremony? Well now’s your chance. The Commonwealth Games will be held just up the road on the Gold Coast and you can get involved.

TAFE Students are Scotland bound

Kingscliff TAFE has secured a government grant to send ten Diploma of Events students on an international educational tour to attend the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.