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Phone scam – Just.Hang.Up.

Crime Stoppers says that almost 90 per cent of Australians have received at least one nuisance or unwanted call every week

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Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

Tweed Mayor tries for 180 short term holiday letting limit

At the Tweed Shire Council (TSC) meeting (October 7) a late Mayoral Minute by Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry...

Killing democracy

I believe the following information is essential knowledge for all Australians. Independent Senator Rex Pattrick has blasted Morrison for...

The Glasshouse

A driving holiday, inland from Byron, often serves as a healthy reminder that we’re spoilt for choice here with...

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

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Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Extended deadline for Byron All Shorts

It's not too late to enter your short film masterpiece in Byron All Shorts 2021. The deadline has been extended to 15 January.

Young talent shines at Lismore Eisteddfod

Eisteddfods encourage children and adults of amateur status to further their skills and to have their works tested by skilful, highly qualified adjudicators and the annual Lismore Eisteddfod is well underway.

Cafe Blackboard Competition

A good cafe blackboard gives something to all who see it: a laugh, some inspiration or a moment of reflection. Do you recognise this blackboard...

Australia flies high in paper plane finals

The cream of the world’s paper plane fliers converged in Salzburg, Austria, on Saturday for the fourth Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals and Australia’s three most talented paper plane flying students represented the country.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

French hypocrisy

The French are understandably upset about being stabbed in the back by Australia’s sinking of the submarine contract. They pontificate about the need for...

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.