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Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 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. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Govt delays action on holiday letting

The desperately-needed 90-day cap on un-hosted holiday letting promised to Byron locals by the State Government has become ensnared in a web of departmental obstructions and delays.

Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

NSW public schools to strike December 7 

The president of the NSW Teachers Federation announced on Saturday morning that NSW public school teachers and principals will go on strike one day next week.

Time to ride the election cycle

Bicycle advocacy is vanishingly rare in our community. Amid all the noise about net zero, my search for bicycle advocate candidates to vote for on Saturday only turned up vague references to ‘reducing our reliance on cars’ and ‘increasing public transport connectivity’. The closest thing to policy was: ‘It’s time to create bike paths all over the Shire.’ 

Stories about "corona virus":

Over a 100 days free of NSW-acquired COVID-19

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that there have been no new confirmed cases of NSW-acquired COVID-19 reported in residents since 25 July, more than 100 days ago.

Events and venues closed because of Covid-19 – Coronavirus

A growing list of festivals, events, meetings and venues are closing in the hopes of stopping the spread of Covid-19. Echonetdaily will update this list as cancellations and closures come to hand.

Tweed cultural facilities to close from tomorrow

In an effort to reduce the potential spread of Coronavirus to vulnerable community members, Tweed Council has announced today that they will close all cultural facilities effective from tomorrow in response to the Coronavirus emergency.

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four months ago. We were...

Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years. She has the experience and...