The use of masks has been a point of discussion since the COVID-19 pandemic began. We have been used to seeing images coming out of Asan countries for many years with people wearing masks but it is something it took the Australian public a while to get used to.
With holidaymakers arriving to the Northern Rivers for the school holidays, local health authorities are strongly discouraging travel to and from areas of Melbourne with COVID-19 outbreaks until community transmission has been contained. Chief executive of the Northern NSW Local... Read More →
As we slowly inch toward a 'normal' life post-COVID isolation, we are learning to live a life where hygiene and sanitisation are a priority in 2020.
Australia awoke last week to the strains of Spike Milligan’s poignant refrain, ‘I’m walking backwards to Christmas.’ It may not be all the way to Christmas, but it could be even further – well into next year, and perhaps beyond that.
Open letter to the year 12 school leavers of 2020 (because I still haven’t figured out Tik Tok yet) from Professor Nick Klomp, Vice-Chancellor of CQUniversity Australia
One might argue that swimming is the most Australian sport and losing access to pools during the pandemic has been a blow to competitors, exercisers and social swimmers alike. The good news is that three swimming centres on the Far North Coast are ready for patrons to come and enjoy some watery fun.
It's been a tough few months for the film industry with COVID-19, and cinema operators have been particularly hard-hit, locally owned and operated Ballina Fair Cinemas included.
Normally the people of Lennox Head would be gearing up for their biggest day of the year just about now, but the 2020 Love Lennox Festival has been postponed due to COVID-19.
When Ash Grunwald had to cut short his concert tour of Europe because of the global pandemic, the first thing he did was come home and plant some seeds and get some chooks.
You can feel the excitement across the Northern Rivers as this morning, restaurants and cafés open their doors and back to the closest thing to normality in the last two months.
Many venues across the nation are breathing a huge sigh of relief as restrictions have eased enough for them to, at the very least, get the wheels back in motion for businesses that have been closed for weeks. Stone & Wood Brewing Co has created a whole new concept to set up the ‘Welcome Back’ option.
What if covid-19 is the solution we needed? What if the lessons we’ve learned from managing a global pandemic can save us from climate change?...
A Far North Coast woman says her life was saved when COVID-19 caused the closures of her local club and her access to the pokies.
Northern NSW Local Health District has taken a measured approach to elective surgery throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so.
The Tweed Regional Museum is actively collecting stories to record how the local community is living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a steady stream of information and misinformation about COVID-19 (coronavirus) circulating, Echonetdaily will endeavour to update this page as news comes to hand.
Our volunteer services such as the Liberation Larder and the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre are groaning under the weight of extra homelessness since the start of the pandemic. What is the government doing?
Good news for surfers today as the grip of the pandemic slowly loosens, local government areas on the Far North Coast are easing restrictions and a local wave rider's lookout reopens.
With a constant stream of information and misinformation about COVID-19 (coronavirus) circulating, Echonetdaily will endeavour to update this page as news comes to hand.
In last week’s truncated edition of parliament, Scott Morrison declared stridently that he did not have a crystal ball.
Last Thursday the ABS released its April employment estimates. The ABS estimate 12,419,000 Australians were employed in April, down 594,000 on March. There were sharp falls for both full-time and part-time employed.
As is happening with many International 'Days' at present, the Tweed Regional Museum is asking you to join them in celebrating International Museum Day, online today.
Many entertainment venues on the Far North Coast are using COVID-19 downtime to upgrade their facilities.
Thousands of parents, grandparents and caregivers across the country have had to take a crash course in homeschooling in recent weeks.
Two new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours prior to 8pm Wednesday 13 May.