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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

Justine Elliot talks up federal budget

Richmond MP Justine Elliot says the Albanese Labor Government’s 2024 budget provides cost of living relief for people on the North Coast and invests in a future made in Australia.

North coast fire fighter honoured

It was a hot, smoky morning when Senior Deputy RFS Captain John Holmes and his comrades arrived at the Bean Creek fire, near Bonalbo.

Hola Amigxs!

Organisers are really excited to announce the second installment of the Mahico Festival at the home of the Blues Festival, The Green Room, on Saturday, June 8, over the King’s birthday long weekend.

Cartoon of the week – 15 May, 2024

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.

Serious two-vehicle crash – Alstonville

A man is in a serious condition following a two-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Monday.

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Lismore Council September wrap

The last Lismore City Council meeting was a pretty short one, by Lismore standards, but they still managed to argue about quite a few issues, and agree on a few more.

Lismore post-flood recovery roundtable gets up

At its recent meeting, Lismore City Council voted to convene a roundtable public forum before the end of the year for stakeholders to speak on the current state of play with flood recovery, and share ideas for the way forward.

Flood-ravaged Lismore fails to divest from dirty power, again

At this week's Lismore City Council meeting, a motion from Cr Adam Guise to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy and remove $92m worth of council's investment exposure to fossil fuels was defeated.

Lismore Council backs library and Magpie Centre

There were two beacons of light emerging from another tumultuous Lismore City Council meeting last night, with broad support for a temporary pop-up library in town and a community and youth centre in Goonellabah.

Democracy, DAs and the almighty council GM: late night power plays in Lismore

Lismore City Councillors have agreed to workshop democracy and deny unlimited spending power to the general manager after another late-night ordinary meeting this week.

Expert says ‘it’s reasonable to rule the Dunoon Dam option out’

It appears Cr Big Rob cherry-picked Professor Stuart White's comments about the Dunoon Dam and used them out of context which may have not given the other Rous Councillors the full picture of the viability of the project.

Nimbin community to wait for clarity on 7 Sibley Street

In a continuation of unpicking the past at this week’s ordinary meeting, new Lismore City Councillor Big Rob proposed a motion to reconsider another decision made by the last Council in November.

An unexpected vote for two Rous representatives from Lismore Council

Last night the new Lismore City Council voted for two Councillors to represent Lismore on Rous County Council, even though the agenda was clear that Rous County Council voting had been excluded owing to the requirement for a minimum nomination period of 21 days.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.