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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

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Independent Ballina councillor determined to reduce 4WD beach impacts

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson says he isn’t giving up hope for reduced 4WD access to Seven Mile Beach.

Ballina Council on aquifers, roads and police

Ballina Shire Council's March meeting had a focus on water, climate, roads, aesthetics and police as the area continues to struggle with the benefits and challenges of accelerating growth.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

WSL plan wiped out by Ballina Council

An extraordinary meeting of Ballina Shire Council was held yesterday afternoon to discuss the controversial proposal to hold the World Surf League competition at Lennox Head this Easter.

World Surf League coming to Lennox?

After the surprise announcement by Ballina's Mayor David Wright yesterday that Lennox Point was being considered as the location for a World Surf League event in April, there has been a mixed response from the public.

Why Pat Morton?

Ballina's Cr Jeff Johnson is raising a motion to re-name culturally significant local sites at today's council meeting.

Vital Alsar remembered at Las Balsas anniversary

Exactly 47 years after three balsa rafts arrived in Ballina from Ecuador, there was a gathering by the Richmond River on the weekend to mark the voyage and remember its captain, Vital Alsar.

Ballina supports indigenous economic initiative

At the last Ballina Council meeting there was unanimous support for Cr Jeff Johnson's motion regarding a plan to encourage indigenous economic development in the region.

Dogs at Lennox surf club

Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has drawn attention to the number of people ignoring dog regulations around the Lennox surf club recently.

Alstonville sub-division rescission motion fails

A rescission motion by Councillor Jeff Johnson to block a controversial sub-division near the Alstonville bitumen plant has lost on the casting vote of Mayor David Wright, with a 5-5 vote in Ballina Shire Council's meeting yesterday.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.