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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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‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

Stories about "cycling":

Business is booming in the bicycle industry

June 3 is World Bicycle Day and with the boom in imports and sales, the cycling industry is calling on governments at all levels to invest accordingly in bicycle infrastructure to support the approximately four million Australians choosing to ride.

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Driver education needed before more cyclists die

Robert Goodwill is a keen cyclist who lives in Skennars Head. He's been shocked by the lack of awareness of minimum passing laws in the Northern Rivers since he moved here from Cairns eighteen months ago.

A short history of our rail corridor debate

The debate over our disused rail corridor has long gone stale. It is acrimonious, ideological, and exhibits a strong tendency to avoid key points.

Byron/Suffolk Park cycleway works to be voted on

Byron Council will this week (Thursday, 24 September) vote on much-needed works to ensure that local school students using the Byron to Suffolk Park cycleway can complete the journey to class safely.

Wilkinson wins round four of Summer series cycling

A strong field contested the fourth round of the Byron Bay Cycling Club’s Summer Race series at the Woodford Lane circuit last Sunday.

Locals take second at Kingscliff triathlon

Members of the True Wheel Cycles team Alex Evans, Will Bradley and Brian Woods came second in the mixed Olympic relay team event at last Sunday’s Kingscliff Triathlon. The event had its biggest turnout of its ten year history with over 1,750 competitors.

Shirewide cycleway plan comes under fire

A draft bike plan with a focus on in-town infrastructure that comes with vague funding sources has some riders disappointed and critical of its process and proposals.

Clubs come together to deliver new cycling race series

Chris Boogert has taken out the first race of a new series organised and co-hosted by the Ballina Bicycle Club (BBC) and the Byron...

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.