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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

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Rally to support NDIS workers: Ballina

It is time to rally in support of both people with disabilities and their support staff on Wednesday, October 10 at Missingham Park in Ballina from 10am till 1pm.

Art takes centre stage in Alice Springs for two local artists

Long term local artists and disability advocates Suzanne Whiteman and Jeremy Hawkes will be heading to Alice Springs next week as part of the Meeting Place conference to discuss the latest in arts and disability.

FSG collapse leaves disabled clients without carers

The collapse of the disability service provider FSG has led to clients being left without carers over the weekend and Monday.

New bus a boon for disability group’s clients

Federal Page Kevin Hogan (Nationals) has complimented REDinc on its new eight-seater mini-bus, which was funded by a $19,000 federal government grant that he organised after being approached by the group.

Staff laid off, services cut ahead of NDIS rollout

Local disability service providers have had to lay off staff, cut services and sell off assets in a bid to survive the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Two operators in our region have said they may have to close.

NDIS – are you eligible?

NDIS rolls out in northern NSW from 1 July. Now is the time to find out if you are eligible for assistance to help you live your life.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...