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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.

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Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

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. 

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Stories about "dogs":

Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

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What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Keeping cats and dogs safe on New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again, when fireworks light up our skies and PETA renews its calls to councils all over the country to switch to silent shows. 

Dogs get their day at Lennox Head

The long discussed and delayed motion to eliminate the 'walk of shame' and create a larger dog on-leash area near the Lennox Surf Club has finally made its way through Ballina Council, with new signage expected at Christmas.

Another doggy discussion at Ballina Council

Dogs at Lennox Head were the source of debate and confusion at Ballina Council's meeting yesterday.

RSPCA NSW welcomes push for tougher penalties

The RSPCA NSW say they welcome yesterday’s announcement of the push for tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences in New South Wales.

PETA sees silver lining in puppy scam arrest

The recent arrest of a Sydney fraudster for selling imaginary puppies concluded a one month investigation by police, after numerous people around the country paid for pure-bred puppies that never arrived.

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.

Mullumbimby Pony Club back in the saddle

The Mullumbimby Pony Club is keen to get new members engaged in loving horses and ponies and is also keen to remind other people using the Mullumbimby Showgrounds that they need to take care around the horses to ensure everyone's safety.

BARCO needs more dog trainers

Eve Sinton Never before since BARCO was established in 2008 have more dog owners wanted to enrol in our community-based dog training classes, run by...

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. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

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 and an approval for 12...