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Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

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Valley of Craftsmen at Mullum Farmers Market

Victoria Cosford It’s a pest and a weed, introduced from East Asia and found along most of the east coast,...

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call...

Another fire ant nest at Wardell

Fire ants were located at Wardell, south of Ballina on Thursday, July 11 as part of the fire ant response to a previous detection of the fire ants in Wardell in January this year. 

Crunch time in local rugby league

The Ballina Seagulls came away with a 12–12 draw, playing away against the Murwillumbah Mustangs last Saturday, which was...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Complex Palestinian issue

Many false ideas in Mr Heilpern’s article. But I would say this; hardly anybody is trying to understand the...

Stories about "drainage":

Ongoing large Wategos house builds could cause drainage issues

The Wategos Beach mansion development that breached Byron’s height limit by nearly 10 per cent was just one example of the development issues occurring in the famous suburb, Byron Council has heard.

Drainage maintenance starts in Mullumbimby

With a cloud hovering over Mullumbimby’s drainage system and its role, if any, in the floods, Byron Shire Council has announced a program of drainage maintenance that has begun in Mullumbimby this week

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

Blocked drains – did they  exacerbate the flood?

Residents who experienced the worst flooding in living memory earlier this year are claiming that a lack of drainage maintenance over the last 15 years contributed to the eastern part of Mullum being flooded. 

South Golden Beach drainage to get attention

All councillors supported a motion at last week’s planning meeting to clarify drainage projects and available funding that would alleviate flooding in South Golden Beach

Healthy lifestyle program for Lismore and Tweed families

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that families can access support to build healthy habits together, including tips and assistance for getting active, healthy eating and overall wellbeing.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Macquarie Marshes under threat from mining

If it hasn't been hard enough protecting the Macquarie Marshes from drought because of the upstream cotton growers now farmers are faced with a new threat to this environmentally significant, Ramsar-listed area.