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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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NSW Aboriginal Land Councils elections this weekend

Elections for members of NSW Aboriginal Land Councils (NSWALC) are on this weekend and NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen stresses the critical significance of active participation in shaping the future of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Far North Coast Junior Life Savers of the Year announced

Two of the Far North Coast’s brightest young surf life saving talents have been announced as the Newcastle Permanent Junior Surf Life Savers of the Year for 2024.

Mary McMorrow

Thank you Mary for your letter in last week’s Echo supporting Israel in its efforts to remove Hamas and...

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle returns

Exciting news for the 1,000 or so enthusiastic paddlers who come for competition, the dress-up fun, a family outing or showcasing their individual craft – the Mullum2Bruns Paddle returns !

Cinema: Poor Things

With so many shades of Frankenstein, and featuring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef, Poor Things is set in Victorian London. Medical student Max McCandles (Youssef) becomes an assistant to the eccentric surgeon Dr Godwin ‘God’ Baxter (Dafoe) and falls in love with Godwin’s ward, Bella (Stone), a childlike young woman…

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Durrumbul School in ‘recess’ after no enrolments for 2023

With Durrumbul School student enrolments declining to zero for 2023, the NSW Department of Education has told The Echo that the school, located on Main Arm Road, ‘will be placed into recess at the end of Term 1, 2023.

NBN tower: concern over radiation and property values

The local community in Main Arm has expressed concern at the proposed 45m NBN tower currently slated to be installed within 500m of Durrumbul school and pre-school and local residents houses.

Durrumbul primary gets in on the buzz

Tasting the honey of native Australian bees was a highlight for the students at Durrumbul Primary School this week when Steve the bee man joined them to show them all he knows about bees.

EMR for Durrumbul

Anton Vanderbyl, ECSFR vice chair Only a matter of days since the community resoundingly rejected a Telstra tower at Wilsons Creek, NBN are now proposing an...

Schools too close? Not for NBN

NBN has defended its plan to build a tower within 500 metres of schools at Durrumbul, first denying the education department had a policy on the issue, then later saying that it didn't implement it.

Outrage at proposed NBN tower near school and pre-school: Durrumbul

A proposed 45m NBN tower within 500m of the local school, pre-school and residences has outraged the Main Arm community who are gathering this Thursday to highlight community opposition and voice their objection to the tower being built.

Durrumbul rumble goes ahead despite break-in

Not to be deterred by their recent break-in Durrumbul Public School will be holding a rumble sale and chess competition this weekend and hope that the community will come out in support.

Mother’s Day Durrumbul style

Enjoying the autumn sunshine and lovely grounds at Durrumbul Public School near Mullumbimby, parents and grandparents gathered to celebrate Mother's Day.

Cross country a great day at Durrumbul

It was sunshine and good weather for The Valley of Small Schools cross country at Durrumbul Public School 2018.

From robotics to author Tristan Bancks

Two local small schools Durrumbul Public School and Willsons Creek Public School came together last Thursday to treat their students to a fun and exciting day of learning.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?