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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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Secret report reveals government ignored advice to stop logging after Black Summer fires

Following a leaked report it has become clear that independent advice to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires was ignored.

Inspiration

I’m reading a densely written, absolutely beautiful book – Overstory by Richard Powers – an important, environmentally sensitive novel...

Cartoon of the week – 24 November, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

Leigh Thomas is the lead candidate for Group M running in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Thomas...

Smile, vague promise

Motherhood seems to be the big winner judging by the promises of our mayoral candidates and their teams. Smiling...

New Russian satellite-killer produces decades of fallout

‘Irresponsible’ Russian anti-satellite weapon sends shockwaves through space community with 1500 fresh fragments cannoning about in low-Earth orbit.

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Call for removal of ‘illegal’ election signs

Council has strict rules about what you can and can’t do as far as election signage goes – including the size, where they are hung, when they can be hung and when they must be removed.

Our Sustainable Future’s team for the Lismore Council elections

As the news of who and who isn’t running for Mayor of Lismore was finalised yesterday, the candidates are going to the ballot today...

Cr Elly Bird: ‘I am so grateful that I am part of such a brilliant, creative and unique community’

Cr Elly Bird is running for Mayor on the Our Sustainable Future ticket and he has already served on Council for 5 years.

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Our Sustainable Future party announces candidates

Our Sustainable Future, a Northern Rivers based local government party, has announced their ticket for the upcoming Lismore City Council elections.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.