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Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

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Ruled by fools

What an outrageous scandal that already stressed-out refugees, living for years in limbo after been held in detention centres...

Can you foster a dog?

Dozens of local rescue dogs are ending up at the pound, and some are having to be euthanised, owing to a critical shortage of people willing to adopt or foster them.

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces....

Support for the Mullum Show

What a privilege it was as an older resident to be able to participate and enjoy the annual Mullumbimby...

Barrio now open every Sunday

If you’re already dreaming about the weekend, how does spending a long lunch at Barrio Eatery & Bar sound? Owing...

Stories about "Emergency Services":

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Fire at Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre

Lismore Council says that emergency services are currently attending a small fire at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre on Wyrallah Road, East Lismore.

Rock fisher rescued at Fingal Head

Two men were caught by the incoming tide when they were rock fishing at Fingal Head this morning.

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

World AIDS Day – time to end transmission

Over 40 million people have died worldwide of AIDS over the last 41 years and ending the transmission of HIV is the aim of a specialist taskforce being set up by the Federal Government announced today on World AIDS Day 2022. 

Climate change a threat to local Gondwana rainforest mountain frogs

A new Southern Cross University study predicts that two species of mountain frogs located on the NSW/Queensland border are on track to be extinct by 2055.

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.