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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of...

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips....

Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

Stories about "exercise":

Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Schools often have the only quality playing fields and courts a town might have and having them closed for six weeks over summer means that some kids miss out on the opportunity for exercise.

COVID-19 going viral on YouTube and Instagram

The world has certainly gotten smaller in recent weeks and people turn to the internet for entertainment, interaction, exercise and maybe just company. There is also a world of people out there wanting to share what they have.

Tweed Council focuses on exercise for the over 50s

Tweed Shire Council has announced a range of new exercise programs for the over 50s . And new equipment installed in a Tweed Heads park this week is aimed at providing incidental exercise for all, with a special nod to the older age-group.

Aussie workers sitting down on the job

New data released by the Heart Foundation shows Aussie workers are more sedentary than ever, and they know it. The report, from a national survey...

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...