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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did...

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

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Call to NSW government to protect our devastated rainforests

The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.

Massive hailstorm a threat to primary producers

Orchardists, nursery owners and market gardeners around the region are counting the cost of last night’s massive hailstorm, with areas as far apart as Fernleigh and Monaltrie heavily affected.

Soaking rain ends record breaking dry on North Coast

With two months still to go, four weather records have been broken in the region this year, with Lismore Airport recording two of its heaviest ever months of rain and two of its lightest ever falls.

Get set for a weekend of wet and wild weather

Tomorrow’s planned Love Lennox Festival has been postponed following predictions of strong winds and heavy rain over the weekend, with falls in excess of 100mm expected on Saturday alone.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.