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International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is an annual day of remembrance for the families of lost babies and is observed on October 15.

A concrete solution to carbon capture

A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Editorial: Clear as a muddled government

Good news! Local police will not be actively enforcing the government’s Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 when it comes to business activity – see NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity.

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Cr Phil Meehan putting people first

Ballina's Councillor Phil Meehan is standing for election again in December, so what does he stand for? He spoke to The Echo this week.

Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

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Fiji rebuild underway with local help

North coast residents are pitching in with help for Fijians who are still without basic services and homes following Cyclone Winston.

Surf lifesavers warn of dangerous conditions

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as potentially dangerous surf conditions may be experienced over the weekend through much of the northern part of the state.

Kangaroos team to play Fiji

Premiership-winning Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner and Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii will make their Test debuts against Fiji on Saturday night.

Fiji muso from the school of cool Knox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us17Em0JqEs Fiji-born Knox will serve up his signature Roots Rock tracks at the Byron Bay Brewery on Friday 11 October at 6pm featuring his opening...

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.