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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

Post not boast

There are a plethora of new websites promoting Byron, posting surf and beach ‘porn’ shots with dolphins leaping and...

COVID choices

The virus isn’t going anywhere – it’s here to stay. There are three real solutions. 1. Let the virus run...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Stories about "fires":

Meet local firies and save lives, including your own

Meeting local firefighters and learning about home fire prevention is really important and more so in recent times and into the future.

NSW Australian of the Year to give Australia Day Address

With the sting of the 2019/20 fires still smarting and the threat of more on the way during the current hot and dry conditions, it's only fitting that former Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM will deliver the 2021 Australia Day Address.

Bushfire at Stokers Siding under control, authorities say

A small bushfire is burning in Stokers Siding and hazard reduction is taking place at Koonyum Range.

Six northern NSW areas begin fire danger period

After last year's devastating and tragic fire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are doing their best to prevent the same thing happening again in 2020/2021.

Helping communities help themselves

Community groups that are looking to help support people and communities recovering from the recent swathe of crisis that have confronted Australian’s can now apply for grants through the Northern Rivers Community Foundation.

Charges over bushfire-related fraud – South Coast

Police say a third person has been charged following an investigation into bushfire-related fraud on the state’s South Coast.

National summit on bushfire and climate change begins today

Though winter is upon us, the tragedy of the summer fire season is still in the air. Today community leaders and many experts will join together for a national summit to looks at how we can do things better.

Honouring firies on International Firefighters Day

The recent fire season is one that will not be forgotten quickly. The stories and images that remain after the smoke cleared, will take a place in history as both a reminder and a cautionary tale.

NEFA asks EPA to withdraw approval to log burnt Koala habitat

The North East Forest Alliance has requested that the EPA board review what they say is the CEO's reckless approval for logging of this koala habitat.

Fire season comes to an ‘official’ close in NSW

We all know too well that the planet doesn't run on a human timetable, but in a spark of positive news, today marks the official end to the most devastating bush fire season in the state’s history.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.