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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

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Lifeline’s Lismore office has new regional manager

The Northern Rivers region has had its fair share of challenges over the last few years with the pandemic, climate events, employment, as well...

Man critical following single-vehicle crash near Woody Head

A man remains in a critical condition following a single-vehicle crash in the NSW state's north.

Byron Beez are back on court

The Byron Bay Beez basketballers are enjoying a return to most competitions, and after two rounds the senior men have posted a win and a loss.

Four teenagers charged after police pursuits from Grafton to Ballina

Four teenagers will face court today charged over their alleged roles in several police pursuits on the state’s North Coast yesterday.

Six charged after $17 million worth of cannabis seized near Grafton

Six people have been charged following the seizure of cannabis at a rural property in the state’s north near Grafton.

Aged care suffers under funding freeze

Elderly care facilities are suffering under the federal government’s freeze on the aged care funding with one care provider in Casio and Grafton cutting staff hours significantly.

Police investigate discovery of bones on Grafton work site

Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains at a construction site in the Grafton CBD at about midday on Tuesday (February 6).

New Year road toll climbs

The new year started tragically with the death of a woman in Yagoona, the death of a man near Newcastle, and the death of a man near Grafton in separate incidents on New Years morning, bringing the number of lives lost during Operation Safe Arrival to 28.

Grants for the northern rivers opening soon

It’s time for not-for-profit organisations to get their applications ready for the 2018 Small Grants Program with Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF).

Man arrested over Grafton bottle attack

A man was arrested in Lismore yesterday following an attack on another man with a broken bottle outside a Grafton pub on November 5.

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.