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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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Gladys’ resignation

The entrenched corruption that tied senior politicians and police to notorious underworld figures in NSW for decades from the...

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Climate complexity unpacked to reveal the wide reach of human-induced climate change Eighty-five percent of...

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

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Fist-sized hailstones pummel Murwillumbah

A massive hailstorm that centred on Murwillumbah late yesterday afternoon brought fist-sized hailstones and had the State Emergency Service working overtime.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.