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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Tweed Greens highlight the plight of koalas

Protecting koalas is still at the forefront of conservation efforts in the Northern Rivers and Greens chair of the NSW government koala inquiry Cate Faehrmann MP recently visited Murwillumbah.

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

PM must prioritise gender equality at G7 Summit

An Australian women’s development organisation, the International Women’s Development Agency is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to prioritise gender equality at the upcoming G7 Summit in Cornwall this week.  

Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

More Stone Beer Festivals please

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Prioritise North Coast schools over Sydney stadiums: Labor

NSW Labor has slammed the National Party for supporting what it describes as an ‘obscene misdirection of priorities’, saying it is ‘spending $2.5 billion on rebuilding Sydney stadiums when North Coast hospitals and schools desperately need the financial support’.

Tweed Hospital at breaking point: Greens

Following revelations that local patients are being forced to go across the border to Queensland to access health services because Tweed Hospital is at breaking point, Greens NSW Health spokesperson, Dawn Walker has called on both the Liberal-Nationals and Labor to stop using Tweed Hospital as a ‘political football’.

Billions wasted on war planes, but our hospitals?

Ken Nicholson, Kingscliff. Richmond and Tweed districts are experiencing high population growth and there is an urgent need for new hospitals to be built and staffed. This is much more important than 12.4 billion dollars put aside for some war planes.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.