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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

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Police arrest 9th person in Strike Force Balsillie

Richmond Police detectives said they started Strike Force Balsillie in February this year to investigate methylamphetamine and firearms supply in Casino.

Editorial: Pill testing not enough

Governments around the world are out of step with advice from experts on how to tackle illegal and recreational drug use. From the police to border control and health experts, the call has been going out long, loud, and clear: drug policy needs to be rethought.

Further charges laid in alleged drug supply investigation – Strike Force Trevalsa

Further charges have been laid following investigations into an alleged large-scale drug supply syndicate operating in the state’s north.

Police find $100k, drugs in Lismore man’s car

Police have found more than $100,000 in cash in a vehicle driven by a Lismore man after stopping to assist when a wallet fell from the roof of the car on the Pacific Highway near Raymond Terrace.

Call for pill testing after party death

The recent death of Jake Monahan from Nimbin and the treatment and hospitalisation of two other men at the recent rave in Mount Lindesay has sparked debate on the use of pill testing for illegal drugs.

Driver stopped with drugs in car gave false name

A man has appeared in court after drugs and cash were found during a vehicle stop at Corndale on Tuesday, during which police say the driver gave a false name.

Big pharma and cannabis

Peggy Balfour, Mullumbimby. What’s the big deal about restricting cannabis for medical use? Apparently it’s because cannabis is a psychotropic drug.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.