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‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

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Have your say on housing and growth

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans intended to guide the location and type of housing to support recovery in coming decades.

A Forest of excellence

Forest Byron Bay, a restaurant by Crystalbrook Collection, has won the Regional Contemporary Australian Restaurant – Formal category at...

This league of pets are super

The best things about the school holidays are the awesome films created for kids, and a great film for...

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

Class action against Optus being considered

With an increasing number of Australians discovering they have been caught up in the Optus data breach, law firm Slater and Gordon is investigating a possible class action against the telecommunications company on behalf of current and former customers.

On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Nearly 6,000 NBN customers still without internet in Northern Rivers

Around 5,800 homes and businesses were still impacted by outages on the nbn™ network in Northern NSW Tuesday morning.

‘Major restoration’ of the nbn network overnight

There are now approximately 9,500 homes and businesses impacted by outages on the nbn network, decreased from 79,500 yesterday.

It’s back – nbn™ network is up and running

For many people, if you're reading this, then you'll know that the NBN network is up and running.

NBN outage affecting 79,500 across Northern Rivers

The NBN outage across the Northern Rivers is down from 81,000 yesterday to 79,500 today as they continue to work on returning access to the region due to the outage at the Woodburn Fibre Access Node.

Scammers are preying upon flood-affected residents

Though most of the community are extending their hand in help for people who have been affected by the recent floods on the Far North Coast and Sout East Queensland, scammers are already finding ways to make life even more difficult for residents

nbn says flood impacted outages have risen in the last 24 hours

nbn reports that the number of homes and businesses impacted by outages on the nbn network across Northern NSW has risen to around 74,000.

Communications blackout hits Far North Coast

Twenty-four hours ago you wouldn't have been reading this post as thousands of phone and internet customers across the region, including The Echo, struggled to communicate via 21st-century technology.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Three in ten teens contacted online by a stranger

Teenagers are spending around two hours a day online, have four different social media services, and there’s a good chance they have had a negative experience online – including being contacted by a stranger.

It’s National Child Protection Week

This year National Child Protection Week will celebrate its 30th year with the theme: Putting children first…

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.