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School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

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Where the children can play: Lismore’s new Lego café

Walking through Lismore’s elegant Starcourt Arcade, a new burst of colour appears in one of its little shops, instantly prompting two children to squeal in delight: ‘Legoooooo!’.

After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

Everyone reads The Echo – 10 April, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Mullum refugee support group formed

A new group in Mullumbimby has formed to help settle a Syrian refugee family in the area within the next few months.

Express. Empower. Get loud! for Youth Week in Lismore

This year’s Youth Week is theme is Express. Empower. Get loud!

Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed...

Stories about "Landslides":

Over $61 million to fix flood damaged roads in Tweed

As the flood 2022 bills come rolling in for Tweed Shire Council (TSC) it has become apparent that almost half of the $125 million total repair bill will be spent on repairing landslides that have impacted access routes. 

Editorial – Lessons from 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, there’s a lot to unpack from a year in which the region experienced its worst flood and landslips in living memory.

Why a warming climate creates more devastating rain impacts

Extreme rain and flooding will continue to get worse for decades to come as we have at least another 0.4 degrees of global warming locked in that is likely to be reached by 2030 – in the next ten years. 

Tweed council still trucking hundreds of flood waste loads

An average of a hundred truckloads of flood debris per day is still being collected in the Tweed Shire, months after climate disasters devastated the region.

Many roads still off limits in the Lismore Shire

As the clean-up continues across the Northern Rivers many roads are still a long way from being ready for traffic owing to significant damage from floodwaters and landslides.

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings a wealth of experience, gathered...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north from Sydney with their kids...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.