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The Red Heart project helps African women recycle pads 

Something that we don’t always stop to think about is how African women access menstrual and hygiene products – pads, tampons, moon cups, sponges or other ways to manage that monthly bleed. 

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Eight days in and search parties continue to search bush for Mullum man Gage Wilson

Local Byron Shire man Gage Wilson has now been missing for eight days and his family and friends have been organising search parties to look for him.  

Cartoon of the week – 22 May, 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.

Editorial – Optics vs reform

One of the more hyped elements of last week’s federal budget was a $300 handout to every homeowner to alleviate the increase in energy costs.

NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

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Lennox Head Enduro

Building endurance for the upcoming Lennox Head Enduro the youngsters at the Lennox Head surf club are out three mornings a week on Lake Ainsworth.

Call for roving jet ski patrols to help prevent shark attacks

The captain of the Lennox Head Surf Club wants roving jet ski patrols introduced to fill a ‘missing link’ in Ballina Shire Council’s shark mitigation strategy.

First observations of meltwater eating away at Antarctic ice shelves

Scientists who have witnessed Antarctic ice shelf decay are escalating concerns that rising air temperatures will push these frozen masses to unprecedented fractures.

MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Who is responsible?

Teenage (stabbing) crime. Here I go again! Why are these kids allowed out of the house before their parents take stock of their kitchen...