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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are...

As summer approaches

Ah yes, all this death because we could not listen and a bus winding through the renamed country road once a walking track now paved...

Who can I trust?

COVID, WHO SHOULD I TRUST ?   I tend to trust people who care, who demonstrate they have no agenda, but to be...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

Stories about "lifestyle choice":

Mullumbimby’s happy hippie reunion

VIDEO: It's more than 40 years since many of the 'old settlers' of areas such as Main Arm and Huonbrook first put down roots in the Mullumbimby region, so it's probably a surprise that last weekend saw their first ever reunion.

Call for global support against Indigenous community removal

Action group SOS Blak Australia is calling for a stop to the Western Australia government plans to close down remote Aboriginal communities. ‘We who live in...

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #185 Constant state of embarrassment

Just when you thought Abbott's had a good sledging of the most disadvantaged people in the community, now he's having a go at remote indigenous settlements. Mandy has a go right back at him. WATCH VIDEO

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...