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Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

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From Lismore XR to multi-faith ARRCC – now is the time for climate action

From XR to religious multi-faith networks the call is becoming stronger for real action on climate change.

No blank cheques

Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency...

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

PCR test

The recent Echo article ‘How reliable are PCR tests?’ (8 September) on PCR tests for COVID-19 that refutes the...

Democracy under strain as pandemic continues

With the NSW government now openly threatening that the public will not be able to participate in social activities, work in the public sector or travel interstate unless they are vaccinated for COVID-19, The Echo asked local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) what her party is doing about protecting civic rights and freedoms.

Stories about "Maclean":

Woman charged with murder – East Lismore

A woman has been charged with murder following the discovery of a body in the state’s north last week.

Fatal motorcycle crash – Clarence Valley

A motorcyclist died near Maclean yesterday.

Fire update: Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka monitor conditions

Evans Head, Woodburn, Swan Bay, New Italy and Iluka residents are on Watch and Monitor conditions.

Woman indecently assaulted in car

Police are appealing for public assistance after a woman was indecently assaulted in her car on the Northern Rivers on Thursday (April 5).

Holden misleads customers over dealership changes

Tony Carsburg customers have been left incensed at the letter they received from Holden claiming that ‘Tony Carsburg Holden recently closed its Holden franchise…’

Sport on Tackling Violence

Northern Rivers United will again stand up against domestic violence with 26 regional rugby league clubs across NSW as part of the NSW government’s...

North versus south in Timber Cup

Northern United Rugby League Football Club would like to recognise the contribution made to rugby league by teams in the local area by bringing...

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a young couple with two children...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.