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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.

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COVID update includes trial of home quarantine

When media were told that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian would be at today's 11am update, we expected big news – the Premier said last week she would only attend the updates if it were important news.

Lockdown cells

Michael Lyon, I understand you took the initiative to collaborate with neighbouring mayors in the Northern Rivers to address...

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

Definition

I really like The Echo’s new word invention: Freedumb (noun) 1. The belief that your right to personal freedom outweighs...

Modelling

Modelling the billions of connections within the human body to determine illness? Modelling one individual’s billions of connections to...

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.

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Richmond Valley Council: ‘give us a break’

Richmond Valley Council Mayor Robert Mustow said the current lockdown requirements were crippling local communities and it was time to take a more common-sense approach to the restrictions.

Lismore Plateau: Mayor says hand back the land

At Lismore Council’s meeting week, Mayor Vanessa Ekins will move a motion that Council hand back council-owned land on the North Lismore Plateau to the Traditional Owners.

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Lismore’s new Mayor Vanessa Ekins looks to future

Five candidates put their hands up for mayor of Lismore City Council on Tuesday night, with the Greens' Cr Vanessa Ekins coming out on top.

Cr Ekins wants to share her love of Lismore

In our final story about some of the contenders to be Lismore's next mayor, the shire's longest-serving councillor, Vanessa Ekins, talks about her connections with the area, and hopes for Lismore's future.

Lismore all about community for Cr Elly Bird

Lismore City Councillor Elly Bird is another well-known Northern Rivers figure who is up for the challenge of becoming the next mayor of Lismore.

Communication is key, says Lismore’s Neil Marks

In the latest in our series about the candidates to be Lismore's next mayor, current Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor Neil Marks talks about his vision for Lismore.

Byron Shire’s community awards – January 25

Zenith Virago was named the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Byron Bay last night.

Cr Darlene Cook: more to Lismore City Council than roads, rates and rubbish

In the first of a series about those who are putting their hats in the ring to be the next mayor of Lismore, Cr Darlene Cook talks about the issues close to her heart, for the city at the heart of the Northern Rivers.

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.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through...