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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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It is a weekend of excitement, fun and laughter for everyone at the National Circus Festival

It truly is like stepping into another world as you enter The Famous Spiegeltent which is here for the National Circus Festival that is taking place this weekend in Mullumbimby before it once again heads off around the world.

Santos’ approval to drill for gas north of the Tiwi Islands invalid

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia has invalidated Santos’ approval to drill for gas in the sea north of the Tiwi Islands.

NSW gov’t accused of ‘pork barrelling’ in Ballina electorate

As people on the Northern Rivers last week endured the anxiety of severe storm warnings and pre-dawn emergency alerts, a visit from the state’s emergency services minister was barely announced.

Mullum biz petition for road improvements

A petition from Mullumbimby industrial estate business owners will be tabled at the upcoming September 29 meeting, which calls on Council to upgrade pothole ridden Manns Road.

Woman critically injured in fight; second woman charged with attempted murder – Tweed Heads

A woman remains in hospital in a critical condition and a second woman has been charged following an alleged stabbing at Tweed Heads yesterday.

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

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Reconciliation Action Plan for Lismore Council

On Friday Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg launched Council's new Reconciliation Action Plan at the 2022 NAIDOC Day celebrations.

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Higginson MLC: ‘Lismore Mayor’s position untenable’

Sue Higginson MLC, says our community has faced devastation on an unprecedented scale and we need a local leader who believes in our community, understands the systems of governance in NSW and has a clear vision of our recovery, as complex as it is.

Ballina Croquet Club celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee

The Ballina Croquet held a Friendship Day on Saturday inviting players from across the Northern Rivers visited the Ballina Clubhouse for a garden party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

An ‘awkward’ spotlight on Lismore Council over airport fees

The Lismore Council Mayor, General Manager and a councillor found themselves in an 'awkward' spotlight last night when the Matters Arising turned to the subject of the Airport Annualised Landing Fees.

Cr Ekins’ urgency motion regarding Lismore’s water meter reading and rates

At Tuesday evening's Lismore Council meeting, Cr Vanessa Ekins asked to move an urgency motion. It was a request for a report coming to the April meeting to outline the general water and sewer rate relief options for flood-affected properties, including any government assistance and implications for council's budget.

Byron Mayor welcomes news about financial help

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has welcomed the news that flood-affected people in the Byron Council area are now eligible for extra financial help from the Australian Government.

Council invites PM to visit the Tweed post-flood

After yesterday’s announcement of the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) Special Supplement to residents of Ballina, Byron, Kyogle and Tweed Shires, Tweed Council sent a message of thanks and an invite to the Shire.

Premier Dominic Perrottet visits Mullumbimby

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet visited the Mullumbimby District and Neighbourhood Centre in Mullumbimby this afternoon with local member Tamara Smith.

A quiet Christmas for the Steve Krieg

Lismore's new Mayor Steve Krieg said he has a quiet festive season planned in the lead up to his first meeting in the Council chambers.

Firearm and drug offence charges laid after Coraki vehicle stop

NSW Police say a man has been charged after a firearm and prohibited drugs were seized during a vehicle stop yesterday.

Chemicals left by first stars in the universe may have been detected by the Gemini North telescope

The chemical remains of the earliest stars in the universe may have been discovered by astronomers.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

Police suspect dies at Clothiers Creek

NSW Police say a critical incident investigation has commenced following the death of a man at Clothiers Creek yesterday.