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High risk vehicles to be stopped and checked for fire ants at NSW Qld border

The detection of Red Imported Fire Ants at South Murwillumbah has seen a quick response from the Department of Primary Industries who have now started their next wave of operation in response. 

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Retro video games to vintage dolls – experience an entertainment journey through the ages

GAME ON is coming to the Tweed Regional Museum and will give kids and adults alike a chance to...

Temporary closure of Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park tomorrow

Fawcett Street and Fawcett Park will have sections temporarily close tomorrow Thursday 7 December 2023, to reinstall steel sculptures within the park.

Beach driving  Ballina

Last week’s Ballina Shire Council (BSC) ordinary meeting (23 November) reviewed recreational four-wheel drive (4WD) access for Seven Mile...

Tweed development wave continues with $5.2m unit block proposal for city centre

Developers are proposing to build a $5.2m apartment complex near the centre of Tweed Heads as the recent wave of development applications in the town continues.

Who manages Bruns infrastructure? 

With Council and NSW-run corporation, Reflections, sharing responsibilities around management of Brunswick Heads public toilets, parks and playground equipment, The Echo asked Reflections who manages what, and what improvement schedules are in place.

Kirtan and Sacred Music

House of Bliss is proud to present its 10th Kirtan and Sacred Music Festival this Saturday at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

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Lismore loudly reclaims its recovery

On Friday night, the Star Court Theatre in Lismore was the location for a much needed public conversation about what's happened since the 2022 floods, and how the recovery process could be better managed into the future.

Law & Order: Special Nimbin Unit

One could have been mistaken for thinking the speakers at last night's Lismore Council meeting were in a court of law after the clearly hostile grilling they received from certain councillors in the chamber.

Dear meeting diary…

Rejoice, fair burghers of the Shire, for a teensy weensy bit more accountability has shot forth from the top end of Mullumbimby…

Soil dumping on Marshalls Creek found to be Council’s ‘stockpile’

Calls to immediately act after a large amount of fill was dumped on the Middle Pocket section of Marshalls Creek fell on deaf councillor ears at last week’s meeting. 

Mayor’s vote foils Team Krieg over Growth Strategy

The biggest bone of contention at last night’s Lismore Council meeting was item 10.1, the Lismore Growth & Realignment Strategy. Using his casting vote, the Mayor voted against Team Krieg to adopt the strategy.

Ballina wrap-up for August

Ballina Shire Council's meeting for August was an epic one, full of twists, turns and roundabouts.

Recovery and Reconstruction Commission a matter of urgency in Lismore

Lismore and other areas in the Northern Rivers are doing it very, very tough. Sanctioned focus groups that can work together are what is going to get regional areas up and running again.

Time gentlemen (and ladies)

Watching a Lismore Council meeting one could be forgiven for thinking that many councillors have not been given a copy of the Code Of Business Practice.

Editorial – Council’s Leunig moment

With residents still mopping up and renovating from floods, councillors assembled in a room last Thursday to thrash out agendas, motions, staff recommendations and reports. Yes, the wheels of progress grind onwards, while running roughshod over the Shire’s ever-increasing potholes.

Lismore Floodplain Management Committee ‘sacked’ then paused

With more whispering behind hands than a year ten formal, on Tuesday evening the Lismore City Council chambers hosted a belated March sitting.

Kingscliff hosts largest triathlon since covid

Over 1,600 athletes were in Kingscliff over the weekend to participate in the largest triathlon since covid.

Vale Pam Sonia

Very sadly, local treasure Pam Sonia passed away in Ewingsdale, last Wednesday, December 6. 

Blue-green algae ‘amber alert’ at Lake Ainsworth

As the summer heats up there has been an increase in the blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head and an ‘amber alert' has been flagged by Ballina Shire Council.

Lismore to host National Junior Baseball competition

The biggest junior baseball competition in Australia, which is a feeder into the US World Series will be held in Lismore in May 2024.