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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Stories about "mental health":

Mental health first aid invite from Healthy Minds

The inspiring young fellas at The Healthy Minds Club are offering a series of free mental health first aid classes for anyone in the community who wants to gain some life-saving skills.

Rural health under threat from climate change

The National Rural Health Alliance has called on the federal government to take tangible action on climate change, saying inaction has serious consequences for rural health.

Improving mental health recovery after disasters

A new website hopes to improve mental health recovery after disasters – bushfires, extreme weather, floods and other traumatic events.

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Scouts upscale mental health support

Scouts NSW has received $49,890 as part of the 2020 CommBank Bushfire Recovery grant scheme.

Saffin and Moriarty host mental health forum

With the challenges to mental health increasing over recent months, the state Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin says that a mental health forum today, is an opportunity to speak with and listen to local services about mental health issues.

Mark running 1,000 km for mental health, via Ballina

Ballina's Percy the Prawn joined Mark Avery for 100 metres of his epic run down the east coast of Australia yesterday.

A day, a week and a month for mental health

October is Mental Health Month, and Mental Health Week Australia starts on World Mental Day, this Saturday, October 10.

Healthy Minds Club going from strength to strength

Lennox Head based young men's mental health group The Healthy Minds Club is growing fast and saving lives. Formed recently by four lads worried about the spate of suicides and other mental health emergencies in the region, the club already has 350 members, and counting.

Ted Noffs Foundation warns of mental health ‘wave’

A wave of substance abuse issues and mental health problems could overwhelm health and social services after COVID-19, unless free and accessible treatment options for vulnerable young people are expanded, warns expert.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...