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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

The Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC) are the newest members of a growing, prestigious international club –  the Pocket Forest club.

PM must prioritise gender equality at G7 Summit

An Australian women’s development organisation, the International Women’s Development Agency is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to prioritise gender equality at the upcoming G7 Summit in Cornwall this week.  

Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s...

The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: When ‘Yes’ means ‘No’

It seems that even in alternative communities, sexual politics haven’t really been that alternative. Patriarchal narrative reigns supreme. Men tend to be the ‘gurus’, and as it turns out, gurus still like their cock sucked. Generally, by young women.

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Looking at ANZAC Day in a new way

R J Poole, Lismore. A nation conditioned to value the sacrifice of family and loved ones in such a way as to want to mimic their example, is the basis of any militarised state. By exploiting the trauma that Anzac Day was originally intended to address, our government has accustomed us to travelling vast distances to kill people who pose no threat.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.