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CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

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Everyone reads The Echo!

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Delay on clothes-optional beach decision 

Tyagarah Beach will remain a clothes-optional location until at least June 30, after the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) bowed to a concerted campaign from the local naturist community.

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Editorial – Grab the popcorn and bean bags

Both Mayor Michael Lyon and fellow councillor, Mark Swivel, offered an apology to the followers of the Save Wallum Facebook page last week.

The clean beach quest is on this Sunday!

Two local beach clean-ups, as part of Clean Up Australia Day, will be held in Bruns and Byron on March 3.

Weekly fun run in Ocean Shores

A free community run in Ocean Shores is happening every Monday morning, and organiser Giovanni Ginocchio encourages everyone to get involved. 

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How is the Qld border closure affecting you? Take the survey

If you are a business or an individual that has been impacted either from the Northern Rivers region or the Gold Coast, your stories are relevant and the group are asking that you fill out a survey to let them know the challenges and issues you are facing.

12 social housing units for Lismore

While a strategic Federal and State government strategy needs to be developed to provide affordable, social and sustainable housing the addition of 12 extra social housing units in Lismore has been welcomed.

Local MPs announce funding for local sports clubs

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina, yesterday announced $50,000 in funding for a total of fifteen sports clubs in her electorate.

Did someone pocket a Murwillumbah school’s rebuild funds?

Recently Lismore MP Janelle Saffin arranged for Shadow Minister for the North Coast to the meet the East Murwillumbah Public School P&C Association President Soenke Biermann.

Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.

New event series for women in farming

NSW Farmers has launched a new series of events across rural and regional NSW to provide women in agriculture with the networking and upskilling opportunities required to fast track their professional development in the sector.

Genuine affordable pledge made by Council  

Byron Shire Council has publicly pledged that the first block of land it is acquiring under its Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme (AHCS) will be used for genuinely affordable housing

Climate pollution cooking the reef

The Climate Council is sounding the alarm on a severe bleaching event unfolding across the Great Barrier Reef, with new vision showing the damage that stretches more than 1,100 kilometres from Lizard Island to the Keppel Islands.