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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

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Rous chair says cheaper water is a ‘big dam lie’

Ballina Councillor and Chair of Rous County Council, Keith Williams, says he is setting the record straight about the pro dam campaign that claims it will lower costs and prices for water if the proposed dam at Dunoon and The Channon goes ahead.

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Water Northern Rivers Alliance launched at Lennox

On the first day of National Water Week, supporters of the Water Northern Rivers Alliance gathered yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre to launch their inaugural campaign: 'Smart Water Options – No Dunoon Dam'.

Nan Nicholson and Annie Kia share dam concerns

With public submissions about to close on the Rous Future Water Project, we spoke to two legendary Northern Rivers protectors to get their views on the proposed Dunoon Dam.

The Terania blockade celebrates 40 years on

The Channon Market became a reunion ground on Sunday as those who fought for the forest gathered to acknowledge, celebrate, rekindle and share the stories of the forests and how they came to be saved.

Terania 40 years on – the forest battle continues

An exhibition marking 40 years since the defining protests that spelt an end to rainforest logging in NSW includes remarkable photographs of the actions.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.