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New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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Teacher shortage hitting schools across NSW

With the mandatory vaccination date getting closer, the NSW Teachers Federation says there is already a shortage of teachers.

Comedic paranoia

Despite Peter Olsen’s limitless comedic ability, perhaps it’s time for The Echo to curtail his paranoid multi conspiracy theories...

White poles

In amongst the various existential threats that we are confronted with today, we now have the white poles debacle...

What’s with the bollards?

I completely agree with Clive Jeffery when he points out that the new pedestrian crossing near the Commonwealth Bank...

Excessive onanism

Former coroner David Heilpern’s confession last week that he mistakenly recorded a death as from ‘onanism’ rather than aneurism...

Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

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New Brighton lifeguard a community work of art

They keep telling us to reduce, reuse, and recycle and as a result of community imagination and fun New Brighton has a new lifeless lifeguard on the beach.

Dogs attack wallaby at New Brighton

Unrestrained dogs on the beach are chasing and injuring wildlife at New Brighton Beach.

Swimmer rescued from Brunswick rip

A lunchtime swim nearly ended in disaster on Monday after a woman was caught in a powerful rip before being rescued by lifeguards north of Brunswick Heads.

Tread lightly on the dunes this summer

Plantings and seeding work has been undertaken by Byron Shire Council recently in the New Brighton dunes following beach scraping works earlier this year.

Recalling Bob Bellear, a man of firsts

With suggestions now being taken for renaming the North Ocean Shores sports field, The Echo profiles a Billinudgel lad who became Australia’s first Indigenous judge to be appointed to the District Court of NSW.

New Brighton’s free community sports

Launching the free weekly beach sports mornings, Zero to Hero event will be held at the Tom Kendall Oval in New Brighton on Saturday July 16. The sports mornings are taking place twice a week on the beach in New Brighton and all the community are welcome.

What about rock walls for New Brighton & Sth Golden?

L Cronin, Billinudgel. We residents of the northern end of the shire watch in disbelief as council prepares to pour our dwindling financial resources into bottomless rock holes in a vain attempt to protect a few properties at Belongil, while turning a blind eye to the perilous situation facing far more properties at New Brighton and South Golden Beach.

Polluting parties on New Brighton beach

Daniela Boerner, Ocean Shores. The other day my mum an I were walking along New Brighton Beach towards the North Wall. What we discovered on our way was really disappointing and shocking. Two mountains of rubbish probably of a weekend party on the beach 40 metres from the beach entrance.

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...