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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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Delivering employment pathways for diverse women

Local organisations in the Lismore electorate can now apply for funding for programs that empower women from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the workforce.

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.

Plan for looming battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal, according to the Total Environment Centre, as they release a plan for urgent regulation to establish an effective, mandatory product stewardship scheme to safely collect and recycle all battery types in Australia.

A True Pioneer in Deep House

Embark on a musical journey with Osunlade, a true pioneer in deep house and nu-jazz, as he graces the stage at The Northern Hotel in Byron Bay on March 9 for a three-hour extended set.

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Mary McMorrow

Thank you Mary for your letter in last week’s Echo supporting Israel in its efforts to remove Hamas and...

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NSW Aboriginal Land Councils elections this weekend

Elections for members of NSW Aboriginal Land Councils (NSWALC) are on this weekend and NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen stresses the critical significance of active participation in shaping the future of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

NSW summer’s drowning toll reaches 12

Surf Life Saving New South Wales says volunteer surf lifesavers have worked through one of the busiest days of the summer to date on NSW beaches.

SES clocks up almost 25k incident responses in ’23

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES), says it’s been another busy year for volunteers, with more than 24,800 incidents responded to by dedicated members in bright orange.   

Man charged after public-place shots fired

New South Wales Polices say a man has been charged following an investigation into two public-place shootings at Ballina last month.

NCC condemns logging in proposed Great Koala National Park

The Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales has condemned the targeted and intensive logging of forests within the proposed Great Koala National Park by Forestry Corporation of NSW. 

NCC urges NSW to follow Victoria’s gas ban lead  

Following Friday's announcement that Victoria will ban gas connection to new homes from January 1, 2024,  the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), is urging NSW to follow their lead.  

Man charged over shots fired in South Murwillumbah

New South Wales Police say a man will appear in court tomorrow charged following an investigation into an alleged public-place shooting.

Emergency Services Levy ‘catastrophic’ for many councils

New South Wales local councils’ peak body Local Government NSW (LGNSW) says the newly-elected NSW Government has kicked off its first term in the worst possible way.

Allergic reaction from wasp sting tasks WRHS

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service reports that at around 9.30 this morning, they were tasked by New South Wales Ambulance on a primary mission to a property at Tyalgum Creek, west of Murwillumbah.

NSW school education system is at a tipping point

The NSW Upper House's Education Committee yesterday released the report of its inquiry into teacher shortages in New South Wales, titled 'Great teachers, great schools: Lifting the status of teaching, teacher quality and teacher numbers in New South Wales'.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.