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The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Cartoon of the week – 23 November 2022

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.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback? NSW Forestry is being challenged over its logging of Cherry Tree State Forest in the NSW Land and Environment Court.

The fight for patient ratios and safety continues

As nurses and midwives around the country fight for better staff-to-patient ratios the union decided to strike again on Wednesday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Say Her Name

If you want to know true courage, try being a women’s rights activist in Iran. Try being one of the women who have fought mandatory veiling since Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979 – the women who have risked their lives for freedom. 

No time to waste

Germany has just worked out that they want to legalise recreational use of cannabis by allowing 30g possession and...

Vegetation key to minimising landslip risk

The impacts of landslides have been a little lost in the conversations around the devastating floods that took place in the Northern Rivers in February and March this year, but it is essential that we recognise the impact they have had, and will continue to have.

Stories about "Nick Shand Memorial cricket":

Geckos claim fourth win in Shand cricket

Tired of watching backsides bob up and down on French backroads? Seen more endless hit-ups than a junkie’s sleeveline? Maybe you should be watching...

Geckos hold nerve to sink Byron in Shand Cup

The elite sporting world is largely run for the benefit of rapacious corporate entities and populated by punks and posers, but way back at...

Shand cricket ready to lift standards

In these dismal days where the integrity of the game has been eroded by the sandpaper of unrelenting professional bastardry, it is good to...

Bragging rights go to Byron as Geckos flounder

As the Olympics limp to a close and national anthems dissolve into grateful silence the unfunded and uninhibited athletes of the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series continue to break new ground.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...