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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Comment: Net sober by 2050!

With Scott Morrison about to jet off to Glasgow for the UN COP 26 Climate Change Conference, I’ve got some unexpected and exciting news of my own: I’ve decided to take advice around my health and wellbeing and give up drinking! 

End of Days

Sometimes life would be a lot simpler if I could just believe in God. If I could believe that...

Who can I trust?

COVID, WHO SHOULD I TRUST ?   I tend to trust people who care, who demonstrate they have no agenda, but to be...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified in the Grafton area, included...

New positive COVID-19 case at Ballina Coast High School

Update 14 October: Ballina Coast High School will reopen for staff and students on Thursday, 14 October 2021, after a member/s of the school community tested positive to COVID-19. ‘Students and staff identified as...

What are the COVID-19 risks as Melbourne holidaymakers arrive?

With holidaymakers arriving to the Northern Rivers for the school holidays, local health authorities are strongly discouraging travel to and from areas of Melbourne...

Local COVID-19 cases drop to zero overnight

Local health authorities have claimed there were no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Northern NSW from Thursday till Friday.

Health and wellbeing grants announced for youth projects

The Northern NSW government has announced the winners of their Youth Health and Wellbeing Grants. 

Local health workers head to Industrial Relations Commission

Local health workers feel hung out to dry over the refusal of the local Health District to provide backpay for their award entitlements.

Byron Central Hospital briefing Wednesday

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) will hold a public briefing on the construction progress of the new Byron Central Hospital at Ewingsdale tomorrow (Wednesday June 3) .

Union lashes out over health service’s ‘sickie’ claims

The Health Services Union has lashed out at Northern NSW Local Health District CEO Chris Crawford after he claimed hospital staff were taking ‘excessive sick leave’ and that this was due in part to unhealthy lifestyle choices.

Multi-purpose health facility to replace Bonalbo Hospital

Lismore MP Thomas George today announced a new $15 million Multi Purpose Service centre (MPS) will be built in the town – offering a range of health services similar to those already provided by the MPS in Nimbin.

Mental health jeopardised: Greens

North coast residents with mental health problems are receiving second-rate treatment as a result of the casualisation of the nursing workforce, according to the NSW Greens.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...