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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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Looking forward, looking back with Jeff Johnson

Long term independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson reflects on the challenges of the past year, and his priorities for 2023.

The Voice

I’ve been ruminating and researching on how best to support a ‘Yes’ response on the Voice referendum. I always...

Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.

Only nine weeks to Bluesfest and 18 new artists announced

Easter is on its way and that means Bluesfest is only nine weeks away. 

Letters – 1 February 2023

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.

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Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

NSW 2019 Ballina candidate profiles

In order of the ballot, the Ballina candidates are: Keep Sydney Open’s James Wright Thirty-six-year old year old radio broadcaster, filmmaker, futurist and father of three,...

Justine Elliot’s hubby to run for Labor in Tweed

Politics runs in the family for the Elliots. Craig Elliot, husband of Richmond federal MP Justine, has announced that he will be the Labor Party’s candidate for the seat of Tweed in the 2019 NSW state election.

What gas crisis?

Tamara Smith, Greens candidate for Ballina. In December gas originating from the coal seam gas industry was exported from Gladstone to buyers in Asia for the first time. It’s all part of the industry’s plans to expand this toxic industry across NSW and QLD and jeopardise our land water in the process.

Patients waiting too long at Ballina Hospital: ALP

Waiting times at Ballina Hospital’s emergency department are too long and the state government is to blame for ripping up to $3 billion in funding out of the health department, according to shadow health minister Walt Secord.

Byron Bay resident to run as independent in state election

The spectrum for next year’s state election expanded considerably last week after Byron Bay resident Matthew Hartley announced his intention to stand – wheelchair and all – for the seat of Ballina.

Eco Warriors support Green hopes for Ballina

A fundraiser this weekend for the Greens' candidate for the state seat of Ballina, features the iconic, locally made movie Rise of the Eco Warriors, which was the toast of this year's Byron Bay Film Festival.

CSG shapes as major issue for state govt election

Coal seam gas mining is shaping up as a major issue for the next state government election, with candidates jostling for the moral high ground on the controversial issue.

Greens candidate wants to clean up politics

Don Page is a nice guy but his party is out of touch with ordinary country Australians, says longtime local Tamara Smith, who has been selected as Greens candidate for the seat of Ballina.

Cadwallader the better candidate

Daryl Mitchell, Ballina. The result of the recent local National Party preselection ballot clearly indicates the party is a firm believer in a ‘men welcome, ladies tolerated’ policy.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of the community/business coin, his support...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists today in the US and...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.