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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Discourse

Dear Editor, good on you for your piece reminding us about the importance of public discourse. Like you, I find...

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Stories about "NSW Fire & Rescue":

Will Byron get permanent fire fighters over Ballina?

Where is the best place to put permanent firefighters, Ballina or Byron Bay?

Labor promises 24/7 fire station for Ballina

The NSW opposition has promised to recruit 20 full-time fire fighters to NSW Fire & Rescue Ballina and make Ballina Fire Station operational around the clock for the first time.

Was this car deliberately set alight?

A car fire in the Mullumbimby industrial estate on Monday night appeared to have been deliberately lit, according to an Echo reader who took this photograph.

Mullumbimby household saved from fire by smoke alarm

It started out as a small fire in an ordinary electric stove cooking dinner at an Argyle Street residence at around 6.20pm last night.

Byron firefighters needed

If you enjoy being part of a team, are physically fit, live in Byron Bay and want to give something back to your community, then here's your chance to become a retained firefighter.

Timber yard blaze in Byron estate sparked fireys’ worries

Firefighters at a wood-yard blaze in Byron Bay’s Centennial Circuit on Saturday were concerned the fire could have turned very nasty after a gas bottle on the site began to vent.

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.