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Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

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New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

NSW ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed in crisis

As the Northern Rivers goes back into lockdown once again as a result of people coming to the area from Sydney it has been revealed that the ‘Crisis Cabinet’ failed to meet during key crisis points.

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

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Meet Jodi McKay, NSW Labor leader

After only three weeks in the job, newly minted NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay was in Lismore on Monday to meet with fellow Labor MP Janelle Saffin.

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.

Labor sides with Leda

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. The Punters' Guide to the 2019 elections: As Christmas 2018 descends upon us; Tweed Country Labor becomes increasingly desperate. Justine’s hospital ‘attack’...

New Tweed Hospital: Labor for Kings Forest – Nationals for Cudgen

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has committed to building the new Tweed Valley Hospital at Kings Forest but Nationals Tweed member Geoff Provest says they are blowing budget and delaying essential services.

Nats MP used ‘weasel words’ to disguise job losses: ALP

A vicious war of words has erupted between Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Tweed and the National Party MP for Lismore over claims 30 jobs are set to go at the Murwillumbah Firearms Registry.

Labor Party pres set to have a drink with the locals

ALP president Mark Butler will be rolling up his sleeves next week for a couple of brews with the locals at the Suffolk Park Hotel.

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.

Supporting Foley but not his marriage views

Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate for Ballina. It was good to see that Luke Foley, the new leader of NSW Labor signalled last week a shift in his views on same-sex marriage saying he has an ‘an open mind’ and would continue to reflect on the issue. This is commendable in a leader.

Labor has history of protecting environment

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay. The battle lines are being drawn. Coal seam gas (CSG) mining is set to become a major state election issue on the north coast in March next year.

CSG lobby attacks Labor election stand

The coal-seam gas (CSG) issue is set to become a major election issue on the north coast next March following the latest war of words on the industry's bid to get a foothold in the region.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.

Tony’s reflections as king of the Macadamia Castle

Looking back on 14 years at the Macadamia Castle, Tony Gilding says the important things to him were the conservation of the animals and the development of staff.