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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

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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.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.