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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

True non-partisan leadership of Ballina Shire Council over

A reign of non-partisan leadership in the Ballina Shire may well be over, with conservative independent Sharon Cadwallader leading the mayoral vote tally by lunchtime Tuesday.

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

Take a drive to unlock the Tweed’s Hinterland Gems

From river flow to valley vibes, the Tweed’s hinterland will inspire and enrich with galleries and distilleries, freshly made...

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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen

Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.

Firearms Amnesty draws huge response in NSW

Since July this year, NSW Crime Stoppers have been encouraging residents to hand in or register unwanted, illegal, and unregistered firearms as part of the National Firearms Amnesty.

Vehicle crossing median strip allegedly contains drugs and stun gun

Police say a man has been charged with drug and weapon offences in Tweed Heads after the car he was driving was observed crossing a medium strip on Wharf Street.

Why were there no signers in the pubs?

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have said this morning that they are significantly concerned about the press conferences held by the NSW Government on October 10 and 11 (both held in pubs) which did not have Auslan interpreters visible to viewers.

The say ‘beer’ a lot press conference on NSW opening up

Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney's Moore Park. The theme of today's conference was certainly more...

‘The first rule of fight club’ as Barilaro bows out

In another shock announcement from NSW Parliament, the Deputy Premier John Barilaro has this morning resigned. He, as with the Premier, has sent a statement to the media.

Berejiklian resigns as Premier of New South Wales

It has just been announced that NSW South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has resigned.

COVID update

The NSW premier and her representatives were a no-show again today as the state recorded another fifteen deaths in the last 24 hours, equalling the worst daily record for the state.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...