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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Cats

To quote Greta, ‘How dare they?!’ SBS is running an advertising campaign for Airbnb, encouraging visitors to take their...

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

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National Summit on Women’s Safety starts today

Financial security, policing and justice responses, sexual violence and challenges facing diverse members of the Australian community will be key topics discussed at the National Summit on Women’s Safety 2021 held today and tomorrow at Parliament House in Canberra.

Keeping children safe in the online playground

This week is National Child Protection Week (NCPW). This year, from 5-11 September, NCPW is an annual campaign that raises awareness of child abuse prevention across Australia.  

Three in ten teens contacted online by a stranger

Teenagers are spending around two hours a day online, have four different social media services, and there’s a good chance they have had a negative experience online – including being contacted by a stranger.

Digital vigil for the extinct Smooth Handfish

A digital vigil for the Smooth Handfish will turn a eulogy for and extinct marine creature into a deeper reflection  of lie and loss in a world in crisis.

‘Staying Home Safe’ forum for DV online tomorrow

This week an online forum Stayin Home Safe, will look at the issue of safety for women and children in their own homes.

Stop Adani rally online today

Thousands to join #StopAdani online global rally calling on insurance broker Marsh to dump Adani’s Carmichael coal project

Border Art Prize winners announced online

In a short ceremony on Saturday evening, the winners of the 2020 Border Art Prize were announced for the first time, online.

Border Art Prize to go ahead online

The Border Art Prize is a biennial prize which has been steadily growing in numbers since its inception in 2000. This year after the Prize opened for entries, the gallery had to close to the public.

Where food growers and lovers can connect

There’s a new space where local growers and food lovers can connect to share, trade and sell their produce.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...