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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Two further teens charged over Ballina/Evans Head assaults

Police have charged a further two people as part of ongoing investigations into a spate of alleged assaults and robberies in Evans Head and Ballina.

Cinema: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In the sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa, the Black Panther and the...

Five men charged with child sex offences, Gold Coast

Queensland Police say five men have been charged with multiple child sex offences following a joint investigation by officers from Argos and the Gold Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit.

Editorial – Getting recovery right

The recognition of loss and damage at COP27 is a cause for celebration by those countries, especially developing countries, already experiencing the impacts of climate change.

Tweed Council votes for staff recommendation for Cudgen Leagues Club

A Development Application for the Cudgen Leagues Club was an item before Tweed Council at their meeting last week where councillors looked at proposed alterations and additions the premises.

Ruled by fools

What an outrageous scandal that already stressed-out refugees, living for years in limbo after been held in detention centres...

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COVID-19 related death reported in Lismore

Someone in their 80's from Lismore died with COVID-19 in the latest official reporting period, health authorities said Friday.

Animal Farm revisited…

To say that the management of the current COVID-19 crisis is ‘a dogs’ breakfast’ is probably an understatement and some might say, an insult to dogs.

World Vision study reveals how COVID-19 is influencing our New Year’s resolutions

World Vision says Aussies will put family and friends first in 2022 after being torn apart during the pandemic, with less screen time and more face-to-face time among our top priorities.

Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021 reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the pandemic.

Forty per cent of Byron Shire residents yet to get first COVID 19 dose but mayor refuses to join vaccine campaign

Byron Shire Mayor Michael Lyon is refusing to join other health, political and community leaders in calls for people to receive a COVID 19 vaccine.

Covid 19 virus fragments in Ballina Shire and Grafton sewage

The Northern NSW Local Health District says fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in samples taken from the North and South Grafton sewage treatment plants on 24 September.

More than 8,000 free meals given away in Ballina lockdown

Around 8,000 free meals were given to a dramatically increased number of people needing them in Ballina over the lockdown period starting 9 August.

Bluesfest 2021 cancelled, 2022 event announced

With all of NSW in an extended lockdown and the state's premier saying she didn't expect COVID-19 vaccination targets to be realised until October or November, Mr Noble on Tuesday announced Bluesfest's October 2021 event was off.

Casino pharmacy delivering AZ vax to almost anyone without GP

Vaccine-administering pharmacist Kellie Beckenham said she’d given out her first eleven COVID-19 vaccines on Monday at McDonalds Pharmacy in Casino's CBD.

Navigating the laws around vax passports

Several jurisdictions overseas have introduced vaccine requirements for entry into public and private spaces such as schools, restaurants, public venues and for domestic travel.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...