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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

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.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Regarding John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement

Cr Jeannette Martin, Mullumbimby In response to John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement in last week’s Echo (Jun2, 2021), I feel I...

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

Stories about "preferences":

Wager over senate preferences

I am offering the author of ‘Suspicious preferencing in the Senate race’, David Lovejoy, a $10,000 wager. I bet that Hemp and Stop CSG...

Suspicious preferencing in the senate race

Voters should approach the plethora of so-called ‘micro-parties’ with caution: many are false entities devised by the hard right to game the election, and some are naïve outfits that have been manipulated into giving preferences to the right, writes David Lovejoy.

Dissecting the metre-wide senate ballot paper

How did it come to pass that many voters are going to need a magnifying glass to find who to vote for on September...

Stop CSG Party deal under fire

Luis Feliu The Lismore-based leader of the Stop CSG Party has defended his fledgling party's preferencing of far-right and fringe groups in the race for...

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...