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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

Six new local COVID cases reported

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

A history of ‘freedom’ and the Northern Rivers vaccine divide

Among the many myths about the COVID-19 vaccines is a belief they contain live virus that a vaccinated person will shed in social and intimate circumstances. Along with many other vaccine myths, this belief is contributing to a significant divide in the Northern Rivers community.

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

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Three arrested at NSW-Queensland border protest

Queensland police held a press conference this afternoon about a protest today held on the Gold Coast as anti-lockdown protesters returned to the Griffith Street border checkpoint on the Queensland-New South Wales border for the second week.

Man extradited from Queensland over alleged historical child sex offences

Police say a man will reappear in court today after being extradited from Queensland on two outstanding warrants for alleged historic child sex offences.

Queensland police corrupted by corporate sponsorship

An outback road safety campaign by Queensland police has been given financial assistance by fossil fuel giant Santos in a move that has the potential to erode the independence of the force, writes Hans Lovejoy.

Mining firm logo on Qld police vehicles

Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey has defended a sponsorship relationship with mining firm Santos.

Fatal Qld shooting: police ‘had no choice’

A man has been shot dead after allegedly coming at two Gold Coast police with a knife. It's the third fatal police shooting in the state in a week.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...