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New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.

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‘A quick buck’

Did you know there is a fortune to be made in Federal? Forget Airbnb it is far too labour...

Teacher shortage hitting schools across NSW

With the mandatory vaccination date getting closer, the NSW Teachers Federation says there is already a shortage of teachers.

New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

We’ve heard that rising temperatures will lead to rising sea levels, but what many may not realise is that most of the increase in energy in the climate system is occurring in the ocean.  

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Face masks

I was just wondering if anyone has the answer to this question: If face masks have the ability to contain...

Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

Stories about "rainforest":

Open day at Lismore’s Rainforest Botanic Gardens

Friends of the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens have been preparing for their special Open Day this Sunday.

Gondwana Festival launched

Adventurers and conservationists are collaborating to celebrate the regeneration of a beautiful, ancient landscape in a month-long festival.

Will you go HalfCut for rainforests?

As a passionate rainforest conservationist, Jimmy Halfcut wanted to get noticed by more people to make them aware of the fact that half the worlds rainforests have been destroyed by humans.

Call to NSW government to protect our devastated rainforests

The rainforests of north-east NSW have been ravaged by both fire and drought leaving animals packed into the remaining areas. The NSW government is being called on to put in place real protection for what is left.

Madeleine West wants to Help Home Heal through reforestation

Byron resident Madeleine West a.k.a. Neighbours’ ‘Dee Bliss' has taken to her heart the importance of tree planting Australia wide, and has founded Help Home Heal.

Bushfire recovery: help plant rainforest trees this Saturday

Do you have some time for tree planting this Saturday morning? Rainforest 4 have teamed up with Reforest Now and need your help to plant 1,000 rainforest trees in two hours

Planet Watch: Farmers, forests & climate change

Farmers, forests and climate change: The way that humans use and change the land and its vegetation can have a profound effect on the climate, and can either counteract or exacerbate climate change.

Turn camphor patches into rainforest without herbicides

Though camphor trees have become a back-up food supply for many native creatures, they are still a weed that needs to go.

Terania Creek a catalyst

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I take strong objection to John Macgregor-Skinner’s biased and incorrect portrayal of the Terania Creek protests (Letters Echonetdaily 4 April). The 300...

Native timber showcase and design competition launches

In an ambitious project to both regenerate local rainforest and create a market for native timbers environmentalists and farmers have come together to create the inaugural Sustainable Native Timber Showcase and Design Competition and are asking locals to get involved.

State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...