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Nationals and Labor didn’t sign Clarence anti-mining pledge

The Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA) have been seeking the support of all candidates running for the seat of Clarence...

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Have you got a funny kid?

Do you have a funny kid? The search for Australia’s funniest teens is making its way across the nation and three is a free workshop coming to Brunswick Heads

New rugby joint venture rearing to go

The newly-formed joint venture that combines Bangalow and Byron Bay rugby teams is already paying dividends with big training...

Election 2023 – Tweed: Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald is running for the seat of Tweed on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption. The key element to their campaign is to reduce immigration to Australia from 200,000 back to 70,000 per annum. 

Lismore candidate Vanessa Rosayro

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Jeremy Buckingham back to legalise cannabis

Former NSW Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham is back on the hustings as the lead upper house candidate for the Legalise Cannabis Party in the NSW state election.

Lismore candidate Matthew Bertalli

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

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COVID-19 Update for February 17

The Northern New South Wales Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that to 4pm yesterday, February 17, 300 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in District, including 72 positive PCR tests and 228 positive rapid antigen tests (RAT).

COVID-19 update Friday February 11

The latest stats provided by Northern NSW Local Health District report that to 4pm yesterday, February 10, 391 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 93 positive PCR tests and 298 positive rapid antigen tests.

Back to school, with a RAT!

With students having returned to school Tuesday, teachers and students are required to test for COVID-19 twice weekly.

Children aged 5 to 11 eligible for vaccination from Monday and over 500 new cases and one death locally

NSW Chief Paediatrician Dr Matthew O’Meara announced today that children as young as five years of age will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination from next Monday.

Union says RATs need to be free for all

The Health Services Union says the Morrison Government must take action on Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) price gouging and ensure kits are free and accessible to all.

Calls for free rapid antigen tests for people on lowest incomes

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is calling on the Federal Government to provide free RATs for people who rely on social security payments.

Not a ‘bonanza for developers and land bankers’ as local councils lose planning controls?

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment were quick to respond to the article ‘A bonanza for developers and land bankers?’ published on 21 March 2023 on The Echo online ‘to correct the inaccuracies contained in your article’.

Janelle’s four year road to the 2023 vote

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Janelle Saffin's win in the seat of Lismore and with not a minute to celebrate, Saffin spoke to The Echo about the 2023 campaign.

Appeal to locate woman missing from Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman, Kara Symington, missing from Tweed Heads since Tuesday.

Election 2023: Crystal ball gazing and hot tips

In a tight election, with many predicting a hung parliament, all eyes are on Sydney seats to see if any Teals can wrest seats from Liberals – and can Labor regain an inner Sydney seat from the Greens?