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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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2022 Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards

Two local groups have been nominated for the he Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards, an initiative of The Australia Day Council of NSW in partnership with Return and Earn.

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Radiance Kitchen

Victoria Cosford I can imagine how radiant the smiles were when Dexter Chou and Linda Hung resumed their stall recently...

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

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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.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...