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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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River to the sea

Here we go again. Another example of the antisemitic slur ‘from the river to the sea’ from Mary McMorrow...

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

NSW Aboriginal Land Councils elections this weekend

Elections for members of NSW Aboriginal Land Councils (NSWALC) are on this weekend and NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen stresses the critical significance of active participation in shaping the future of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Matcha Byron

The cornerstone of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries, matcha is enjoying a burst of popularity for its health benefits. It’s finely ground green tea – its vibrant colour is due to the leaves’ high chlorophyll levels, and it’s supercharged with antioxidants.

They got the Dojo Rise

Adam Blesing, Sean Dedrick and Anthony Sherwood are Dojo Rise – forging their own unique footprint in the music industry, with their uplifting south coast sound; an eclectic fusion of reggae/dub, pop and indie soul.

Hazards Near Me to include severe weather warnings

The NSW State Emergency Service has today launched the inclusion of severe weather warnings as part of the free Hazards Near Me NSW App and Hazard Watch.

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Teen evading police arrested with ice, grass in Lismore

Lismore police have arrested a teenager on drug offences overnight after the car in which she was travelling tried to evade them.

More than $10,000 cash, drugs seized by police

Drugs and cash worth over $10,000 seized by Richmond Local Area Command in two separate incidents yesterday. Cocaine, MDMA and cannabis as well as unidentified powder and crystal were part of the haul.

Three fined after trying to scale Lismore Christmas tree

Lismore Police are warning late night revellers to stay clear of the recycled Christmas tree in Lismore CBD after three people were fined over the weekend for trying to climb it after they had been drinking.

Driver arrested 8.5 times over limit in Kyogle

A man police pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road in Kyogle on Saturday night was not only driving a stolen vehicle unlicensed but also way over the limit.

Lismore man charged with robbing ‘shop up the road’

A man has been arrested and charged after allegedly staging an armed robbery yesterday in a store up the road from where he lived in East Lismore.

Two more arrested under cover of Cloak

Richmond Local Area Command police are continuing their swoop on small-scale drug dealers in the Ballina area, which they have dubbed Strike Force Cloak.

Policeman abseils down cliff to retrieve dog

On Saturday police were called out to an unusual rescue after a dog fell over the cliff at Pat Morton Lookout, Lennox Head, onto an inaccessible rock ledge.

Two men charged, property seized in raid near Lismore

Police have charged two men over a large amount of property seized yesterday, following investigations into break and enters in Ballina and Alstonville.

Man charged following raid near Lismore

A 32-year-old man was arrested near Lismore yesterday afternoon after police found a large amount of property at his home in Monaltrie, including power and gardening tools, a television and other items.

Body found in Goonellabah bushland identified

A report is being prepared for the Coroner concerning the death of a 39-year-old Rachel Johnston, whose body was found in bushland off Ballina Road on November 9.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.