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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Mandatory mask

Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

Goonellabah drive-thru COVID testing this weekend at GSAC

With the community in lockdown, Lismore City Council says it is important for to get tested for COVID-19, even if you only have the mildest of symptoms. 

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Images released of men who robbed the Byron Bowlo

Detectives investigating the armed robbery of a licensed premises in Byron Bay earlier this year, have released CCTV images and are appealing for public information that may assist their inquiries.

Stories about "Richmond River":

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Bush tucker walk helps create connection to country

A project in Casino to create a bush tucker walk along the riverbank has strengthened the cultural identities of its young Indigenous participants.

Minor flooding expected at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall since Saturday morning over the Richmond River catchment has caused river rises and minor flooding is expected in the Richmond River at Coraki...

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Flood warnings for the Richmond and Wilsons

Parts of NSW continue to experience unsettled weather, as a low pressure trough over the eastern part of the state brings a humid air mass into the north east.

Driver trapped inside car in river – South Ballina

A police operation is currently underway after a vehicle plunged into the Richmond River earlier today.

Richmond River improvements piloted

The poor water quality of the Richmond River is well known, and is a result of acid sulfate soils and years of agricultural run off. A trial to improve the river’s health is being piloted, say the NSW department of Primary Industry.

Man dies after boat capsizes

A man has died after a boat capsized in the Richmond River this morning.

Call to action on the Richmond River

The state of the Richmond and Wilsons rivers are set to become an election issue as the Greens and Labor highlight their degraded condition.

River health – or lack of it

Laurence Axtens, Lismore. How long has it been since you felt like it was safe to swim in the river or eat fish out of...

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...