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COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

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Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

NRPP transparency questioned over controversial Evans Head Iron Gates development

Concerns have been raised over the transparency of the process of the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP), by which it reached a decision, in relation to the Iron Gates development in Evans Head, to ‘accept the amendment of the application under Clause 55 of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulations 2000’.

Excessive onanism

Former coroner David Heilpern’s confession last week that he mistakenly recorded a death as from ‘onanism’ rather than aneurism...

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.

Creatives feature in Lismore plan

Creative industries, climate resilience, building more homes and supporting a flourishing food sector are all aspirations within a 15-year vision for Lismore.

What’s with the bollards?

I completely agree with Clive Jeffery when he points out that the new pedestrian crossing near the Commonwealth Bank...

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Opinion: Right-wing Nationals under attack in the Northern Rivers

Your final day to enrol to vote for the next state election is Monday, March 4 with polling day set for Saturday March 23 – and your vote could make all the difference.

Cocaine testing welcome but RDT scheme flawed: Greens

The Berejiklian government’s announcement that cocaine will be included in the roadside drug testing scheme is a welcome change to a deeply flawed scheme....

M1 ‘turned into car park’ by police testing

Police admit to turning the M1 southbound into a ‘car park’ on Saturday night when Tweed-Byron and Richmond highway patrol chose to conduct random alcohol and drug testing in the Tugun Tunnel.

Ice, cannabis, guns found during roadside drug test

Police have charged a man with drug and firearm offences, after a vehicle stop on the north coast late last week. About 1.45pm Thursday (June...

RDT opponents could ‘change election outcome’

A member of a Facebook group opposing random roadside drug testing says it has enough support to change the outcome of the election in the federal seat of Page.

Drug-driving acquittal in Lismore puts law in limbo

Controversial roadside drug-testing laws in NSW have been left in legal limbo following the acquittal by a Lismore magistrate of a man who tested positive for cannabis he had smoked nine days before he was pulled over by police.

Cannabis testing is ruining lives say protesters

Activists say they are undeterred that Lismore MP Thomas George was not present when they gathered outside his office this week to protest against the roadside drug-testing regime.

Second confirmed COVID case in Lismore

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir says there one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in a resident of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Mandatory mask

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

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.