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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.

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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.

Will Sydney’s trash be Richmond Valley’s ‘treasure’

Richmond Valley Council say they have welcomed an announcement by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for...

Excessive onanism

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

Democracy under strain as pandemic continues

With the NSW government now openly threatening that the public will not be able to participate in social activities, work in the public sector or travel interstate unless they are vaccinated for COVID-19, The Echo asked local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) what her party is doing about protecting civic rights and freedoms.

Berry bright future

At 25, Sarah Montgomery has her feet planted firmly on the ground and her hands deep in the soil....

New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

We’ve heard that rising temperatures will lead to rising sea levels, but what many may not realise is that most of the increase in energy in the climate system is occurring in the ocean.  

Stories about "Rocky Creek Dam":

There is no life without water: time to save

Yes, the recent rain is wonderful, but acting on water use restrictions must become our usual way of life, at least until the drought is over.

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Explore the waterways and let curiosity lead

Where to go during the holidays? Try following waterways and discovering waterplaces. Start with a ramble down some path or an hour along a shore: curiosity will take over. Where did this water come from? What is it doing now? Where might it go? What does it mean?

Illegal doof organisers fined $6,000 by Lismore council

Two organisers of an illegal doof held at Rocky Creek Dam earlier this year have been fined $6000 by Lismore City Council.



Here & Now #120 Water and tears

She sits at the wooden picnic table, staring straight ahead, a paper plate in front of her. Behind her on the wall of the park facilities is a mural of the Rocky Creek Dam catchment area. She is small, frail and elderly.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through...