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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search...

Lismore Mayoral candidate cries foul over election signage tampering

Lismore City Council Mayoral candidate Steve Krieg is calling out what he says is the illegal removal and defacement of his signage in the lead up to next month's local government elections.

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

Ballina mayoral candidate calls for tighter holiday letting rules

Byron’s status as the only shire exempt from NSW holiday letting regulations could be under threat as a declared housing crisis on the Northern Rivers continues.

From ‘struggle street’ to Ballina’s only woman running for mayor: Cr Cadwallader’s Echo Q&A

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Sharon Cadwallader is the only woman in the shire running for mayor and arguably one of the most competitive candidates.

A Smooth Operator comes to New Brighton

New Brighton Farmers Market has always been a magical place to get your weekly produce after a morning surf or swim, and now you can pack more health into your day with a visit to welcome newcomer, Smoothie Operator. 

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Minor flooding in Tweed and Byron Shires possible for Monday

While the sun shines today the SES and BoM have issued warnings about possible minor flooding for the Tweed, Ross and Brunswick Rivers and Marshalls Creek for Monday.

Rustling up funds to return Rous River to health

Despite numerous moves within Tweed Shire Council over decades to dam the Rous River as part of the failed Byrill Creek Dam project, the river has continued to run wild.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.