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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

Staff cuts at Murwillumbah mega school

The NSW Teacher's Federations says that the proposed merger of four schools in Murwillumbah will result in the loss of at least 19 teaching positions.

End of Days

Sometimes life would be a lot simpler if I could just believe in God. If I could believe that...

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Drugs, driving and alcohol: students learn the RRISK

This month nearly 5,000 year 11 students will attend seminars around the region aimed to make them better drivers and to manage the the classic teenage risks of drugs, alcohol and driving.

Safer driving project a source of information

Phil Preston, STEER project coordinator. In the wake of the tragic loss of four young lives in a car crash last week I would like to send my condolences and offer of support to those grieving in the community. We at the STEER Project are deeply saddened by the death of one of the passengers who had taken part in a Safer Drivers Course for Learners with us earlier this year.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...