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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.

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A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

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.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Stories about "scam":

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

PETA sees silver lining in puppy scam arrest

The recent arrest of a Sydney fraudster for selling imaginary puppies concluded a one month investigation by police, after numerous people around the country paid for pure-bred puppies that never arrived.

Pensioners: beware of new phone scam

On Wednesday evening a Byron Shire resident received a scam call on their landline which is an unlisted number, and on the Do Not Call Register. The caller was a woman with a foreign accent.

Telstra scam currently in operation

The Echonetdaily has been contacted by locals who are receiving calls from people posing as Telstra. They are warning locals that the callers are very convincing.

Main Arm woman a victim of death threat scam

A Main Arm woman is sleeping easier now that two days have passed since she reported receiving a crude but disturbing death threat by email and phone.

Beware of solar scams

Lee Cass, Byron Bay. A warning to people wanting to go with solar power: comparing quotes and systems is a bit like comparing mobile...

Scammers posed as legitimate business to place ad in Byron Echo

The Echo, along with other Fairfax Media and worldwide papers, appears to have been taken in by scammers posing as a legitimate Victorian company,...

Police warn of email fine scams

Tweed-Byron police are warning the public that there has been a spike in the number of reports of north coast residents receiving fake traffic infringement notices and speed camera fines via their personal emails.

Lismore woman loses $600 in online dating scam

A Lismore woman has fallen victim to an internet romance scam, sending money to a man who claimed to be a US soldier so he could take leave to come and visit her.

Scammers targeting Neighbourhood Centre users

At least two men have been loitering around the Mullumbimby & District Neighbourhood Centre touting a dodgy online course they claim will ‘help people get a qualification and improve their standard of living,’ according to the centre's manager.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...

Buy and sell food app launches

Finding it too hard to purchase local produce via social media, partners Vanessa and Leisa thought there must be a better way.

Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic for Ballina

An inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 at Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, West Ballina.

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.