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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.

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XR to protest outside NAB tomorrow

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Lismore and their supporters say they will protest at the Woodlark Street branch of the National Australia Bank (NAB) from 12pm tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14.

Lockdown cells

Michael Lyon, I understand you took the initiative to collaborate with neighbouring mayors in the Northern Rivers to address...

Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.

Bangalow’s modern baker

S Haslam Being a baker in a modern town like Bangalow these days involves a lot more than getting up...

West Ballina and Chinderah casual contact COVID locations

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have transited through the Northern Rivers this week with casual contact sites at both West Ballina and Chinderah.

Stories about "Sco Mo":

Thus Spake Mungo: sweet COVID relief

We would never dream of accusing Scott Morrison of being relieved by the onset of the second wave of COVID-19, but nonetheless it has postponed a nagging problem for him.

Thus Spake Mungo: the cost of a job

It has only taken a week for the simple beauty of JobKeepers to become a little tarnished.

Thus Spake Mungo: the snapback

Having shrugged off the minor and temporary distraction of parliament, Scott Morrison can resume doing what he is best at – marketing himself and his often-dubious achievements.

Thus Spake Mungo: The Sacrament

The sacrament is torn, the veil of the temple is rent in twain. The sacred surplus is sacred no more. It is defrocked, excommunicated, cast into the outer darkness.

Editorial: Failing the drug test

As a parent it is hard at times not to fall into the trap of authoritarianism. It always seems like a simpler, clearer way forward – I’m the boss and I want you till do what I tell you for your own good. You’ve got to the count of three – I know best!

Thus spake Mungo: sex, religion and politics 100 days after ScoMo’s win

The showdown over religion could well provoke a serious schism, speaketh Mungo. Trouble is brewing in the mess.

Thus Spake Mungo: tap the mat

One, two, three, four. Keeping faith’s a dreadful bore. Five, six, seven, eight. Tap the mat, capitulate.

Thus Spake Mungo: The betrayal

Scott Morrison really likes quiet Australians – as quiet as possible.

Thus Spake Mungo: The prick tease is over

The final jobs for the boys and girls have been squared away, the pointless tit-for-tat over taxpayer advertising and who is closer to the...

Thus Spake Mungo: Fizzler with little new budget sausage 

A somewhat exasperated Bill Shorten accuses Scott Morrison of playing games over the election date – and so he is. 

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.