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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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Cockroach climate

The cockroaches in the Byron Council offices are experiencing bright daylight at night. They are trying to determine whether...

REDinc’s new Performing Arts Centre is go!

It’s been a long wait, but two years on from the 2022 flood REDinc in Lismore have announced the official opening of a new Performing Arts Centre.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she...

Northern Rivers Recovery and Resilience Program announces 36 projects

Bridge expansions, upgraded pumps, enhanced evacuation routes and nature-based projects are just a few of the 36 projects being...

Wallum

It is, at best, amusing, but mostly disappointing, to see The Echo reporting on the mayoral minute to Council...

Press release vs Save Wallum views

The Echo editor (page 1, 10 April) might need to consider the role of a journalist – particularly that...

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Premier announces 400 new homes for Lismore

The NSW government this morning announced a partnership between Southern Cross University, Landcom and the NSW Reconstruction Authority which will unlock a parcel of university land for housing development, designed to tackle the housing crisis in the Northern Rivers and support flood affected residents.

SCU study to investigate impact of 2022 floods on marginalised groups

Researchers at Southern Cross University are inviting people from marginalised groups to share their experiences of the 2022 Northern Rivers floods.

Running the NY Marathon for type-1 diabetes research

Southern Cross University student Georgie Collis has type-1 diabetes but this won't stop her running in the New York Marathon in November to raise funds for research.

A Master Plan for Southern Cross University Lismore

Southern Cross University is setting out to create a Master Plan for the Lismore campus that will be a vision for reimagining regional education in Australia

TAFE students raising awareness in Homelessness Week

A group of TAFE students are hosting a Homelessness Awareness Community event at SCU Goodman Plaza this Wednesday for Homelessness Week.

Diverse shows at NRCG this month

Officially launching tonight at Ballina's Northern Rivers Community Gallery are four new exhibitions, including photographic works from pre-Taliban Afghanistan, sublime landscape paintings, traditional Iranian Abri printing on silk and a collection works from local arts and craft group BACCI.

Head to Health Hub free mental health service in Lismore at SCU

A free 18+ mental health service based in Lismore SCU campus that was set up in the aftermath of the 2022 NSW floods is continuing to providing assistance for people with mental health difficulties who are looking to make significant changes to their life.

An invitation to celebrate Ramadan Iftar at SCU

Muslims all over the world are observing the 'blessed month' of Ramadan which includes the fasting from dawn to dusk followed by Iftar.

Whitsundays booming with new marine life

In some rare good news for the Great Barrier Reef, Southern Cross University has joined forces with tourism operators and US philanthropists to make the most of the Whitsundays’ recent bumper coral spawning.

ARC backs hemp food improvements at SCU

A new Southern Cross University research project looking at improving the nutritional quality of hempseed has gained the support of the Australian Research Council.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...