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COVID Venues of Concern update October 11

October 11 – Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Koalas and dogs

I want to thank Byron Council for including the flyer in The Echo about koalas and dogs. There is...

The storm season has started

The storm season has officially started, the NSW Government and NSW State Emergency Service (SES) have announced.

Fence sitter

Fence sitters, when given a tickle, will generally tumble off on the side of self-interest. So it’s interesting to...

Can we inoculate against the racism virus?

Like many others, I watched with interest the recently screened ABC documentary, The School that Tried to End Racism.

Lismore Council votes to naturalise Browns Creek

At Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting, Councillor Vanessa Ekins moved a motion to begin the Browns Creek Naturalisation Project, which involves the removal of the existing concrete stormwater drain that traverses Lismore Park from Brewster Street through to Uralba Street, and reconstruction as a more natural watercourse.

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Nats candidate embroiled in eligibility fiasco

The eligibility of Nationals federal candidate Matthew Fraser has come under question after sitting MP Justine Elliot (Labor) provided evidence that he has a...

Nationals Matthew Fraser running for the third time for Richmond

Matthew Fraser has once again been preselected as the National Party candidate for Richmond to run against Labor’s Justine Elliot.

Councils receive unfettered funding to target local priorities

Financial Assistance Grant Program has provided local councils with some extra money so that ‘local councils [can] target local priorities'.

Whimsical works bring Japanese simplicity to Ballina

The Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is hosting an exhibition, Parade, by artist Katka Adams, which opens today and closes on 4 August. Katka,...

CSG campaigner’s charges dismissed

An anti coal seam gas campaigner whose actions in following a truck driver who had been dumping toxic drill mud from a Metgasco test...

Australia votes – live blog

[10.15] Tony Abbott has claimed victory: 'The government of Australia has changed for just the seventh time since 2001 and the Labor Party's vote is at its lowest level in more than 100 years.'

Elliot holds onto Richmond

Despite a certain change of government after today's federal election, sitting Richmond MP Justine Elliot has held onto her seat.

A spokesman for Richmond MP Justine Elliot says they have been encouraged by the results so far which are 'looking positive'. Mrs Elliot, who...

Coalition set to slash regional funding

Nationals leader Warren Truss has confirmed that, if elected, the coalition will abolish the $2.5 billion Regional Development Australia Fund, slashing the money available for regional development projects by almost two thirds.

Fraser accuses ALP of ‘media control’

Nationals Richmond MP Matthew Fraser falsely accused sitting member Justine Elliot of controlling local media at last night’s Richmond candidates forum, to the disgust of many in the audience.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.