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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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COVID-19 hospital horror – opening up and the dangers ahead

A hospital is not a health farm. For a start, the food has a terrible reputation. Seriously though, when life is on the brink, a hospital is the destination.

Vale Frank Mills OAM 26.5.1928 – 3.10.2021

Frank Mills was a natural raconteur. So it was no surprise when his family found a folder labelled The Story of Frank Mills.  It contained this story (which his granddaughter has slightly edited) and two poems, with the instructions: ‘Not to be read until I’m dead’

‘Blood, sweat and no beers: NSW, we’re back – you’ve earned it’

The new NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet held a press conference at a Sydney club this morning where he spoke about the state opening up toorrow. 'Today is a big day for the state. You've earned it. It's been 100 days of blood, sweat and no beers but we've got it, and we're back!'

Vaxing the community divide

Okay, so this issue is dividing our community into: ‘vaxing is great for our community’ and ‘vaxing is bad’. One...

The vaxed and non-vaxed rules of the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council says that Stage 1 of the NSW Government’s roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions will begin today, (Monday 11 October), requiring changes to some Council operations.

Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and – October 14

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

Stories about "Seed Savers":

Seed savers are getting together for a local seed saving and exchange

Ever since March of this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic response of lockdowns and the fear it has elicited, there’s been a run on seeds at seed companies.

Seed and food freedom galore

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Recently I attended the call to action for seed and food freedom afternoon at the inspiring One Organic, Sunnyview Farm at Possum Creek.

Nepal’s food security strengthened by local seeds

With more than 800 packets of seeds to fit into her backpack, Sue Mangan realised she wouldn’t be taking much else on her trip to Nepal.

Free plants for local gardens

The Byron Hinterland Seed Savers along with Nude Your Food are hosting a garden seed and plant give-away at Starseed Gardens, Byron Bay this coming Saturday.

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.