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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Regarding John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement

Cr Jeannette Martin, Mullumbimby In response to John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement in last week’s Echo (Jun2, 2021), I feel I...

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

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Calls to remove shark nets from Gold Coast beaches

Have you seen the majestic whales migrating up the coast, and getting caught in shark nets, recently? Burleigh Heads is a good spot for whale entanglement watching – and protesting against shark nets.

Not human habitat

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Does Ballina Mayor Wright want the drumlines to stay and shark nets to come back? What we humans must realise is that...

Diver saves shark from slow death

Local diver Inaki Aizpun, who has been taking divers out to the marine park over the last five years, recently saved a Grey Nurse Shark from a slow and painful death.

Shark nets have killed twice as many dolphins as target sharks

Ballina’s Deputy Mayor, Keith Williams, is urging residents to complete the NSW DPI on-line Survey on Shark Nets before it closes this afternoon, warning that this will be the community’s last opportunity to have a say before the Minister decides the fate of future net trials.

Stop and take a moment to smell the flowers

Though I am on my way to somewhere else, I pause at the mangroves. They are a steadfast shelter as the fierce winds shift. Their roots steady the muddy bank under my feet.

Shark nets: Sea Shepherd accuses media of ‘fear mongering’

Knee-jerk reactions to shark bites thanks to fear mongering by the media have skewed shark mitigation debate, says Sea Shepherd Apex Harmony QLD co-ordinator Jonathan Clark.

Shark mitigation hearings to continue in Canberra and Qld

Several locals including Ian Cohen and Dean Jefferys were at the hearing presenting their position on shark deterrents at the senate enquiry into shark mitigation and deterrents that took place last Tuesday 2 May in Byron Bay.

Meeting considers shark culling, nets and deterrent technology

Shark mitigation and deterrents are on the agenda for a meeting in Byron Bay today of the Senate Environment and Communications Senate Committee.

Govt in a rush to install first shark net tomorrow

NSW premier Mike Baird will oversee the installation of the first shark net at a Ballina beach tomorrow. The installation of the net comes after the state government passed the Shark Management Amendment Bill on Tuesday night, which allows for a six-month trial of nets at five local beaches.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.