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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

Independent Ballina councillor determined to reduce 4WD beach impacts

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson says he isn’t giving up hope for reduced 4WD access to Seven Mile Beach.

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Interview with Toni Scanlon, directer of the play Switzerland

Thriller at the Drill The Drill Hall Theatre Company are about to open the curtain on their latest play,...

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Air pollution health alert for north coast

If you have been outside in the last couple of days you will have noticed that the air is quite misty in some parts of the Far North Coast.

Inquiry launched into impacts of fires on people’s health

The impact of the bushfires and exposure to poor air quality on peoples health will be examined as part of a NSW Parliamentary Committee inquiry.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.