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Brunswick Heads going for Gold & Old
The village of Brunswick Heads is set to host its Old & Gold Festival tomorrow with three big fairs, entertainment and plenty of fun – come rain or shine.
Matey with Modi
Since becoming Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese has shown that he likes being publicly associated with popular figures, regardless of their negative associations for some Australians. Examples include Kyle Sandilands, Piers Morgan, and most recently the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Busking For Change in the Northern Rivers
If there is one thing that Northern Rivers communities loves, it's a good busker and after a successful pilot program in 2022, Busking For Change is launching nationally – we're in!
Driver dies after single-vehicle crash near Lismore
A man has died following a single-vehicle crash near Lismore. About 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, 7 June), emergency services were called...
Marine Rescue NSW units have busy finish to Autumn
Marine Rescue NSW volunteers were involved in 252 rescue missions in May, returning 398 people safely to shore.
Closed door deals on fast-tracked land rezonings
Up to 1,300 new dwellings could be accommodated in Byron Shire under vague draft fast-track development plans released by the NSW government-run Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) last week.
In his apologia for Israel, what Danny Wakil failed to mention about Israel’s formation is significant. From his description you’d...
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Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?
Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site.
Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house
The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.
Homeless koala house hunting in Manly
As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.
Dredging rivers: what are the Ballina candidates’ positions?
A recent Meet the Candidates evening in Ocean Shores saw discussion around how to manage local river systems, which have silted up over generations, and likely contributed to the high flood levels experienced in 2022.
Election 2023 – Clarence: Nicki Levi
As a former teacher and Education and Training coordinator Independent Nicola Levi believes that Independent representation for the seat is essential to get the best outcomes for Clarence's constituents considering the corrupt history of the Liberal, National, and Labor parties in NSW.
Election 2023 – Tweed: Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald is running for the seat of Tweed on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption. The key element to their campaign is to reduce immigration to Australia from 200,000 back to 70,000 per annum.
Green support SSF and free parking at Tweed Valley Hospital
Protecting State Significant Farmland (SSF) and committing to free parking at the new Tweed Valley Hospital are issues Green candidates for Tweed, Ciara Denham,...
Election 2023 – Clarence: George Keller
George Keller is running for the seat of Clarence on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party sees corruption and vested interests having more impact on MP's decisions than the genuine interests of the community.
AJP’s Susie Hearder
Animal Justice Party (AJP) candidate Susie Hearder responds to The Echo’s questions on building on State Significant Farmland (SSF), free parking at the Tweed...
Clarence candidate Dr Clancy talks mining and waste incinerators
As a founding member of the CCA Greens candidate Dr Greg Clancy does not support mining in the Clarence catchment. Here he shares his position on the Casino Waste incinerator and the action needed to address the climate emergency.
Call to action for Evans Head over the Iron Gates development
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Local community groups at Evans Head are putting out a ‘Call to Action' after being excluded from the Land and Environment Courts hearings and deliberations over the development application for Iron Gates.
Fully sick Byron skate park!
Definitely the newest, and possibly the best tourist attraction Byron has to offer, Jarjumirr Park, is a competition-level skate park that is located between the courthouse, library and Youth Activities Centre.
Hey govt! leave koalas alone!
An Echo article about saving koalas in the Braemar State forest prompted 12-year-old Leila, from Byron Public School, to share the plight of our cute marsupial icon with her class.
Planting trees is critical for the survival of koalas
Koalas and their health and habitat have been in the news more than ever in recent months and the word is starting to get out that they need our help.