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What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

It was a big weekend of acrobatic feats at the National Circus Fest, held at the Mullum Showgrounds.

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What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

Editorial – Break out the bubbly for Budget Estimates

Budget Estimates is truly one of the most revealing and best educational services that the NSW government offers. MPs from the opposition grill ministers and agency bosses without mercy, for hours. 

The soul of football-based sports

'It is around this time of the year I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "what is wrong with me?"' 

Lambruk Pantry

Simon Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a family-owned local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. If you’re...

Iron Gates developer launches appeal against DA refusal at Evans Head

It is a saga that has been going on for over 30 years and that some hoped might finally have come to an end. But that is not to be the case with an appeal against the refusal of the Iron Gates development application (DA) at Evans Head now having been submitted.

New digs for flood adaptation project

Mullum Cares has a new home in the Railway Shed Yard, on the corner of Prince and Ann Streets in Mullum.

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Study suggests Gen Z with Down syndrome have embraced new tech in lives full of meaning and purpose

More research has come from a long running project in Queensland that reinforces the high quality of life people with Down syndrome are experiencing and can help block misinformation given to prospective parents.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

EVs charge ahead on the Gold Coast

World-first high speed electric vehicle (EV) charging technology has debuted on the Gold Coast, with the first supercharger installed at Broadbeach today.

Storylines: Decolonise or Technologise

Imagine if we passed laws that were about caring for the land and the people, returning the old ways, bringing back the lores from the first cultures of ‘Australia’.

Seniors can get a kick out of social media

As COVID-19 continues to cause physical and psychological distress for many Australians, a CQUniversity researcher said there could be a silver lining in the crisis as many of the nation’s seniors are forced to learn how to socially connect over the Internet.

How technology is hurting our kids

In his new book Teen Brains, the father of six exposes the addictive impact of technology on our children and how it’s making our kids anxious and depressed.

Australian start-up out to save turtles and seabirds

Over 300,000 turtles and seabirds are hooked and die unnecessarily every year, a direct result of trying to eat long-line tuna fishing baits, but...

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend.