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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

Speech pathology student numbers soar at SCU

The number of domestic applications for the undergraduate speech pathology course at Southern Cross University have increased 79 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Tweed River House

S Haslam I took a couple of pics at my pre-opening meal last week at Tweed River House, due to...

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

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Tweed Greens campaign launch ‘Keeping Tweed Green’

Former Tweed Mayor and long term councillor Katie Milne is stepping down and throwing her support behind Murwillumbah local Dr Nola Firth and her team of Greens candidates.

Greens first to aim for seat on Ballina Shire Council

Five years since The Greens last had a seat on the Ballina Shire Council, the party is the first to publicly announce a campaign...

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Climate wars – vested interests shape politics while Australia burns

In November 2007, with enormous enthusiasm, Australian voters elected a Kevin Rudd-led Labor government in a landslide, with a huge mandate to implement an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to deal with anthropogenic climate change.

Editorial – Look, over there! A virus is a great distraction

Will the local governing class (Council) change their perception of ‘normal’ development? Presently, this community still faces the never-ending barrage of growth opportunities (ie strategies, plans and policies), which have been foisted upon us by the NSW government and Council planning staff.

Ten years of missed opportunities

How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.

Naked and told to squat in a corner: a 16-yr-old’s Splendour experience

Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.

Byron Council’s Greens respond to Ian Cohen’s criticisms

Byron Shire's Greens councillors have defended their achievements since they took control of Byron Shire Council following criticism by founding Greens Party member Ian Cohen. 

Editorial: Shielded in secrecy

Hans Lovejoy, editor One piece of good news for the embattled Greens councillors is that a $230,000 ratepayer-funded Multi-Use Rail Corridor Study has been completed,...

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.