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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.

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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.

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...

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

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Elliot slams use of ‘STOP’ signs by Nationals

According to former police officer and federal member for Richmond Justine Elliot signs that are being used by Nationals candidate for Richmond Matthew Fraser are both ‘illegal’ and ‘dangerous’.

National MPs not delivered much on north coast

Keith Duncan, Pimlico. What a strange letter from the Nationals' Ben Franklin MLC, for taking a swipe at Keith Williams and Ballina Country Labor for daring to remind the voters of the Ballina electorate just how ineffectual the Nationals have been on the North Coast since the early 1970s

Pro-Nazi Nat was Kevin Hogan’s staffer

Lismore Labor has slammed pro-Nazi comments attributed to prominent Kevin Hogan supporter, Kurt Tucker, this week.

Nats promise more money for Ballina Airport

A re-elected Coalition government would invest $3 million toward a project to build an Airport Boulevard in Ballina, minister for regional development Fiona Nash announced on Thursday (June 2).

Richmond candidates trade barbs over hospital funding

With just 34 days until the federal election, Nationals candidate for Richmond, Matthew Fraser, launched his campaign over the weekend at Chris Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads.

Another political voice calls for north coast CSG ban

Another conservative political voice has joined the chorus calling for a ban on coal seam licence from the north coast of new south wales.

Nationals MP opposes CSG in parliament

Campaigners against coal seam gas (CSG) have praised Clarence MP Chris Gulaptis for opposing CSG exploration and drilling on the northern rivers in his first speech to parliament last week since re-election.

Greens blast big party stance on political donations

Labor has voted with the Liberals and Nationals to block a Senate motion that detailed their failure to return all the political donations that they have received from the CSG company Santos. The motion also called for a ban on political donations from mining and coal seam gas companies.

For a gasfield-free region, put Nationals last

Brigid Beckett, Alstonville. As a voter in the Ballina electorate I received a flyer headed 'CSG we don't want it here'. Turning it over I was gobsmacked to see that it was promoting the Nationals, who are the party who last December renewed the license for the largest PEL in the region. It includes the area of Lismore, Kyogle, Nimbin and Woodburn and covers the water catchments of Byron Bay and Ballina.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...