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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

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New cancer support group on the Tweed

A new community support group for people affected by cancer on the Tweed Coast will begin in August at Cabarita Beach.

Tweed Coast beaches set for surfing-reserve status

Tweed Coast locals are pushing to establish the popular surf breaks at Cabarita Beach/Bogangar-Hastings Point as a surfing reserve.

Whale burial on Tweed beach raises a stink with locals

The burial of a dead four-metre sperm whale which had beached at Casuarina Beach on the Tweed Coast last week has caused a stink with locals who fear its rotting carcass could pose a health risk to beach users and also attract sharks to the area.

Third wild dog caught on Tweed Coast

A third wild dog suspected of being involved in attacks that included the fatal mauling of a pet dog at Casuarina and the stalking of an elderly woman on the beach at Cabarita was caught yesterday morning by a contracted expert trapper.

Dog attacks on Tweed Coast prompt warnings

A spate of recent attacks by wild or roaming domestic dogs around dunes and cycleways on the Tweed Coast has prompted authorities to step up control measures and a warning to state agencies the feral animals threaten endangered koalas in the area.

Staging of koala-tree plantings at Kings Forest under fire

A bid by the developer of the massive Kings Forest housing estate on the Tweed Coast to amend its approval so it can defer the planting of koala food trees to later earthwork stages will be heard by the NSW Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) tomorrow.

Dog ban mooted for new township

Tweed Shire Council is set to urge the federal government to ban dogs from the massive Kings Forest development after a change of heart by mayor Barry Longland.

Tweed jogger struck by car

A man jogging at Casuarina on the Tweed Coast was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car from behind early on Sunday morning.

Magpies play Tigers in AFL final

Joe Davidson –  The Byron Coopers Magpies will play Tweed Coast Tigers this Saturday afternoon in the local AFL Grand Final at Fripp Oval, Ballina. Byron...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.