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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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COVID advantage squandered

Australia has indeed been ‘the lucky country’ in the COVID-19 pandemic until recently, yet ‘run mainly by second rate...

Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

Farewell Sue – a much-loved Mullumbimbian

You could say that Sue Mallam was destined to run a business in Mullumbimby.

West Ballina and Chinderah casual contact COVID locations

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have transited through the Northern Rivers this week with casual contact sites at both West Ballina and Chinderah.

Byron’s vaccination level one of the lowest in NSW

The Byron Shire has one of the lowest COVID-19 vaccination levels in the state, according to Federal Government figures, suggesting that a significant proportion of the community may be reluctant to get the jab.

Sometimes you’ve just got to laugh

I confess to having no clinical or medical training, but my reading of some of the literature increasingly tells me that laughter, and the hormones that trigger it, is a powerful healing and comforting tool that serves to help us cope with stress, anxiety, trauma and the challenges associated with living and navigating modern life. 

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Onsite build of manufactured homes in South Tweed deferred

The estimated $13,800,000 manufactured home development slated for 30 Fraser Drive, Tweed Heads South was seeking to build the houses onsite rather than offsite as required by the legislation.

Police seek assistance to locate missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are seeking help from the public to locate a teenage boy missing from the Tweed Heads area.

Multi-vehicle crash – Tweed Heads South

Police say they are waiting to speak with the driver of an SUV involved in a multi-vehicle crash at Tweed Heads yesterday.

Four charged as Tweed/Byron PD target stolen vehicles and goods

Four people have been arrested as part of a Tweed/Byron Police District operation targeting vehicle and goods theft.

Armed robbery at Tweed Heads South servo

Police are seeking a blond Caucasian man in his 30s following a hold-up at a service station in Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South, in broad daylight yesterday.

Gun found near stolen car after Tweed police chase

Five people have been charged after a gun was found near a stolen car following a police pursuit at Tweed Heads South on Tuesday morning.

Tweed City redevelopment gets go-ahead

The Joint Regional Planning Panel yesterday approved an at-times controversial expansion plan for the Tweed City shopping mall in South Tweed Heads.

Council gets on board with Skating Australia

Skaters with a wide variety of experience and ages took advantage of a free skating workshop at Tweed Heads South last weekend, the first in a series of workshops being staged by Tweed Council and Skateboarding Australia

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.