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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

New freedom party, not Greens

I write with dismay but not surprise at the article ‘Local Greens MP Urges Vaccination.’ As a very Active ex-member...

Black bellied whale sighted at Ballina dubbed ‘Liquorice’

For years southern waters whale watchers have been keeping their eyes keen for Migaloo and his offspring, but just...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

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UNICEF fundraiser supports kids through COVID-19

A webcast fundraiser for UNICEF, to benefit children affected by COVID-19 in East Asia and the Pacific will be held Wednesday, April 15, from 9am.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.