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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

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.

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Stories about "V-Day":

Goddess keeps it dry for V-Day in the Bay

The predicted rain managed to behave in an orderly fashion as dozens of woman met the dawn on Main Beach in Byron Bay for the 8th annual V-Day rally.

Vagina, vagina, vagina

Zenith Virago, Brunswick Heads I would just like to thank everyone for your loving messages of congratulations. It was overwhelming to be nominated and to...

Valentine’s, Victory and Vaginas: V-Day is on the way

Byron Bay’s annual V-Day dawn dance will be held on Sunday 14 February, to empower women and call for an end to violence against women and children.

A break in the weather for the annual V-Day protest

An act of Goddess saw the clouds part at Byron Bay this morning for about 80 women who gathered for the annual V-Day event on Main Beach.

The beginning of 2019’s One Billion Rising

Hundreds of women and children and men were not deterred by a few drops of rain at the annual V-Day dawn event on Main Beach at Byron this morning.

V-Day goes off with a splash

At 7am on Valentines Day, some 223 people, mainly female, got their red on for the annual V-Day flash mob on Byron Bay’s Main Beach. 

Vagina Conversations – One billion and rising!

One billion girls and women will be subjected to rape or beatings during their lives. Focus world attention on the need to stop violence against women and join in V-Day at Byron's main beach this valentines day.

1 Billion Rising again in Byron Bay

The women of Byron shire, together with children and many male supporters, will again be out in big numbers on Main Beach as the sun rises on Sunday February 14.

Dehumanisation breeds violent men

Geoff Dawe, Uki. Violent men do not just appear out of thin air. They are made. If boys are raised inhumanly, they will act inhumanly as men.

Women rise and dance to end violence

Scores of women young and old celebrated V Day at dawn on Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Valentine’s Day in an event aimed to end violence against women and girls. WATCH VIDEO

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.