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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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The Light of Loving Kindness

‘May the light of the sun and moon of loving kindness and compassion permeate the entire world forever more, dispelling the darkness of the suffering of beings, and filling space with peace and happiness’ – Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche.

1,000 people attend BJJ tournament

Over 1,000 people flocked to Byron Bay on the weekend to either compete or spectate at one of Australia’s...

Tweed BMX freestyler wins national gold

Tweed-based BMX freestyler Will Spedding has backed up a state championship with a national title and is now set...

Hazards Near Me to include severe weather warnings

The NSW State Emergency Service has today launched the inclusion of severe weather warnings as part of the free Hazards Near Me NSW App and Hazard Watch.

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

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Tweed mayor condemns ‘senseless vandalism’ of trees

Tweed mayor Katie Milne has appealed to the community to help catch vandals who cut down trees in two areas of the shire and set fire to a new riverside planting recently.

Outrage over axing of rainforest trees at south Kingscliff

A spate of shocking tree vandalism on public land at South Kingscliff, including the chopping down of a mature littoral rainforest tuckerooro last week, has outraged Dunecare volunteers, locals and Tweed Shire Council which has been trying to deter the increasing destruction along the coast.

Police confirm two babies dead on February 11 in Mullumbimby

NSW Police have confirmed that at about 2am Sunday 11 February, emergency services were called to a home in Mullumbimby following reports of a concern for welfare.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Lorikeets on the mend as paralysis season eases

A poorly-understood phenomenon where lorikeets in the region becoming paralysed and unable to fly is thankfully coming to an end for 2024, says WIRES wildlife vet, Dr Tania Bishop.