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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.

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Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Stories about "West Papua":

Byron fundraiser to benefit orphans of West Papua

A music and dance event tomorrow (Saturday) at Ewingsdale Hall has been organised to help the ‘forgotten orphans’ of West Papua, with all proceeds set to benefit the thousands of young traumatised children affected by the Indonesian military occupation.

Free West Papua moomoo feast

Supporting the free West Papuan liberation movement, Australia's closest neighbour, Sunforest organic farm is hosting a traditional moomoo pig feast this Saturday. Come and enjoy the feast and find out more.

Incarcerated in West Papua, my son endured a six-month ordeal

Susan Skyvington Before gaining independence in 1999, East Timor endured 24 years of brutal suffering under Indonesian occupation. Are we aware, do we care that...

The ignored plight of West Papua

December 1, 2016 should be a celebration for West Papuan independence. Instead, the day will mark 55 years of what should have been a sovereign nation; 19 days after the Dutch left their colony, Indonesia invaded and have occupied ever since.

Byron screening of film to highlight plight of West Papua

A group of surfers travelled to West Papua looking for waves and adventure but instead found the country’s people living under a brutal regime. Their story is the subject of a film that will screen at Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay on Friday night, for one showing only.

An open letter to the people of West Papua

Wa wa wa wa. We have recently been discussing your ongoing courageous struggle to liberate yourselves from more than 100 years of occupation, first by the...

Ongoing genocide in West Papua ignored by the world

Craig Moore, Stroud, NSW. Indigenous West Papuans face daily surveillance and intimidation by the Indonesian military and police, and many report living in constant fear. Thousands have been killed, detained and tortured since 1963. I

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...