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Lismore’s Australia Day Ambassadors

Ahead of the Australia Day celebrations Olympians Kaarle McCulloch and Kevin Chavez have been announced as Lismore’s 2022 Australia Day Ambassadors.

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Vale Craig Ruddy, passionate artist

Internationally acclaimed Archibald prize-winning artist, and revered icon of the Shire, Craig Ruddy, died suddenly last week, leaving a community in shock and mourning.

Northern Rivers closing in on 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases

There were 962 COVID positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the Northern NSW Health District in the 24 hours up to 8pm 11 January.

The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

An unexpected vote for two Rous representatives from Lismore Council

Last night the new Lismore City Council voted for two Councillors to represent Lismore on Rous County Council, even though the agenda was clear that Rous County Council voting had been excluded owing to the requirement for a minimum nomination period of 21 days.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 January, 2022

The Black Sorrows prolific and enduring Join Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows on their Livin Like Kings National Tour...

Queensland NSW border to open up this Saturday

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today (Thursday, 13 January) that the Queensland NSW border would no longer require a...

Stories about "Whites Beach":

Mates rescue man from surf at Broken Head

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a near drowning at Whites Beach, near Broken Head, on Sunday afternoon. Local resident Ian Cohen described the situation at the beach as a ‘disaster waiting to happen'.

Beachgoers cause mayhem on Seven Mile Beach Road

A sense that yesterday might be the last summery Sunday saw people heading to Byron beaches in droves. Among them were Byron’s ‘best-kept secrets’, Kings and Whites beaches on Seven Mile Beach Road.

Vandals blamed for missing signs that led to fines

A number of beachgoers who parked along Seven Mile Beach Road last week have told Echonetdaily they copped $248 fines despite their parking spots not being signposted.

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.