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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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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...

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

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Geologist says Mt Warning is safe to climb

An engineering geologist with over 20 years specialising in landslide risk assessment says he has a strong belief that our National Parks and the natural wonders they hold should be available to all Australians.

Woman rescued after injuring leg on Wollumbin track

A second woman in two weeks has had to be rescued from the Wollumbin (Mount Warning) track after injuring her leg.

Female bushwalker winched off Wollumbin track

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Wollumbin (Mount Warning) track at lunchtime Monday after reports that a 40-year-old female walker had suffered a lower leg injury while descending the mountain.

Numinbah project restoring nature to former glory

Numinbah project restoring nature to former glory. A three-year project to restore 25 hectares of bushland on private land at Numinbah is entering its final stages, with plant diversity trebling in some areas.

Injured bushwalker rescued from Mt Warning

The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called upon to retrieve a 47-year-old female bushwalker on Saturday after she fell down the chain section of the track near the summit of Mount Warning (Wollumbin).

Warning after another Wollumbin rescue

Police have implored people wanting to climb Mount Warning (Wollumbin) to plan carefully and follow information signs after another two bushwalkers had to be rescued from the track at about 9pm on Friday (January 20).

Warning to Mount Warning climbers

People planning to climb Wollumbin (Mount Warning) are being urged to go prepared after two needless rescues took place over the Easter holidays.

Mt Warning ‘fouled by Bogans’

The northern rivers’ iconic Mount Warning, visited by more than 100,000 tourists each, is being fouled to a sickening extent, according to a local bushwalker.

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...