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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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Worried about COVID vaccine adverse effects? Here’s what’s happening each week

A breakdown of the weekly vaccine-side effects report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

No blank cheques

Since the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its damming ‘code-red’ report on the impending climate emergency...

Creatives feature in Lismore plan

Creative industries, climate resilience, building more homes and supporting a flourishing food sector are all aspirations within a 15-year vision for Lismore.

West Ballina and Chinderah casual contact COVID locations

Two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have transited through the Northern Rivers this week with casual contact sites at both West Ballina and Chinderah.

Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Local RFS recruits getting hands on during training

The RFS is back on track training new recruits for the Rural Fire Service (RFS) as they prepare for the next fire season.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Yelgun festival site unveils its plans

North Byron Parklands (NBP) management say that 51 people braved the heat and attended the Parklands community information meeting and Q&A on Sunday afternoon.

Yelgun is not Byron Bay…

Angela McDermott, Suffolk Park. Dear Falls Festival, when are you going to stop calling Yelgun, Byron Bay?

Splendour beds into new home

http://youtu.be/dvCvLlMX-ko Video Sharon Shostak   Story Luis Feliu Splendour In The Grass organisers have promised to iron out the kinks for next year after some teething problems including...

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.