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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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Southern Cross University awarded almost $2 million for innovative research

Southern Cross University has received more than $1.94 million in government funding for innovative research at the institution.

Cartoon of the week – 12 January, 2022

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

776 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

There’s no shortage of positive COVID-19 cases in the Northern NSW Health District with the current count likely to be an underestimation of the numbers due to the overwhelmed testing capacity.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: RAT hunters

I’m out RAT hunting. I’ve been on the road for an hour checking for local infestations. My daughter’s at home...

Lismore Council votes in Cr Peter Colby as the new Deputy Mayor

The new Lismore Council met last night for the first time and one of the first orders of business was to elect a Deputy Mayor. The position will be held until September this year.

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 "youth depression":

A mum and daughter summit

Jaclyn Cunningham says she became passionate about creating the retreat after seeing ‘high rates of anxiety in teenage girls – this sense they needed to prove themselves.

Youth mental health tips for the holidays

Chris Tanti, CEO, Headspace. As we rapidly approach the end of the year it is a great time to reflect and express our gratitude for the good things – big and small – that have come our way in 2015.

Youth seeking help for depression doubles

The number of children seeking help for mental health problems has doubled since 1998, according to the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents survey. The...

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.