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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years....

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

Byron Inspector Greg Jago, Sergeant Brad Stewart of Tweed/Byron Licensing and Supt Starling. (Picture Jeff Dawson)
Byron Inspector Greg Jago, Sergeant Brad Stewart of Tweed/Byron Licensing and Supt Starling. (Picture Jeff Dawson)

Tweed Byron Local Area Command turned on the tea and the scones for the media in a meet-and-greet at the Tweed Heads police station last Tuesday with their new Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling, who was named NSW Police Leader of the Year in 2012 and awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2014 when the Lake Illawarra commander. Pictured above, from left, are Byron Inspector Greg Jago, Sergeant Brad Stewart of Tweed/Byron Licensing and Supt Starling. Photo Jeff Dawson

 

 


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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.