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How to exercise more voting rights in council elections

Being a property owner in NSW isn’t just a financial advantage, it also means you have more rights to vote than non-property owners.

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Save Broken Head

Jan Barham, Broken Head Broken Head is precious but fragile. Again, it’s under threat and it’s urgent to act now....

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Water outage in Ballina this Thursday

Residents on Crane and Owen Streets in Ballina are advised of a planned water outage this Thursday May 13.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Cartoon Gary Cavanagh – Instagram: @gary_cavanagh.

Echo letters – it’s a matter of opinion

Following complaints from two readers regarding the not printing of letters enough the Palestinian/Israeli conflict The Echo would like to highlight that we run letters on a multitude of issues – including the Palestine/Israel conflict.

As there is limited space in the paper; as a local newspaper, local issues take precedence. Also, at times we will take a break from publishing letters on some issues including the Palestine/Israel conflicts.

The decision on what to publish depends on space, number of letters, and the whims of the Letters Editor on a week to week basis. Letters Editor Aslan Shand.


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Power outage in Byron Shire

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Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

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