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Byron and Tweed Councils pursue housing project dreams

Long-held council dreams of new, affordable housing on public land in the Byron and Tweed Shires are closer to being realised, mayors say, with state and federal government support.

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Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

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

What is happening in our community is tragic

Esther Berkon of the Facebook group ‘Jews for Palestine Northern Rivers’ spoke at the Byron Council meeting under that...

David – ‘self-hating Jew’

I am overwhelmed by the vitriol hurled at the 'self-hating Jew' David Heilpern by the letter writers in last...

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek

Matthew Hartley’s concern about the Belongil Estuary (Letters, 20 January) is nothing more than a symbolic gesture to a doomed ecosystem.

Ecosystems are only relevant in the context of ten-thousand years or more. The Belongil Estuary has less than 100 years left before it is swallowed by the rising Pacific Ocean. The only realistic concern is the use of concrete, which will out-gas even more carbon dioxide before going under water.

Let’s not pretend that we are environmental warriors saving our precious coastal ecosystems, that would be a left wing reconstruction of reality equivalent to Trumpian propaganda.


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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.