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When can you meet the Byron Council candidates?

The Council elections will be taking place on September 4 after a 12-month delay owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates are declaring their intentions to run, and meet the candidates events are being organised across the Shire.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Dr Nola Firth Greens candidate for Tweed

With the local council elections on the horizon, political candidates are making their moves in and out of the running and another Green is stepping down.

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Push to get more women into NSW local government

Women in Tweed Shire with an interest in running for council are invited to attend a free forum to be hosted later this month by the Australian Local Government Women's Association of NSW.

‘Cleva’ O’Reilly announces council tilt

President of Community Alliance for Byron Shire Association (CABS), Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly, has announced his intention to run in the next Council election, to be held September 12, 2020.

So you want to be a councillor/politician?

This document was written without fear or favour, by The Echo editor Hans Lovejoy for the politically curious who are considering a tilt at public...

Local juniors take solid steps on GromSearch pathway

Crystal Cylinders Our local junior surfers had solid finishes at the final event of the Rip Curl GromSearch series on the Sunshine Coast last week. 2016...

Ryce: Asian, sea breeze, ocean views, balcony, cocktails!

Story and photos S&S Haslam Refreshingly, the new Ryce restaurant near the beach in Jonson St, in the newly renovated Hog’s Breath site between The...

From the Mountain to the Market

By Ben Schmitz Working on the land is a great way to bio-energetically co-create with this incredible country we are so blessed to be a...

Exploding fun park election ad backfires

Stephanie Deane, secretary, Save JEBH Group.  Firstly, I uphold the Australian right to free speech and, secondly, I uphold the right of any newspaper as...

Let Cherry blossom in Tweed

Julie Boyd, Hastings Point, Group B Tweed council candidate This election is crucial for residents of the Tweed. It will set the scene for the...

Quarter of a century long enough for Polglase

Stephanie Deane, Group B Tweed Shire Council candidate This week residents of Tweed have the opportunity to change the face of council. It's no good...

More ethical councillors needed in Tweed

Stephen Lloyd, Murwillumbah.  The Tweed Shire Council election is coming with up a whole truckload of aspiring councillors and quite a few crackers. But when you...

Tweed Nats’ familiar tricks

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Shire Council candidate, Tweed Heads. Tweed Council currently has a Request for Offer (RFO) 2016217 titled expression of interest – licence to conduct a...

Wards not the answer says Tweed poll candidate

Neglect of community infrastructure is feeding growing calls for the introduction of a ward system for Tweed Shire Council, but that won't fix the problem, according to a candidate in the upcoming poll.

Kaye takes the plunge again in Tweed poll

Tweed Heads high-school teacher Kaye Sharples, who narrowly missed out on election to Tweed Shire Council four years ago, is hoping her neighbourhood group will this time make the grade.

Tweed council candidate slams Black Rocks decision

Tweed Shire Council candidate Michael McNamara has lashed out at councillors who voted to sign a five-year lease on a temporary site for the Pottsville Men's Shed at the Black Rocks Sports Field at its last meeting.

Nominations open for Tweed elections

Nominations have opened for candidates in the Tweed Shire Council election, which will be held on Saturday, October 29. The election, which was to have been held on September 10 was postponed after the death of candidate Ken Nicholson.

Five new faces on Byron Council

In a remarkable change to the local political climate, five new councillors have been voted on to Byron Shire Council.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising.