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Greens Adam Guise to join ‘progressive’ Lismore council

Greens candidate Adam Guise has been elected to one of the final positions on the Lismore City Council, meaning that Lismore's new mayor Isaac Smith will lead a majority of so-called progressives.

Smith the mayor of Lismore, as Wright retains Ballina

Country Labor's Isaac Smith is the new mayor of Lismore after defeating Greg Bennett, a member of the Shooters and Fishers Party. Meanwhile, David Wright has been re-elected mayor of Ballina by a margin of 1,254 votes ahead of former Greens councillor and now independent Jeff Johnson.

Lismore still waiting to know who is mayor

UPDATE: The Lismore mayoral vote will not continue today but instead will resume in the morning. The returning officer in charge of the Lismore election...

Simon Richardson set for second term as Byron’s mayor

Byron Greens mayor Simon Richardson has been entrusted with a second term after almost half of the shire's voters gave him their first preference. But things are not so clear-cut in neighbouring Lismore and Ballina.

Lismore City Council election 2016 – candidate profiles

These candidate profiles feature the leader of groups, independents and mayoral candidates and are written by the candidates themselves and are provided here as a service to our readers.

Which candidates support fluoride in your electorate?

Anti-fluoride campaigners are calling on voters to consider which of their council candidates support the ongoing fluoridation of water supplies in Ballina and Lismore electorates.

Don’t forget to vote for your new council on Saturday

The 2016 Local Government Election is on this Saturday for all councils in the northern rivers area except for the Tweed. Voting is compulsory for all people enrolled in the Ballina, Byron and Lismore electorates and fines do apply for not voting.

Lismore mayoral candidate vows to bully his ‘stalkers’

Lismore mayoral candidate Big Rob used his radio segment on Richmond Valley Radio last night to warn some of his critics that he would bully them next week by targeting them and the businesses they work for.

Lismore’s positive momentum at risk

Cr Simon Clough, deputy mayor, Lismore City Council Councillor Greg Bennett of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and a climate change sceptic has made...

Train supporters welcome council candidates’ support

A northern rivers group lobbying to have the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line reopened has welcomed support from a number of candidates in the upcoming local government election.

Vote for sensible development in Lismore

Cr Simon Clough, Deputy Mayor and leader of Our Sustainable Future, Lismore City Council In the last four years with a majority of progressive councillors Lismore...

Fluoride still a divisive issue in Lismore election

The deep divide in the community over water fluoridation has been reflected in replies to a questionnaire from Fluoride Free Northern Rivers to all Lismore City Council mayoral candidates.

Council pre-polling stations open

Ballina, Byron and Lismore residents can now cast their vote in the upcoming council elections, with pre-polling stations across the three LGAs opening yesterday. Tweed shire residents will have to wait a little longer.

Lismore mayoral contenders provide drama to race

The Lismore mayoral race is providing plenty of drama, with one candidate booted from a Lismore market at the weekend, while another is refusing to attend a meet the candidates night at Nimbin because of ‘rumours’ he would be attacked by ‘ferals’.

Call for council candidates to support return of rail

The Northern Rivers Railway Action Group (NRRAG) is calling on candidates in north coast council elections to announce their position on the reinstatement of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line.

Six in the race to replace Jenny Dowell as Lismore’s next mayor

Five current Lismore City councillors plus a rank outsider are in the running to be the next mayor of Lismore.

Our Sustainable Future party announces candidates

Our Sustainable Future, a Northern Rivers based local government party, has announced their ticket for the upcoming Lismore City Council elections.

Greens announce candidates for Lismore council elections

The Northern Rivers Greens have announced their candidates for the Lismore City Council elections, which will be held on 10 September 2016.

Report shows hit to land values from CSG

Land values across the NSW north coast and elsewhere will be hit hard if the coal-seam gas (CSG) industry is allowed to develop, a new Productivity Commission report has warned.

New govt must support fairer and more caring society

Jan Barham, MLC. The re-elected coalition government must adopt a more caring and strategic approach with a priority focus on housing and community services for areas of high vulnerability and disadvantage such as the north coast.

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible at night. Wear high visibility...