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Elections 2012

Tweed candidates on CSG

Responses to a survey of candidates in the Tweed council elections have reflected a range of views on how to best combat the threat...

It’ll all be right on the night

David Lovejoy This local election has been a little like watching a classic play. You know the plot, but it’s still interesting to see how...

Vote early and vote often

Polling began early around the region with weekend workers taking advantage of the pre-polling centres to cast their vote without the crowds during the...

Lismore candidates on CSG

The group CSG Free Lismore conducted a survey of council candidates regarding their positions on coal-seam gas mining in the LGA and across the...

Make development sustainable say Greens

Massive developments approved for the Tweed could be improved and made more sustainable under a plan by the Greens for a special taskforce to...

Joanna Gardner – Tweed Candidate

1 Candidate details Name: Joanna Gardner Council: Tweed Shire Town/city: Byrrill Creek, Uki Number of years in shire/LGA: 30 Current councillor? No Clubs/sports/interests: Connecting with my environment: current coordinator of...

Robyn Hordern – Ballina Candidate

Candidate details Name: Robyn Hordern Council: Ballina Shire Council Town/city: BALLINA Number of years in shire/LGA: 30 years Current councillor? Yes If yes, how many years?: 4 Years Clubs/sports/interests: Walking Cycling...

Leyla Roberts – Ballina Candidate

Candidate Details Name: Leyla Roberts Council: Ballina Town/city: Meerschaum Vale Number of years in shire/LGA: 22 Current councillor? Y/N  No If yes, how many years?: Clubs/sports/interests: Dance. Music. Bushcare Are you a...

Byron candidates asked the hardest question of all

The question of who is backing Byron Shire Council candidates was originally posed by outgoing Greens councillor Tom Tabart. At a recent Suffolk Park meet-the-candidates...

Lismore council candidates show their stripes

Melissa Hargraves Koalas, coal-seam gas (CSG), council finances, the Local Environment Plan (LEP) and political affiliations were among the stronger concerns at Lismore’s well-attended meet-the-candidates...

Byron candidate meetings

As election time approaches, it’s time to consider your vote. On top of our excellent election coverage of all four shires, which continues in Echonetdaily...

Mungo MacCallum’s how-to-vote guide

General info about voting – DO IT! For starters it’s compulsory and more importantly it will have a very big impact on your life...

Phil Meehan – Ballina Candidate

1 Candidate details Name: Phil Meehan Council: Ballina Shire Town/city: Ballina Number of years in shire/LGA: 18 years Current councillor? No Clubs/sports/interests: Member Ballina Golf Club and Ballina Jockey Club....

Sue Meehan – Ballina Candidate

1 Candidate details Name: Sue Meehan Council: Ballina Shire Town/city: Ballina Number of years in shire/LGA: 4 years Current councillor? Yes If yes, how many years?: 4 Clubs/sports/interests: chair, Arts...

Councillors ‘excluded’ in new planning system

Luis Feliu Tweed Shire Council fears the state government’s overhaul of the planning system will threaten local representation by reducing the role of councillors in...

Mayoral candidates show their colours

Chris Dobney The starter’s gun has sounded and the 2012 council election race is off and running. In three of the four shires covered by Echonetdaily,...

Tweed poll draws 59 candidates

Luis Feliu The month-long campaign for the hotly contested seven councillor seats up for grabs on Tweed Shire Council officially kicked off yesterday with 59...

Former Tweed mayors bid for re-election

Luis Feliu Campaigning for the hotly contested Tweed Shire Council election starts in earnest this week with two former mayors throwing their hats into the...

Ballina locals express CSG fears

Luis Feliu The threat of coal-seam gas (CSG) mining on the north coast continues to draw big crowds to public meetings, with more than 350...

Amanda Gorr – Byron candidate

1 Candidate details Name: Amanda Gorr Council: Byron Shire Town/city: Tyagarah Number of years in shire/LGA: 2.5 Current councillor? No Clubs/sports/interests: Surfing, youth, cooking, reading, community, fashion, music. Are you a...

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.