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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Sale of St Oswald’s

To my utter disbelief the Grafton Diocese has decided it should sell the St Oswald’s church building and land....

The no-dam business case

There are groups standing for election next Saturday who are composed mainly of high profile business people. Many people...

Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

October 28, 2015

Issue 30.20

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In this Issue:

Mullum tennis finals on fire

Simon Haslam The finals of the Mullumbimby Tennis Club championships were held in glorious weather last weekend. The men’s finals revealed the strength of the top players with club coach, president and now club champion Steve Gort defeating up-and-coming Australian...

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Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

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Swim scary on Saturday

Mullumbimby Swim Club has announced a regional official swim meet to be held at the Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Pool Saturday 31 October 2015.

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Andrew’s rivers of black gold ready to flow

There’s a fertile revolution going on at Compost Central, located within Byron’s Industry Estate. Rich compost is bursting from old bathtubs, soil beds and compost bins. It’s full of microbes and teaming with worms.

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Markets and parking can co-exist: mayor

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson says a low-key car park at Byron Bay's Butler Street Reserve can go hand-in-hand with the regular markets held on the site. But a new group representing market stallholders is not convinced.

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New faces to grace Mullum Music Fest

Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship winners have been announced, with the prize being a 20-minute spot at the music festival and a one-on-one mentor session to work on their stagecraft and prepare them for the gig.

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The Witches of Brunswick

The Witches of Brunswick are brewing up a fair bit of mischief for Halloween, and everyone’s invited to be part of it on Saturday October 31 from 4pm to 9pm at Brunswick Heads Public School.

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Loving Byron at Byron

Spring may be the time when a young man’s thoughts turn to love, but October is the time I start to plan our wedding anniversary. One of our young children, born of a swift romance, came to the wedding...

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The Best Exotic Indian in Billinudgel!

If you build it they will come. And come they do, to Billinudgel for a delightful Indian taste sensation. The sign at the door of Billi’s Indian Restaurant urges patrons to ‘please book in advance’, and I can see why....

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On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...