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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Election week sees Vanessa Ekins doing her blocky

Enjoying a few precious minutes break in an election week is a real luxury and Lismore mayoral candidate and current Mayor Vanessa Ekins managed to fit an Echo interview in between her TAFE Auslan course and the pre-poll station on Woodlark Street.

Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin...

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Where is agriculture going in the Northern Rivers?

As the climate emergency bites, and the population grows, farmers are becoming more innovative than ever. The passion and imagination of the Northern Rivers agricultural sector makes this a place to watch.

Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years....

December 16, 2015

Issue 30.27

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: By the Sea

At the end of The Hours (2002), when Our Nicole, as Virginia Woolf, walked into the River Ouse with her pockets full of stones to make her sink, I’m afraid I was barracking for the river. Similarly, only halfway...


Ben’s all for all abilities

Next year the Suffolk Park Football Club will be kicking off an exciting new program, the Northern Rivers All Abilities Football Program.


Money in the Banff

When Brisbane-based Benjamin Forbes, aka BANFF former frontman of Little Casino, stepped away from the band environment it was to pursue his passion for songwriting and to find a voice unfettered by the influences of others. ‘It was new territory...


When the hits Reyne down

The music of Australian Crawl is like a summer soundtrack for the 80s and 90s. When you hear songs such as Boys Light Up, Errol, or Reckless, it’s like a portal back through time. James Reyne fronted the band and...


Music Roundup – Thursday 17 December, 2015

You got the fever Boogie Fever is coming to The Bangalow Bowlo this Saturday for the annual Bay FM Christmas Discotheque. Doors and dancefloor open from 6pm till midnight for six hours of pure disco and funk hits. Six of...


Cinema Review: The Night Before

The thing about Seth Rogen is that, every once in a while, you can see a really gifted comic. Early in this he finds himself being quizzed about his Jewishness by a couple of very strange-looking girl twins. ‘You...


Country Cup secured for Far North Coast Branch

After two days of intense competition at the 2015 Interbranch Carnival at Cape Hawke, Forster, the Far North Coast’s best surf athletes could afford to relax.


Elements resort seeks to redesign approved cabins, roads

Managers of the soon-to-be-opened $100m Elements Of Byron resort have played down fears that a DA modification – now extended for public submission – significantly expands existing floor space for 96 of its 193 cabins.


The show must go on, without excuse!

There's an old theatrical saying to performers about to go onstage: 'break a leg'. But the lead character and acrobat in a new acrobatic show to be held at Circus Arts HQ has actually broken her foot.


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 16 December, 2015

Stories in the library Celebrate the joy, wonder and simplicity of a nature-filled Christmas this year with Australian Christmas stories and songs on Monday at the Mullumbimby Library (10.30am) and Brunswick Heads Library (2.30pm). Join storyteller and musician Annie Bryant...


French honour bestowed upon WWII veteran

Retired veteran Rob Jenkins, who now lives in Mullumbimby, will soon be awarded the French Legion of Honour for his services to France during World War II.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap box: Man shall not live by breadboard alone

What’s with the elevation of the breadboard to the status of a plate? I have a hint for trendy restaurateurs who seek to hipsterfy their service with chunky artisanal-styled food presentation. The true purpose for a breadboard is in...


Enova Energy just $50,000 short of launch target

Start-up north coast renewable energy retailer Enova says, with its share deadline looming, it has almost met its major capital milestone of $3 million required to operate.


Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...