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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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Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

COVID weekend summary: Aquarius and a new Tweed case

The Northern NSW Local Health District is encouraging residents and visitors to Byron Bay to get tested for COVID-19, after being notified of a number of confirmed cases in the area during the last week.

Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

Stories about "Adani":

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Anti-Adani activists highlight role of MUFG’s investment in mine

Stop Adani activists were disrupting rail construction yesterday as they continue to highlight the dangers of the Adani (Barvus) Carmichael coal mine going ahead in a climate constrained world.

Penning has won right to see Adani’s case against him

Adani have been pursuing anti-Adani activist  Ben Pennings through courts since June 2020 and have had two failed attempts to ‘get court orders to raid Ben’s family home’ according to Mr Penning's lawyers, Marque Lawyers. 

Adani’s links to Myanmar military condemned

A report released on 30 March by the Australian Centre for International Justice revealed Adani has paid over $US50 million to the military-aligned Myanmar Economic Corporation to lease land for its Yangon International Terminal.

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani Group renamed the Abbot Point...

Bob Brown criticises Adani move to arrest journalist

Environmentalist Bob Brown has warned that Adani’s latest move to arrest an Indian journalist is designed to scare media away from investigating the company’s activity.

Adani’s rebirth as ‘Bravus’ won’t wipe slate clean say campaigners

Adani Australia has decided it is time for a name change to celebrate their tenth year in Australian of endeavouring to build the largest coal mine in Australia.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Activist uses ‘love on’ to stop Adani at Abbot Point

This morning Kyle Magee, 36, has stopped work at Adani’s Abbot Point coal terminal by walking into the port and locking himself to coal loading infrastructure.

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...