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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...

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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...

Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Stories about "Andrew Peacock":

Thus spake Mungo: A Liberal fairy story

This is a story about a man destined to be prime minister – a Liberal leader from Central Casting. His indulgent father provided him with the best schooling money could buy. He went on to university, where he developed both a taste and a talent for politics.

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.

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.