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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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Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

Not wedging

Though it may be puzzling to some, I am heartened to see that some of the candidates for the...

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Fake Greens

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

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Stories about "Ballina Fire Station":

Labor promises 24/7 fire station for Ballina

The NSW opposition has promised to recruit 20 full-time fire fighters to NSW Fire & Rescue Ballina and make Ballina Fire Station operational around the clock for the first time.

Ballina push for more police and firefighters

Permanent firefighters for Ballina and more police resources for Alstonville and Wardell are among motions to be considered by Ballina Shire Council tomorrow.

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...