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Growing number of dogs

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

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Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

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CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

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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.

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Rescue tower one step closer

Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. A huge congratulations to our local State MP Tamara Smith for helping to facilitate extra state government contributions for our long awaited replacement Marine Rescue Tower.

Ballina’s marine rescue tower gets the green light

Ballina is set to build a new marine rescue tower after more than $400,000 funding was secured for a replacement building this week.

Ballina’s old marine watchtower closes down

Ballina’s ‘leaning tower’ for marine rescue operations will be closed from Monday after it was declared dangerous to volunteers, while mayor David Wright has pleaded with the state premier to urgently fund a long-planned replacement building.

Labor trumps Nats on Marine Rescue tower funding

A Labor state government would commit $1 million towards the construction of a new Marine Rescue tower for Ballina, double what the National Party has offered if returned to power.

Gloves off in north coast election campaign

The heat in the NSW election campaign has ratcheted up a notch on the north coast with Labor calling the Nationals’ promise to partially fund the Ballina marine tower ‘too little too late’ and the Greens accusing Labor of being ‘divided’ over the rail trial.

Ballina marine tower project receives state funds

Ballina has moved a step closer to having a new marine rescue tower. Retiring Ballina MP Don Page yesterday announced $550,000 funding from the state government after an earlier application for funds was refused.

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...

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.