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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

Historical truth

Some people choose to rewrite history when it suits them. Former mayor Simon Richardson has been telling people that...

Response to Ian Cohen and Paul Jones

I am proud to be running as Labor’s mayoral candidate for Byron Shire, with a great team that comes...

Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search...

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

Not wedging

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

Stories about "border closure":

Border struggles

Gail Rundle, Mullumbimby The hard closure of the Queensland border is causing heartache and distress for the residents of the Northern Rivers. There is distressing news...

Queensland border to close Saturday

All of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been declared as hotspots by Queensland’s Chief Health Officer.

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

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.

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and writer. I wrote about this...