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Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

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Jobs for the boys? Mayoral candidates defend appointing former mentor to planning job

With former Greens mayor, Simon Richardson, having mentored both current mayoral candidates Cr Sarah Ndiaye and Mayor Michael Lyon, The Echo sought comment around their support/vote for his role on Northern Rivers Planning Panel.

Pottsville Tavern gets extended hours as Cr Owen dismisses objections

Pottsville Tavern again applied for extended hours for the tavern which was approved, despite local opposition, to extend opening hours from 10pm, by an hour, till 11pm Monday to Sunday. 

Is consciousness necessary?

As science progresses the magical, spiritual, perceptions of the world fall away into the garbage trucks that pass by...

Keep funky Mullum

In response to the comments of Ed Ahern in last week’s Echo. I would like to say that the...

A tribute to Brunswick Heads locals 

In a world saturated with carefully curated images geared toward personal brand building, a genuinely candid photo is a refreshing and beautiful thing.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Spoonful of Sugar Really Does Help The Medicine Go Down

Making people fat is big business. Just ask the sugar industry. Making people not fat is potentially even bigger.

Stories about "Brittany Higgins":

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Couching an Opinion

The Bruce Lehrmann and Brittany Higgins case was never about establishing whether or not Lehrmann raped Higgins. It was about Brittany. She was established as not ‘the perfect victim’ so we overlooked the blazingly obvious fact that Bruce Lehrmann was ‘the perfect perpetrator’. An entitled, compulsive wrecking ball of cocaine, $400 steaks, free rent and very very expensive massages.

The presumption of innocence dilemma

When someone is charged with an offence, and for whatever reason the trial does not proceed, the shout from every defence lawyer in the country is that they are ‘innocent’ as they have not been found guilty.  

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.