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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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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.

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

Stories about "Brunswick Heads":

Public access to Bruns foreshore reduced by Reflections, say residents

Brunswick Heads residents are concerned that the managers of the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park are failing to stick to a court-ordered plan for the park, resulting in a potential loss of public access to the precious Brunswick River foreshore.

Chamber crowdfunds Mullum defibrillators

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce is looking to install up to ten defibrillators in and around the town, and they are seeking community and business support for the project.

Alon protests against losing his unvaxxed teacher

An 11-year-old boy from Oceans Shores wants his unvaccinated teacher to be able to come back to his school at Brunswick Heads

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Vale Frank Mills OAM 26.5.1928 – 3.10.2021

Frank Mills was a natural raconteur. So it was no surprise when his family found a folder labelled The Story of Frank Mills.  It contained this story (which his granddaughter has slightly edited) and two poems, with the instructions: ‘Not to be read until I’m dead’

20 lot Community Title DA for Bruns

Eighteen three bedroom, and two, four bedroom dwellings are proposed in a DA before the public, for a 20 lot Community Title subdivision in Brunswick Heads.

Serving those less fortunate: Nan’s glasses recycle contribution recognised

Did you know your old glasses could have a new life anywhere in the world?

Ben’s poking in the pork barrel

Michele Grant, Convenor Foreshore Protection Group Looks like Ben Franklin has got his hands in the pork barrel again, spreading his largesse around the parklands of Brunswick...

Bruns foreshores benefits from NSW budget

Public funds have been allocated for projects in Brunswick Heads, earmarked in the recent NSW Budget.

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

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.