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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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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...

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.

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.

James McKenzie runs for Tweed Shire Council

James McKenzie is running as an ungrouped candidate running in the upcoming Tweed Council election and is from Eungella.

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.

Lismore Council elections

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

Stories about "cats":

Lucky kittens use up first of nine lives in bonfire

This week Pets for Life Animal Shelter Inc. at Billinudgel took three tiny kittens into foster care. The kittens, who are just four-weeks-old, were...

Keeping cats and dogs safe on New Year’s Eve

It’s that time of year again, when fireworks light up our skies and PETA renews its calls to councils all over the country to switch to silent shows. 

RSPCA NSW welcomes push for tougher penalties

The RSPCA NSW say they welcome yesterday’s announcement of the push for tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences in New South Wales.

How important are our fur and feather babies?

Pets are loving the pandemic. Have their pet humans home all the time is a lifestyle they are enjoying in a symbiotic plus for all earthlings concerned – but, not all pets or humans have it so good.

Tweed pound’s temporary digs before forever home

There’s good news for pooches and cats as the Tweed Shire Council's Animal Pound gets set to move to a brand new facility in about two years time.

Pets are a mental health win-win

During this Mental Health Month it’s a good time to be reminded of the benefits of owning a pet.

Tweed launches campaign to keep cats indoors

Tweed Shire Council’s Love Cats Love Wildlife community survey has been extended to 27 November to allow more people to provide their input.

Save wildlife, keep cats indoors

Kevin Evans and Dr Oisín Sweeney, Nationals Parks Association of NSW. The National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) welcomes Threatened Species Commissioner Gregory Andrew’s call to keep cats indoors to protect wildlife.

Cats taking toll on Tweed fauna

Tweed shire councillors have been urged to look at minimising the impact of domestic, stray and feral cats which are decimating native fauna in the shire and across the state.

Feral cats cause problems too

Vicki Brooke, Eureka. We don’t hear much about feral cats these days: roaming packs of wild dogs grab attention due to the obvious havoc they wreak, but the damage done by cats is insidious.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.