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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Realistic, local agendas!

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

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.

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Where is agriculture going in the Northern Rivers?

As the climate emergency bites, and the population grows, farmers are becoming more innovative than ever. The passion and imagination of the Northern Rivers agricultural sector makes this a place to watch.

Stories about "children and critical thinking":

Critiquing critical thinking in kids

Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Creek.   Australian Tutoring Association chief, Mohan Dhall , according to The Daily Telegraph, (6/10/16) says ‘in every single high school’ including top achievers ...

Children and critical thinking

Australian Tutoring Association chief, Mohan Dhall , according to The Daily Telegraph (6/10/16), says 'in every single high school’ including top achievers [children] were simply "regurgitating" answers based on templates and past exams'.

Growing number of dogs

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

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...