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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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Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

Govt delays action on holiday letting

The desperately-needed 90-day cap on un-hosted holiday letting promised to Byron locals by the State Government has become ensnared in a web of departmental obstructions and delays.

Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021 reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the pandemic.

Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Bullshit detectors needed

Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic...

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

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Tweed Council reverses 10-storey height limit for Cobaki

Tweed Shire Councillors have rescinded a motion passed in December that would have allowed for developments up to 10 storeys at Leda’s Cobaki Lakes development.

Labor sides with Liberal/National party to support 10 storey development in Tweed

Labor councillor Reece Byrnes sided with Liberal and National councillors for the developer LEDA Manorstead Pty Ltd to extend the Cobaki Lake development modification to up to 10 storeys.

Off-roaders warned off Cobaki Estate

Tweed/Byron LAC police are threatening to start handing out fines to people trespassing on the Cobaki Estate after they say a group of trail bikers and RV users caused damage to property and survey markers at the development site.

Greens launch campaign to save Cobaki as DA approved

Greens candidate Dawn Walker and former leader Bob Brown yesterday launched an initiative to protect the Cobaki and Terranora broadwaters, the same day approval was granted for a nearby housing development.

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...