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The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Ballina council staff call for waste reduction project funding

Ballina Shire Council staff have drafted a new policy allowing for the funding of new projects tackling waste reduction in the shire.

Appeal to locate man missing from Lismore area

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Lismore area.

Star City Casino fine should go to most vulnerable: Community Foundation

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF), has joined with seven other Community Foundations from across the state to call on the NSW Premier to use the money from the Star Sydney Casino fine to help vulnerable communities.

Inaugural Kingscliff Public School Art Show success

A great night was had by all at the inaugural art show for Kingscliff Primary last Friday. All the students submitted work to the exhibition alongside art by local Bundjalung artist Steven Bekue.

Linda Reynolds – it is time to resign

There ought to be a second loser from the whole Bruce Lehrmann aborted trial fiasco – Western Australian Liberal Senator, Linda Reynolds. 

From Margaret River to Byron to save veterans

William ‘Will’ Burnett served in the RAAF for ten years in logistics and ended his career as a well-established physical training Instructor. After his discharge, on his return from the Middle East, his mental health declined and he struggled through the clinical health system.

Stories about "code of conduct":

Lismore Council’s dirty Code of Conduct laundry aired at final meeting

The Annual Code of Conduct Report for Lismore City Council is a document that Council receives and notes, about the behaviour of folk in Council. It’s a ‘who's been naughty' list, but, it also appears that the ‘code’ isn’t always honourable – or honest.

Byron mayor faces two code of conduct complaints

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended two code of conduct complaints against him over an alleged close association with an affordable-housing proposal, and pursuing – through compliance staff – a vocal critic of council and that affordable housing project.

Cr Wanchap’s secret conflict of interest revealed

Chris Dobney & Hans Lovejoy In February this year, Byron Shire Cr Rose Wanchap was censured for breaching council’s code of conduct after voting on...

Byron’s Code of Conduct inconsistent

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. I would like to thank the Echo for shining some light on the inconsistencies of Byron Shire Council's Code of Conduct (Echo 13/1). Having extensive personal experience of code play as a councillor and having advised Angela Dunlop, the volunteer in this matter, I feel there is more to be said.

Confusion over Byron code of conduct complaints

Hans Lovejoy Two recent cases involving code of  conduct complaints  at Byron Shire Council– one against a volunteer and one against a councillor – have...

Cr Byrne to be censured for misconduct over leak

Tweed shire Cr Carolyn Byrne has been found guilty of breaches in confidentiality and is to be formally censured for misconduct after an investigation found she had leaked confidential information to a group campaigning for the return of the sacked former general manager.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...