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What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

It was a big weekend of acrobatic feats at the National Circus Fest, held at the Mullum Showgrounds.

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Great waves on offer for the Evans Head Malibu Classic

The 30th annual Evans Head Malibu Classic was run last weekend with clean one metre-plus waves on offer right...

Lambruk Pantry

Simon Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a family-owned local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. If you’re...

Dreaming of Midsummer

Byron Ballet Company is currently preparing for one of the world’s most beloved ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Confessions of an Ugly Sister

I like myself. It’s taken a long time to realise that I’m okay; to stop measuring myself against benchmarks where I always come up short. Obviously not literally. I’m a tall person. Tall people are perceived as confident and powerful and capable. It’s how I see myself.

Bundjalung art market

This year the region’s favourite Art on Bundjalung Market is coming to Kyogle on Saturday 22 October. The event...

What drainage works can residents expect?

With a third La Niña now underway, The Echo asked Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway, what flood-affected residents can expect regarding drainage maintenance.

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Long term Tweed Councillor Katie Milne says goodbye

After 13 years on Tweed Shire Council, with five years as Mayor, Katie Milne has decided that she will not run in the upcoming council elections. Here she says farewell and reflects on her time representing her local community.

Prominent Tweed waterway ‘a big eyesore’

Tweed mayor Katie Milne says community input is needed to restore a prominent waterway at Banora Point and its wildlife, describing it as a 'terrible eyesore'.

Mayor Katie Milne: the Tweed’s best voice

The Tweed Shire Council election is just around the corner (September 10) which means the opportunity to elect even more ‘progressive’ Councilors is critical.

Tweed councillor’s expense-claim details ‘inadequate’

Tweed ratepayers will foot a bill of hundreds of dollars for travel claims by one of their councillors despite no details provided of where they went and for what.

Tweed mayor alleges developer defamed her

A defamation action by Tweed mayor Katie Milne against the Tweed's biggest developer was heard over several days in the Supreme Court in Sydney this week.

Tweed wants Pottsville school site to stay, for now

Tweed’s new mayor Katie Milne has welcomed council’s unanimous decision to knock back a contentious 65-lot subdivision for a site long earmarked for a high school for the fast growing Pottsville.

Tweed’s true colours brighten the outlook

Roma Newton, Kingscliff. The Tweed is Green… I have such high hopes for our food bowl to flourish and nourish, our flora and fauna to thrive and survive, and with Gary Bagnall at new mayor Katie Milne’s side, life is looking up for the Tweed shire.

Tweed elects its first Greens mayor

Tweed shire has its first Greens mayor after Cr Katie Milne’s name was drawn out of a box in a surprise election ballot earlier tonight (Thursday).

Tweed urged to cut CSG investments

Tweed Shire Council is being urged to lobby major banks the shire invests with to stop their support of the coal-seam gas (CSG) and fossil fuel industries.

Tweed urged to ban bird-killing balloons

Tweed Shire Council is being urged to address the growing issue of party balloons which are killing and injuring bird and marine life in the region.

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend.