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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...

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Liberal candidate for Tweed Council James Owen seeks ‘for better outcomes for our community’

James Owen is a Liberal Party candidate from Casuarina who has served on the Tweed Shire Council for five...

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Former Byron Mayor talks about the ‘Green challenge’

It’s not easy being green, it never has been, but we are proud of our long-term commitment to Greens...

Lismore airport supported by community?

I am writing in response to your article, ‘Lismore airport supported by community’. First of all, the Lismore airport is...

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.

Candidates against the train

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

Stories about "Crowdfunding":

Youth service resorts to crowd funding as govts reduce services

For 26 years, Byron Youth Service has run programs, courses, events and activities which have nurtured talent and provided life skills for young people. But funding cuts by both state and federal governments now threaten their ability to provide these services.

Mullumbimby filmmaker seeks ‘record amount’ from crowdsourcing

  Mullumbimby-based Trevor Keightley,  a producer and director at Under The Sun Media with several documentaries to his credit, is looking ‘to make Australian film...

Miss Amber and Stukulele appeal to the crowd

http://youtu.be/9K3pRzQE91g Now hailing from Mullumbimby, ex-Sydney drummer Stu Eadie (Karma County, Whitlams, Clouds) was converted to the uke when given a half-decent Samich Concert for...

Li’l Fi raises the bucks

Crowdfunding platforms are providing artists and musicians around the world with a unique way to self-actualise a project.

Sacred song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQszjCTJqKg Mandy Nolan Local singer/songwriter Mel Dobra is calling on the universe to help her fund the release of her first album. With an album fundraiser...

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.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

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.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.