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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Stories about "Federal election 2019":

Editorial: The age of deep fake

As the dust settles from May 18, the first casualty from the federal election appears political polling following anger and confusion at the misleading federal election prediction.

How Murdoch and the miners screwed us yet again

Let’s get a few numbers straight first: this was not a landslide or a blowout and the people of Australia did not fall in line behind the grinning salesman Scott Morrison...

Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition

The Echo’s front cover last week went down somewhat better than the election results for many and we’ve had plenty of questions about the...

Page candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the seven candidates for the May 18 election are as follows.

Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.

Richmond candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the eight candidates for the May 18 election are as follows. There was no reply from Morgan Cox (Christian Democratic Party...

Nats candidate embroiled in eligibility fiasco

The eligibility of Nationals federal candidate Matthew Fraser has come under question after sitting MP Justine Elliot (Labor) provided evidence that he has a...

Climate protesters to hit the streets on election day

Members of Extinction Rebellion Byron Bay will take to the streets of Mullumbimby this Saturday to urge locals to think about the survival of the planet when casting their vote in the Federal Election.

Is Elliot loosing the essential swinging voter in Richmond?

Labor's proposal to support fracking in the Northern Territory is highlighting the risk for many locals of voting for Labor over the Greens in a seat like Richmond where there is a real chance of The Greens winning the seat.

Lismore forum calls on government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart

Could you pay your rent and bills, buy food and try look for work or training on $40 a day? ACOSS are in Lismore on Friday and are asking you to join them at their forum to raise your voice for Raising the Rate of government support for job seekers on Newstart.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.