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Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

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Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

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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...

Labor eyes Page in looming election battle

The battle for the seat of Page at the upcoming Federal election is shaping up as an intriguing one that will reveal much about the demographics and political landscape in Northern NSW.  

Hogan survives potential preselection challenge

Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) has been forced to defend his stance to move to the crossbenches after he faced a poential challenge to his preselection yesterday.

Hogan looking after own interests in sitting on crossbench: Greens

The Greens candidate for the seat has welcomed sitting National Party MP Kevin Hogan’s announcement that he will move to the crossbench if there is a leadership spill. But he has described it as a 'pragmatic' decision.

Lismore uni student takes a tilt at seat of Page

Local Green groups have endorsed Lismore-raised Casino resident Daniel Reid as their candidate for the seat of Page at the next federal election, which could be held as soon as August this year.

PM in Page promising funding for jobs

Jobs will again be the focus on the election trail as Malcolm Turnbull heads to the NSW north coast today, but this time with a $25 million pledge.

Candidates versus culture vultures at arts, media forum

The three main contenders for the seat of Page will face the scrutiny of arts lovers at a specially convened candidates’ forum next week.

Govt accused of cutting road, hospital funding

Activist group GetUp has accused the Coalition of gutting north coast hospital funding in the federal budget while Page Labor candidate Janelle Saffin said road funding has been slashed as well.

Hogan could be gone if he doesn’t support Gonski

A ReachTel survey conducted in Page on Tuesday night shows sitting Nationals MP Kevin Hogan in serious trouble, with ALP contender and former incumbent Janelle Saffin ahead by 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

Lismore activist named as Greens’ Page candidate

Despite her relative youth, Kudra Falla-Ricketts is well known in activist circles. As a 16-year-old schoolgirl in 2014, she played an April Fools prank issuing a fake press release announcing Metgasco was withdrawing from the northern rivers.

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...

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.