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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

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.

Historical truth

Some people choose to rewrite history when it suits them. Former mayor Simon Richardson has been telling people that...

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

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Comment on flooding impacts in the north of Byron Shire

The impact of flooding on residents and businesses in Byron Shire is significant. The future development of business areas and residential housing will have a lasting impact on how flooding affects everyone, and this is your chance to comment.

Calls to focus on future proofing against flood

Byron Shire Council have received much-needed state government funds for a North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Study, questions have been raised as to whether preventive disaster preparation should be the focus of governments rather than simply disaster relief.

Ballina to examine flood mitigation options other than fill

Ballina Shire councillors have baulked at estimates that raising services, roads and land with fill could cost up to a billion dollars. Instead the council will examine other flood mitigation options such as levees, pumps and floodgates.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

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...