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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Man charged over alleged home invasion – Kingscliff

A man faced court yesterday charged over an alleged home invasion in Kingscliff that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

Local wins Pan American BJJ Championship

Multiple times world champion and head coach of Jiu Jitsu at The Academy Byron Bay, Thalison Soares, is continuing his 2024 dominance on the world stage with a win at the prestigious Pan American Championship in Orlando, Florida in late March.

Has the state government responded effectively to the 2022 flood and other disasters? 

The NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSW RA) is under examination to look at how it has managed the response to the 2022 floods and other disasters.

Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

Sea Shepherd’s ocean protection looks to new horizons

Mention Sea Shepherd (SS) to most people, and it conjures up images of dramatic whaling boat collisions at sea.  

Earth Day message from Santos Organics: a reflection on our power to make a positive impact

‘As Earth Day approaches each year, our focus often centres on the urgent need for environmental action to address pressing issues like climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, especially with the threat of the proposed development on our local and sacred Wallum site right here in Brunswick Heads,’ says Jolene Ryan

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Dear meeting diary…

Rejoice, fair burghers of the Shire, for a teensy weensy bit more accountability has shot forth from the top end of Mullumbimby…

Lismore Council announces new GM

A new general manager has been announced for Lismore City Council – the fourth person in that role in less than two years.

Planning for Casino and Urban Growth

Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on two key strategic documents - the draft Richmond Valley Growth Management Strategy and Casino Place Plan.

An ‘awkward’ spotlight on Lismore Council over airport fees

The Lismore Council Mayor, General Manager and a councillor found themselves in an 'awkward' spotlight last night when the Matters Arising turned to the subject of the Airport Annualised Landing Fees.

Cr Ekins’ urgency motion regarding Lismore’s water meter reading and rates

At Tuesday evening's Lismore Council meeting, Cr Vanessa Ekins asked to move an urgency motion. It was a request for a report coming to the April meeting to outline the general water and sewer rate relief options for flood-affected properties, including any government assistance and implications for council's budget.

Lismore’s ‘change agent’ ready to roll

It's official – Lismore City Council has a new General Manager – again.

Mayor Krieg announces John Walker as Lismore Council’s new GM, but wait…

No one is surprised to hear tonight that Lismore City Councillors voted 6 to 4 to terminate the employment contract of the General Manager Michael Donnelly under the no-fault clause, effective immediately.

Lismore Council holds Extraordinary Meeting today

Since The Echo broke the news on Friday that Lismore Council will have a new general manager from tomorrow, the internet has been overflowing with comments about the proposed GM, John Walker.

New GM for Byron Community Centre

Byron Community Centre has appointed the former head of a sizeable fundraising and philanthropic organisation to be its new general manager.

Councillor speaks of the ‘declining standards in local governance’

By Cr Basil Cameron. Poorly considered comments from the departing general manager (GM) in a recent report to Council have rightly stirred up much discussion in our little democracy.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.