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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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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...

Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore...

Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

Response to Ian Cohen and Paul Jones

I am proud to be running as Labor’s mayoral candidate for Byron Shire, with a great team that comes...

Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin...

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Murwillumbah school amalgamation not a land grab says Provest

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has responded to claims by Federal Labor MP Justine Elliot claiming that the school amalgamation from four to one in Murwillumbah is a cost cutting exercise as ‘just plain wrong’ and ‘malicious’.

Provest’s political point-scoring

Lynn Dickinson, Pottsville According to the NSW Government website, ‘under Section 220 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) a council is a body corporate. ...

Accusations heat up over Tweed Hospital site

The debate over the process and final location of the new Tweed Hospital site continues as the Nationals and Labor accuse each other of putting politics before the people.

More police needed, say Labor

A petition by NSW Labor calling for more police for the Tweed was launched last week, and follows on from previous sparring by Labor and the Nationals over policing numbers in the region.

New Tweed hospital meeting delayed as community feedback sought

Reports by the Gold Coast Bulletin that there would be security guards at the next public meeting regarding the site of the Tweed Valley Hospital prompted a scathing response from NSW Shadow Health Minister Walt Secord yesterday.

Support for drug addicted youth

The Buttery has received $257,000 to assist young people aged 10 to 19 with drug and alcohol problems to help them get earlier access to treatment.

Calls to release information on for sites considered for the Tweed Valley Hospital

The Greens are keeping up the pressure to release information on all the sites considered for the Tweed Valley Hospital after community raises concerns regarding selected site.

MP George promises meeting with Upton over illegal logging

Following the illegal logging that has taken place near Limpinwood representatives of several community organisations met on Monday with Thomas George, MP, at his Lismore offices to discuss the future of logging in native forests.

Protect koalas and world heritage site this Thursday

A demonstration has been sparked for this Thursday by the destruction of high value forest and koala habitat through illegal logging and road building in Environment Protection Zones (EPZ) near Limpinwood, between Chillingham and Tyalgum.

Women and kids seeking refuge ‘never had it so good’

National and Liberal MPs who stood by as a 30-year-old award-winning domestic violence service in Tweed Heads was axed were referred to as ‘dogs’ during an angry NSW parliamentary debate on March 9.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

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.