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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore
Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.
Saffin MP’s community election commitments
Sitting Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has announced election commitments aimed at what she says is making local communities safer, keeping public schools open, protecting our natural environment, and removing a costly regulation from one local government area.
Janelle’s four year road to the 2023 vote
Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Janelle Saffin's win in the seat of Lismore and with not a minute to celebrate, Saffin spoke to The Echo about the 2023 campaign.
Scientists call for urgent groundwater management
Groundwater provides almost one-third of the nation’s water and is worth more than $34 billion to the economy, but results from a recent major review have prompted scientists to call for urgent and better appraisal of groundwater and how we manage it.
Dr Leon Ankersmit looks at mining, and thermal waste incinerators in the Clarence
Dr Leon Ankersmit has stated that he supports the position of no mining in the Clarence catchment but has stopped short of signing the Clarence Catchment Alliance pledge to 'ban mining in the Clarence catchment.
New rugby joint venture rearing to go
The newly-formed joint venture that combines Bangalow and Byron Bay rugby teams is already paying dividends with big training...
NSW Greens MP defends Nats smear
NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has defended a political post on Facebook by Nationals candidate Josh Booyens. Booyens claims Smith...
Stories about "grafton ghosts":
Seagulls host NRRRL finals
Last Sunday saw the beginning of the end as the positions in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League finals were set in stone. The last of the semis was battled out on Stan Sercombe Oval in Murwillumbah as six teams scrambled for a place in the ultimate challenge of the 2013 season.
Red Devils bow out but young Giants battle on
Byron Bay’s topsy turvy NRRRL season came to a shuddering halt at Grafton’s Frank McGuren Field on Saturday.After imposing prop Chris Coleman had his jaw broken in the very first tackle of their elimination semi-final, the Red Devils never quite got into their stride as the Ghosts’ hard-nosed, percentage football carried them home by 22-6.
The NRRRL finals series begins
Elimination Semifinal Saturday at Crozier Field, Lismore 18s – Kyogle v Mullumbimby Reserve Grade – Murwillumbah v Casino First Grade – Marist Brothers v Byron Bay Qualifying Semifinal Sunday Kingsford...
Ballina’s ladder battle and Byron Shire’s derby
In the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition, things are getting warmer as the season draws closer to the finals. The Ballina Seagulls and the Grafton...
NSW state election
Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?
It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.
NSW state election
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
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Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
Rosebank’s Rainbow Temple referred to the Land & Environment Court
Lismore City Council say they have referred the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank to the Land & Environment Court after the owner repeatedly declined to submit a Development Application and associated documentation for the development.
Solé’s on a mission to help local dingoes
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A local advocate wants to tear down the myths about dingoes, and stop their treatment as wild dogs, which she says they are not.