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Northern Rivers rental crisis worsens

Those advocating for people suffering from housing stress, homelessness, and poverty housing across the Northern Rivers region, say there is an urgent need for the federal government to invest in social housing.

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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...

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?

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years....

Corruption and waste

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

Stories about "granny flats":

How many backpackers can fit in a granny flat?

June McCormack, Byron Bay.  Because the council has approved a two-storey, five-bed five-bath house plus studio and pool to be built two metres away from...

Byron considers reimposing granny-flat fees

Byron Shire Council will consider waiving developer contribution fees for secondary dwellings or 'granny flats' at a workshop on the issue soon.

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.

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...