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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Byron’s new estate

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

Voting options on paid parking

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

World record-breaking sailor takes out SCU’s Alumnus of the Year Award

If you’re seeking a bit of inspiration in your life, look no further than Southern Cross University’s Alumnus of the Year, Lisa Blair.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

Stories about "Heritage Lighthouse of the Year":

Cape Byron’s lighthouse shines the brightest in 2021

It winks at us from dusk till dawn, we walk to it for exercise and the view, and it’s a must-do destination for visitors, particularly during the annual whale migration, but Cape Byron’s Lighthouse is also still an aid to navigation.

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.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...