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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.
Big scores and tight bowling determine this season’s cricket grand finalists
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NSW Greens MP defends Nats smear
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Lismore candidate Vanessa Rosayro
With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.
‘After Disaster’ film and live concert, March 27
Working with kids from both The Pocket Primary and Upper Main Arm Primary in the aftermath of the 2022 floods, Janet Swain saw a need to support these kids, many of whom had experienced the full force of the floods and landslips, not once, but twice.
Not a ‘bonanza for developers and land bankers’ as local councils lose planning controls?
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment were quick to respond to the article ‘A bonanza for developers and land bankers?’ published on 21 March 2023 on The Echo online ‘to correct the inaccuracies contained in your article’.
Seat of Lismore has 1,000 new constituents after Electoral Commission redistribution
There are about 1,000 new constituents in the Byron Shire hinterland who at this Saturday’s election come into the Electorate of Lismore because of a NSW Electoral Commission redistribution.
Stories about "hospital waiting times":
Year-long wait for colonoscopy at Lismore Hospital
A 52-year-old West Ballina grandmother faces an anxious wait of up to a year to discover whether she has colon cancer after she was told by Lismore Base Hospital that was the earliest date she could expect to have a colonoscopy despite her sister having the condition.
Patients waiting too long at Ballina Hospital: ALP
Waiting times at Ballina Hospital’s emergency department are too long and the state government is to blame for ripping up to $3 billion in funding out of the health department, according to shadow health minister Walt Secord.
Hospital waiting times are improving
The average person attending Lismore Base Hospital will have to wait two hours 45 minutes to be seen, according to statistics for July to September released by the Bureau of Health Information this week.
Waiting times threaten patient recovery
Allied health services at hospitals around the region are at breaking point, according to the Health Services Union, with The Tweed Hospital among the worst hit.
Hospital waiting times improve – slightly
Emergency waiting times at crowded Lismore Base Hospital improved in the quarter to June 30, according to new statistics just released by the Bureau of Health Information.
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.