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Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

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Experience counts

I have been advised by someone in the know that it is not wise to cast your vote for...

Pryce Allsop seeks reelection for Tweed Council

Cr Pryce Allsop was a Conservative member of the previous Tweed Shire Council and hails from Murwillumbah.

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Serious assault charges – Coffs Harbour

NSW Police say that four men will face court today charged following an alleged serious assault of a man on the state’s mid-north coast over the weekend.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about...

Stories about "immigration detention of children":

Minister must release children from detention

Professor Nicholas Talley, Associate Professor Karen Zwi. Earlier this week the minister acknowledged publicly that the harsh conditions on Nauru and Christmas Island were ‘stopping more children coming on the boats’. This admission that the health and well being of hundreds of innocent children is being sacrificed is unacceptable.

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 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

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.

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.