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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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Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

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.

NSW public schools to strike December 7 

The president of the NSW Teachers Federation announced on Saturday morning that NSW public school teachers and principals will go on strike one day next week.

Voting options on paid parking

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

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

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Let’s Talk: Women in Politics on Wednesday

Byron Bay is Let’s Talk: Women in Politics is bringing together local and national female politicians to share their stories, insights and perspectives on why Australian women are still largely underrepresented in politics.

ANZAC Day with a difference in Lismore

The Northern Rivers peace group ‘Remembering and Healing’ (RaH), now in its twelfth year, is organising two public events for ANZAC Day to remember the suffering war brings on all sides, and to make a strong commitment to peace and non-violence.

Jenny Dowell awarded Order of Australia

Former Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell now has three more letters to go after her name after being awarded the Order of Australian in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. She is joined on the list by a range of local figures, from a doctor to a snooker player.

Muslim and non-Muslim talk packs Lismore hall

A Lismore Women’s Festival event held last Thursday, focusing on Muslim and non-Muslim women coming together, packed out the venue where it was held.

Community ‘thank you’ for Jenny Dowell planned

Residents of the Northern Rivers will have the opportunity to say a personal 'thank you' to outgoing Lismore mayor, Jenny Dowell at a special function to be held at Lismore City Hall next month.

Thank you Jenny

With the local election looming, Mayor Jenny Dowell can look forward to some R&R after eight years at Lismore Council's helm.

In Glue and Dust they Trust

The Lismore Gallery was bursting at the seams last Friday evening when two shows were launched – Amanda Bromfield's Damned Whores and God's Police and the long awaited Geoff Hannah & Students In Glue and Dust We Trust.

Proposed Lismore gallery gets $500,000 donation

Even in death, artist Margaret Olley is supporting a new art gallery for her home-town of Lismore. The Margaret Olley Foundation has pledged $500,000 towards a proposed new regional art gallery for Lismore, four times more than the state government is stumping up.

Naked portrait at Lismore opening offends Facebook

Lismore’s mayor Jenny Dowell was told her Facebook account would be shut down after she posted an image featuring a survivor of bowel cancer. An Echo drudge has also been banned for reposting the image yesterday.

Signs for new highway signs ‘confusing visitors’

Inadequate signs, or lack of them, along the newly-opened Tintenbar to Ewingsdale section of the Pacific Highway has been blamed for confusing motorists heading to hinterland villages.

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.