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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

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Spice it Up: consistently good Thai

Simon Haslam You have to be doing a lot of things right consistently to run a successful restaurant in different...

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.

More than a missed gig: cancelled Bluesfest 2021 equivalent to nearly 900 job losses

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says data analysis shows this year’s last-minute festival cancelation due to pandemic public health orders cost the Australian economy more than $225 million.

Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Local Labor MP replies to backflips on neg gearing, more tax cuts for wealthy

With the federal Labor Party’s recent backflip on stage three tax cuts and negative gearing reform, The Echo asked local Labor MP Justine Elliot how such polices align with Labor values, given this supports the Nationals and Liberals’ ideology of only helping the wealthy.

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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.

Lismore’s cultural future looks brighter with gallery boost

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell has welcomed federal funding of $2.85 million for the Lismore Quadrangle project, which will see the long-awaited Lismore Regional Gallery become a reality.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...