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The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

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Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to...

Issue dividing the community

This bitter division in the Northern Rivers community regarding trains on our tracks or the rail trail could’ve been...

Cr Cadwallader ready to backflip on the dam?

So it was all one giant attention grabbing scare campaign about drinking piss and draining aquifers. In her interview with...

Vote for community

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

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Second man charged over alleged armed robbery at Evans Head

A man will face Kempsey Local Court today, the second charged following investigations into an armed robbery that occurred on the state’s Far North Coast last year.

Residents want regulation for Airbnb and holiday letting

The impact on local communities of short term holiday letting on platforms like Airbnb has come under the microscope in northern NSW with a recent study clearly identifying a need for regulation.

Man charged with murder following death of man at correctional centre – Mid North Coast 

An inmate has been charged with murder following the death of another inmate at a correctional centre on the Mid North Coast earlier this month.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore is twinned with towns in...

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.