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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Be part of the 2023 Tweed Seniors Festival

Tweed Council is inviting organisations across the Tweed to be part of the NSW Seniors Festival 2023 by holding a special events during the annual celebration.

Vegetation key to minimising landslip risk

The impacts of landslides have been a little lost in the conversations around the devastating floods that took place in the Northern Rivers in February and March this year, but it is essential that we recognise the impact they have had, and will continue to have.

Police investigate pedestrian death at Burleigh Heads

The Queensland Police forensic crash unit is investigating after a pedestrian died at Burleigh Heads overnight (November 20).

Where is the love?

Driving past our new-ish Hollywood-inspired ‘LOVE’ sign on the way into Mullum had me reflect on the reality that...

Two further teens charged over Ballina/Evans Head assaults

Police have charged a further two people as part of ongoing investigations into a spate of alleged assaults and robberies in Evans Head and Ballina.

Byron Council to ‘draw a line’ under Broken Head development

Byron Shire Council Mayor, Michael Lyon, will attempt to have a large part of the Linnaeus Estate given a new Environmental Living zoning in a bid to prevent further applications for development there.

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Ballina’s new mayor ‘humbled and honoured’

With almost 59% of the vote after preferences were distributed, Ballina's new mayor is long-serving Councillor Sharon Cadwallader.

State of the count in Ballina

Ballina local government area residents won't know the exact makeup of their new council until next week, when preferences are distributed, but the general shape is looking clearer.

Ballina mayoral candidate calls for tighter holiday letting rules

Byron’s status as the only shire exempt from NSW holiday letting regulations could be under threat as a declared housing crisis on the Northern Rivers continues.

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Independent councillor brings Dunoon Dam into Ballina mayoral campaign

‘I think I’ve done my apprenticeship,’ independent Ballina Shire Councillor Sharon Cadwallader says after seventeen years in the role and announcing her intention to run for mayor.

Former Greens councillor to run for Ballina Mayor

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has confirmed he’ll be running for mayor in September’s local government elections.

Everyone in this photo voted for the very first time this year

I love the smell of an election in the morning… not! I don’t get politics. I just don’t. Okay? I don’t understand the mechanics or...

Vote for cohesion not tribalism

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park Thank you to those Byron Shire Council candidates who made themselves available to public questions recently at the Byron Community Centre....

Two camps vying for control of Tweed council

The Tweed Shire Council election is once again shaping up as a battle between progressives and conservatives for control of the seven-seat council.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...