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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.

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Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

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...

World record-breaking sailor takes out SCU’s Alumnus of the Year Award

If you’re seeking a bit of inspiration in your life, look no further than Southern Cross University’s Alumnus of the Year, Lisa Blair.

Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

Gladys just doesn’t get it? Bullshit.

The rules are lost to the dark art of time, but when I was younger, we used to play a card game called ‘Bullshit’...

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Goodbye Bangalow

Fabulous, stylish, confident, middle-class and middle-aged, Bangalow is gone. Removed not by a cyclone, a bushfire or an act of god, but by an act of the RTA. You see, driving south there is no exit for Bangalow.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Binge the Cringe

Every single person has a cringe key. It’s the Achilles heel of annoyance. That one peculiar habit or nuance that brings you to your knees. It’s our little operational secret.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Carbs for caveman

Nutrition Newsflash: Caveman ate carbs. According to a new study in The Quarterly Review of Biology, the low carb interpretation of the paleolitic palate is all wrong. Caveman didn't just eat protein. Cave men and women also had a hankering for starchy goodness.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Never can say goodbye

How do you finish an email without sounding like a nong? For years I have been ending my emails with ‘cheers, Mandy’. I don’t...

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Hotel room from hell

At the ripe old age of 47 with 30 years of performing under my belt you’d think that when travelling for comedy gigs this middle-aged woman would be experiencing, at the very least, low levels of comfort.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

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...