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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore
Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.
Interview with Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson
Abounding with musical creativity, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion, Southern Avenue marries soul power and jam band liberation with gospel, blues and righteous R&B to craft their own timeless brand of American music. Seven spoke to Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson last week, in late winter Memphis, Tennessee…
Appeal to locate woman missing from Tweed Heads
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman, Kara Symington, missing from Tweed Heads since Tuesday.
Election 2023 – Tweed: Ronald McDonald
Ronald McDonald is running for the seat of Tweed on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption. The key element to their campaign is to reduce immigration to Australia from 200,000 back to 70,000 per annum.
Swimming champs Sydney bound for finals
Congratulations to Wilsons Creek Public School students Ruby, Eddie, Goldie and Ayla, who have made it to the state swimming finals, to be held in Sydney at the end of the term.
Lismore incumbent – Janelle Saffin MP
With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.
New rugby joint venture rearing to go
The newly-formed joint venture that combines Bangalow and Byron Bay rugby teams is already paying dividends with big training...
Stories about "Marine Parks":
Turnbull Government secures savage cutbacks to Australia’s marine sanctuaries
The Turnbull government have halved the protection that was provided to Australia’s original network of marine parks set up in 2012
NCC welcomes Labor’s signal on environment
The NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) has welcomed the appointment of Penny Sharpe as the shadow minister for the planning, the environment and heritage in its ALP front bench line-up.
Byron urges premier to Save our Sanctuaries
A 'Save Our Sanctuaries’ action was held last Saturday morning at the Peace Pole, Main Beach in Byron Bay in a last-ditch effort to preserve fish breeding grounds around Julian Rocks.
Marine environment under threat: MP
Greens NSW MP and marine environment spokesperson Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has called on the premier Mike Baird to immediately revoke the amnesty on...
Byron council lobbies government on marine sanctuaries
Byron Shire Council will ask the state government to recognise the ‘enormous benefits’ that the Cape Byron Marine Park and sanctuaries provide to local economies and businesses in the shire.
Save the sanctuaries
Graeme Williams, Mullumbimby. Many in the Byron Shire community will be alarmed to know that the sanctuary zones within Cape Byron Marine Park are under imminent threat from the NSW government.
Call for fishing ban in Ballina’s Shaws Bay
The killing of a large estuary cod earlier this year in Shaws Bay has prompted Ballina resident Jan Brady to call for the bay made into a fishing free zone.
Pilbara marine health check – good and bad news
A health and wellbeing check-up of World Heritage-listed reef ecosystems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will provide a critical baseline of marine conditions.
Locals call on govt to protect marine life
Byron Bay joined communities along the Australian coast to send a message to the state government opposing plans to expose marine parks to recreational fishing on Saturday.
Seabird Rescue urges end to marine-park fishing
Australian Seabird Rescue (ASR) has hit back at claims that recreational fishing in marine parks has ‘little impact’ on marine life, calling it an ‘insult’ to its founder.
NSW state election
Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?
It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.
NSW state election
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
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Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
Rosebank’s Rainbow Temple referred to the Land & Environment Court
Lismore City Council say they have referred the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank to the Land & Environment Court after the owner repeatedly declined to submit a Development Application and associated documentation for the development.
Solé’s on a mission to help local dingoes
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A local advocate wants to tear down the myths about dingoes, and stop their treatment as wild dogs, which she says they are not.