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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

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’...

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

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The value of age recognised on International Day of Older Persons

Age is no barrier to action for 74 year old Norm Lannoy at the Marine Rescue NSW Ballina Unit.

Two rescued off coast of Ballina overnight

Two people were found in the water off Ballina at 2.30am this morning by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Boat sinks off Evans Head after hitting whale

Marine Rescue have confirmed that a boat split in half and rapidly sank after hitting a whale off Evans Head on Sunday morning.

Ballina’s old marine watchtower closes down

Ballina’s ‘leaning tower’ for marine rescue operations will be closed from Monday after it was declared dangerous to volunteers, while mayor David Wright has pleaded with the state premier to urgently fund a long-planned replacement building.

Ballina Marine Rescue volunteers awarded for bravery

Marine Rescue NSW has congratulated three members of Marine Rescue Ballina, who were honoured with a Group Bravery Citation on Wednesday for their efforts during a 2013 rescue operation in dark and dangerous conditions.

Three saved from overturned boat off Tweed Heads

Three people were rescued after their boat overturned 1.5 nautical miles south-east of Tweed Heads last night in what proved a busy weekend for rescue services.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

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 as an Independent with Carolyn...