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Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

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BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Djokovic saga exemplifies the joke Australia has become

Tennis Australia officials and a good number of Aussie tennis fans were relieved to hear the ruling made by Federal Circuit Court Judge Anthony Kelly on Monday that Novak Djokovic can stay in Melbourne – for now.

Is your water off in Lennox Head?

Ballina Council says that water supply is temporarily unavailable to properties on Pinnacle Row, and parts of Ballina Street, Lennox Head due to a water main break on North Creek Road that occurred this morning.

Mullum Fire and Rescue team needs you

It’s a rare opportunity to join the Mullumbimby 388 Fire Station Fire and Rescue team with recruitment only taking place every four to five years.

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A quiet Christmas for the Steve Krieg

Lismore's new Mayor Steve Krieg said he has a quiet festive season planned in the lead up to his first meeting in the Council chambers.

Lismore’s new Mayor opens bridge at Keerrong

At his first official gig as Lismore City Mayor, Steve Krieg joined State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin to a ribbon-cutting on the new Dudgeon Bridge at Keerrong, which was replaced due to safety issues

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.

Lismore’s new Mayor is restaurateur Steve Krieg

From the moment the polling booths closed on December 4, Krieg was the frontrunner for the top spot in Lismore City Council and that position was solidified at the Lismore Regional Returning office today.

Sharon Cadwallader is the new Mayor of Ballina

Independent councillor Sharon Cadwallader has been elected Mayor of Ballina Shire.

Byron Council’s new power structure and what it means for you

As counting continues in the local council elections, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge of who will hold power in Byron and how this will affect the good folk of the Shire.

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’,

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.

Election week sees Vanessa Ekins doing her blocky

Enjoying a few precious minutes break in an election week is a real luxury and Lismore mayoral candidate and current Mayor Vanessa Ekins managed to fit an Echo interview in between her TAFE Auslan course and the pre-poll station on Woodlark Street.

Lismore’s last meeting for the term was a place of ‘camaraderie’

In an unexpected twisting and turning of events that lead to the resignation of Lismore's Mayor Isaac Smith, a new mayor was elected by Lismore councillors on February 9 this year.

Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.