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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips....

The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

Bangalow wins top-of-table clash in local rugby

In a weekend of tight rugby, Bangalow beat Wollongbar-Alstonville 30–27 while Ballina and Lennox Head had a 35–35 draw. Playing...

Concerns mount for Epiq Superlot 5

Submissions have closed on the controversial change of development plan for the large block at the corner of Snapper and Montwood Drive in Lennox Head, with Ballina Shire Council, Ballina MP Tamara Smith and local councillor Kiri Dicker all opposed.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

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Mystery surrounds One Nation candidate for Richmond

Less than a week out from a Richmond Meet the Candidates forum to be held in Byron Bay next Monday, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Meet The Candidates in Bangalow, December 1

With local Council elections coming up on December 4, The Bangalow Herald are hosting a ‘Meet The Candidates’ evening on Wednesday, December 1, at the Bangalow Bowlo from 6pm till 8pm.

NSW state election 2019: quiz your candidates

Pill testing, renewable energy, short-term holiday letting, koala protection and of course, our pot-holed roads. These are just some of the hottest state election issues on the Northern Rivers. Other local concerns include West Byron, water mining, and homelessness.

Ballina candidates upbeat at Byron forum

Five NSW state election candidates for the seat of Ballina faced their potential employers at a job interview (otherwise known as a meet the candidates forum) in the Byron Bay Community Centre on Tuesday .

Page candidates grilled at election forum

A panel of hopeful candidates for Page faced a full house of engaged voters at Echonetdaily's forum last night, many of them under 30.

Meet the Page candidates

Page voters are invited to meet your local candidates at a special event sponsored by Echonetdaily tonight (Thursday 29 August). The Page pre-election forum has...

Meet the candidates at our forums

Echonetdaily and the Byron Shire Echo will each be sponsoring a meet-the-candidates forum in coming weeks. The Richmond forum, sponsored by the Byron Shire Echo...

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...