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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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A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

Liberal candidate for Tweed Council James Owen seeks ‘for better outcomes for our community’

James Owen is a Liberal Party candidate from Casuarina who has served on the Tweed Shire Council for five...

The no-dam business case

There are groups standing for election next Saturday who are composed mainly of high profile business people. Many people...

Byron’s new estate

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked...

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

Stories about "NBN rollout":

NBN roll-out leaves business with no phone for over six weeks

Little Lane Dental in Mullumbimby have now been without a phone for over six weeks following the roll out of the NBN which has failed to facilitate their connection to the NBN network.

Schools too close? Not for NBN

NBN has defended its plan to build a tower within 500 metres of schools at Durrumbul, first denying the education department had a policy on the issue, then later saying that it didn't implement it.

Labor slams govt over Centrelink, NBN waits

Labor’s Page candidate, Patrick Deegan, is tackling the government over issues including long waits for Centrelink clients, patchy mobile reception and an inadequate NBN rollout.

The Mullum heist

While Jason Statham waved away inquisitive onlookers with a surly, ‘It’s for the NBN’ , George Clooney and Matt Damon worked their way ever...

Mullumbimby locals get their say on NBN’s ‘broken promises’

The failure of NBN to meet the promised roll out and delivery of services were a key focus of the meeting between MP Justine Elliot, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP and locals.

When will I get my NBN?

That’s the question many northern rivers residents are asking, plagued as many of us are by paying high prices for third-world internet services.

NBN Co rolls on with tower despite concerns

A dispute over adequate consultation for a proposed fixed-wireless tower in Coorabell is just one of many issues residents face as NBN Co and Visionstream forge ahead in constructing the tower.

Concerns over Coorabell NBN tower

A proposed 49-metre lattice-style NBN tower has activated Coorabell residents after NBN avoided lodging a DA with Byron Shire Council.

Parties argy bargy over broadband delivery

Last week they were at each other’s throats over mobile phone black spots. This week, the major parties have turned their attention to broadband, or what passes for that on the NSW north coast.

Byron residents face a year of ‘zero internet’

Residents of the Byron suburb of Sunrise face more than a year without internet access when their neighbourhood becomes a dead spot after north coast internet service provider Linknet closes on January 31.

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...