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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.

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Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

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Deconstructing the brand

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Fake Greens

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Stories about "Pacific Highway accidents":

Man hospitalised after ute and B-double crash at Brunswick Heads

The driver of a utility was trapped for 30 minutes following a crash on the Pacific Motorway near Brunswick Heads on Sunday morning (February 18) before being airlifted to hospital.

4WD flips on Pacific Highway

Traffic on the Pacific Highway northbound in the Tweed is believed to be returning to normal after a 4WD Dodge or similar flipped earlier this afternoon, landing on its side.

Police pursuit and rolled car on Pacific Highway

A man has been charged following a pursuit along the Pacific Highway at Cudgera Creek on Friday. And in a separate incident on Saturday, a driver returned ‘extremely high’ blood alcohol levels after the car they were driving flipped and landed on its roof on the M1 at Tweed Heads South.

Man trapped in car on Pacific Highway

The Pacific Highway is has reopened to northbound motorists at Tabbimoble following a car accident in which a man was trapped inside his vehicle.

Police appeal after cyclist injured by truck at Brunswick Heads

Police are appealing for information from the public after a cyclist was injured by a semi-trailer that failed to stop on the Pacific Motorway at Brunswick Heads last week.

Pacific Highway crash near Newrybar

The passenger of a vehicle involved in an accident on the Pacific Highway near Newrybar late yesterday afternoon had to be airlifted to hospital.

Man critical after Pacific Highway crash

A man is in a critical condition after a head-on crash south of Grafton on Saturday morning (April 23). The crash happened about 1.30am on...

Pacific Highway clearing after Ewingsdale accident

The Traffic Management Centre says that a bottleneck on the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale is clearing after an earlier three-car pile-up.

Man dies after fatal collision near Yamba

An 89-year-old man has died after the car he was driving collided with a guard rail, another car and a power pole on the Pacific Highway at Tyndale yesterday.

Truck blocks highway near Woodburn

A truck accident of the Pacific Highway near Woodburn overnight has blocked the northbound lane of the highway near Rileys Hill Road, and delays are expected.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in the Shire to be managed...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...