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Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

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Nelson Bay dominate NSW Croquet championships

Following from the recently finished pennant season and the Northern Rivers Croquet Association Championships, local players took on opponents...

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's...

Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

Dirty laundry

Beacon Laundry’s half-page ad (Echo, July 3) trumpets the promise of ‘clean karma’. This is the same business, a multimillion-dollar...

Stories about "Pacific Highway toll":

Young drivers and speeding a fatal cocktail

Peter Roberts, Byron Bay. Between the age of 20 and 28, I had several serious, life threatening motor vehicle accidents. All were at speeds in excess of 100kph and all were terrifying. I should have died in any one of these crashes.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.

Ballina motel siege: captives freed after 6 hrs

A man is to face court today after allegedly holding a woman and a small child against their will in a Ballina unit on Friday.

Editorial – Water politics is undrinkable 

Until now, the most significant difference between Mayor Michael Lyon (independent, former Green) and Greens challenger Cr Sarah Ndiaye has been on the Wallum fiasco.