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Tweed Council ask State Government to pay for Wardrop Village business case

Tweed Shire Council will write to the State Government to ask them to pay for the Wardrop Community Village business case that is aimed at supplying affordable, local eco-housing.

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Editorial – Local leadership vacuum

The delays in holding Council elections are frustrating, the more so because what we have seen during the long period since the last vote has been an experiment in governing by the zen method of no government.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions...

Railway and rail trail working together

Chris Abraham, Mullumbimby Creek The rail service between Casino and Murwillumbah was suspended by the NSW Government without any public...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and...

Stories about "rents":

Promises, promises… holiday-letting fight goes on

February 11 was a big day for the Shire. The then NSW housing minister Anthony Roberts proudly announced that Byron would be given a special exemption from the state’s controversial new short-term holiday-letting rules.

What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...