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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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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...

King tide flooding in Ballina

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

Assange rocks

Julian Rocks that we see in the Byron Shire is just the tip of a much larger mass of...

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.

What is happening in our community is tragic

Esther Berkon of the Facebook group ‘Jews for Palestine Northern Rivers’ spoke at the Byron Council meeting under that...

Keeping the Outback alive with patronage

We do love the sunburnt country on our wide brown land, but businesses are falling by the wayside as travellers bypass small towns, or worse, stop to spend a penny but not a few dollars.

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Teenager dies in crash – Lismore

A teenage boy died in a single-vehicle crash in Lismore on Monday.

New Year road toll climbs

The new year started tragically with the death of a woman in Yagoona, the death of a man near Newcastle, and the death of a man near Grafton in separate incidents on New Years morning, bringing the number of lives lost during Operation Safe Arrival to 28.

Woman killed in crash near Alstonville

A 35-year-old woman died after being rushed to hospital following a crash in which the car she was driving crossed the road and collided with a truck. The accident happened hours after police launched a new operation to cut the road toll on the north coast.

Richmond, Tweed roads among state’s most dangerous

Police are today commencing Operation Saturation, focused around the 10 most dangerous local area commands for motor vehicle accidents in the state, including Richmond and Tweed/Byron.

Families mourn youngsters killed in Newrybar crash

A community too familiar with the loss of life on the Pacific Highway is in mourning after four young friends were killed in yesterday's horrific car crash north of Ballina.

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.