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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...

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Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

The no-dam business case

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

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.

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie...

Which values are important for the region?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Stories about "Shark Watch":

Pop-up protest against shark nets at surf comp

Calling for the removal of shark nets members of north coast marine conservation groups converged on the Roxy Pro and the Quicksilver Pro Surfing competitions at Coolangatta last Saturday.

Stop shark nets says local MP

Greens want shark nets removed and the state government and the DPI to fund shark watch supported by drone technology, claiming current methods give swimmers and surfers a false sense of security.

Shark nets catching and killing more threatened species than sharks

Out of 72 creatures caught across the five shark nets only one white shark was caught and many of the creatures caught and killed in the nets were endangered and included threatened species.

Drone pilots, spotters prepare for Shark Watch

A sign-up and fundraiser for volunteers wanting to become part of Australia’s first Shark Watch crew using state-of-the-art drones for spotting held at Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach on Saturday had a buzz of excitement in the air about it.

Byron council to fund Shark Watch program

Byron Shire Council is putting its money where its mouth is in providing funding for a shark spotting program by Shark Watch in the Byron shire.

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.

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.