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Growing number of dogs

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

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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Calming Curry

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

Historical truth

Some people choose to rewrite history when it suits them. Former mayor Simon Richardson has been telling people that...

Cr Basil Cameron’s Mayoral choice

Cr Cate Coorey is my choice for mayor. I have worked with Cate on Council for the last five years....

Stories about "Skate Parks":

What does the future hold for Kingscliff’s youth?

The Kingscliff community is being invited to join in a conversation with council about a potential skate park and youth space in Kingscliff on Wednesday, 2 May.

Creative funding plan proposed for Byron skate park

The Sandhills area has been mooted as a location for a new Byron Bay skate park after Mayor Simon Richardson was supported by all councillors for that location at Thursday’s April 19 meeting. 

Skateboarding comes to Tyalgum

Skateboarding workshops and demonstrations will be leading attractions when the upgraded Tyalgum Memorial Park and its new skate park are officially opened on Saturday, September 2.

Who wouldn’t want a Byron Bay skate park?

A campaign by the local Byron Labor branch to build a skate park in Byron Bay is underway after Cr Paul Spooner (Country Labor) resurrected the idea at last Thursday’s council meeting.

Thanks for the skate park

Jai Sims, Ballina. Many thanks to Byron Shire Council for providing a awesome skate park at Bangalow! Many skaters not just from around Australia, but from Europe, north and south America have been visiting the park.

Council gets on board with Skating Australia

Skaters with a wide variety of experience and ages took advantage of a free skating workshop at Tweed Heads South last weekend, the first in a series of workshops being staged by Tweed Council and Skateboarding Australia

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...

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.