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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.

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Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

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....

Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

Former Byron Mayor talks about the ‘Green challenge’

It’s not easy being green, it never has been, but we are proud of our long-term commitment to Greens...

Firefighters receive lifetime membership

During the 2019–20 Black Summer fires, we were reminded what a vital and important role the volunteers of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) play both in fighting fires, and bringing the community together. 

Corruption and waste

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

Stories about "surfers":

Surfers standing up for koalas

It's always great when earthlings can find a way to help out other earthlings – we're all in this together after all!

Surfers keeping rescue chopper busy

Rough sees have meant that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days in search and rescue operations along the coast.

Everybody’s gone surfin’, surfin’ Byron Bay.

Story Mandy Nolan, photos Jeff Dawson Wategos turned it on on Sunday: a little swell with perfect off shore conditions.  Longboards ruled. Byron Bay's three-day, Surf...

Calling all surfers

Lindy O’Brien, president Kawaihae Outrigger Canoe Club, Ballina. If recent events and beach closures have been keeping you out of the water perhaps you’d like to try getting on it?

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.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...