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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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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.

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Assistance in choosing the right team for mayor

Some advice from two wise elders: Many years ago my grandpa gave me some advice on punting, which seems...

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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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.

Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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The Bentley Effect editors recognised with award

The editors of the documentary, The Bentley Effect, which tells the story of the region's fight against coal seam gas mining, have won a prestigious editing award.

Bentley documentary wins Barcelona film festival award

The power and passion of the northern rivers people who stood up to unconventional gas mining at Bentley is striking a chord around the world, with the documentary The Bentley Effect being named Best Documentary Feature Film in the Barcelona Planet Film Festival.

The Bentley Effect hits the big screen

A documentary film telling the inspiring story of the northern rivers social movement which to date has protected the region from coal-seam gas (CSG), will hit the big screen at the historic Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah on Friday.

Bentley film to be shown in Lismore ‘heartland’

The Bentley Effect, a film documenting the community struggle against coal seam gas mining in the northern rivers, will be shown in Lismore on Saturday. The film was recently named Best Byron Film at the Byron Bay Film Festival.

Growing number of dogs

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

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...