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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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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.

Margarita, anyone?

Simon Haslam Sure, Christmas is coming, but before that is a generous round of pre-Christmas drinks and the chilled-out vibe...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.

Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

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.

Dad’s army called to arms as hospitality staffing crisis worsens

So dire has the shortage of hospitality staff in Northern NSW become, that the local chapter of the NSW business chamber is calling on retired workers to dust off their aprons and help out.

Stories about "tree vandalism":

Tweed mayor condemns ‘senseless vandalism’ of trees

Tweed mayor Katie Milne has appealed to the community to help catch vandals who cut down trees in two areas of the shire and set fire to a new riverside planting recently.

Vandals’ hack attack on 50 Pottsville foreshore trees

Tweed Shire Council is still trying to figure out how 50 foreshore trees in a Pottsville reserve were lopped without anyone noticing.

Trees hacked down on Wilsons River bank

Vandals have hacked down more than 20 trees at community tree-planting site on the western bank of the Wilsons River in Lismore.

Tree-protection hypocrisy in Tweed

Graeme Johansen, Cudgen. One must beg the question why Tweed Shire Council and the land conservation movement would be so up in arms over a couple of branches being cut from a tuckeroo tree at Cudgen Creek , South Kingscliff, when we have the wholesale destruction of the vegetation at the caravan site at North Kingscliff.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...