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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

Here in the Byron Shire our crisis is so famous it’s made international news. It’s been in the US Rolling Stone even. It’s been in documentaries. It’s been in The Guardian. It’s what we live with here – every day. We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their super star tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market. People in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Miami found out that tough regulations actually aren’t bad for business after all. That’s just property market profiteering propaganda.

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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Big fleet chases class championship

Twenty-one boats took to the water to compete in one long race that made up the fourth instalment of...

Missing woman, Elanora

Police have charged a 30-year-old man with multiple domestic violence offences as the search continues for 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman,...

Ahana Candles

Victoria Cosford Many years ago, Marianni had a dream in which a golden liquid was pouring over her hands. She...

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Stories about "Tweed Coast koalas":

Rate increase proposed for Tweed’s Kings Forest

Tweed Shire Council is applying for a special rate variation (SRV) of 4.35 per cent for the new Kings Forest subdivision.

Not only koalas will benefit from Phil’s tree planting

Round Mountain property owner Phil Weinthal believes the success of his involvement in a local koala tree-planting program will not be limited to the return of the beloved marsupials.

Will Cr Reece Byrnes ‘be responsible for the death of the Pottsville koalas?’

Almost 400 people showed up in support of the koalas and moving the Men's Shed to a better site. The Pottsville concerts is being hailed as a success but it may all come down to the vote of Cr Reece Byrnes.

Tweed Coast koalas dying out

Dave Norris, Pottsville. This week another Pottsville Wetlands koala was euthanased with symptoms of stress-related disease. This is one of three euthanased in the past three months in an area where some local residents have indicated they believe koalas are happy in the presence of humans and their dogs.

Tweed council candidate slams Black Rocks decision

Tweed Shire Council candidate Michael McNamara has lashed out at councillors who voted to sign a five-year lease on a temporary site for the Pottsville Men's Shed at the Black Rocks Sports Field at its last meeting.

Consider koalas’ future before you vote

Lori Scinto, Crystal Creek.  A motion to approve a five-year licence to the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed at the Black Rocks sports field – a...

Rare good news for endangered Pottsville koalas

A new $270,000 project koala in the Pottsville Wetland offers the first glimmer of hope for the endangered species in the area for some time.

Replanting sports field not the best koala response

Troy Green, general manager, Tweed Shire Council. The Echonetdaily article ‘Tweed koalas heading for extinction’ regarding the listing of the Tweed and Brunswick koala population as endangered demands a response.

Tweed koalas threatened by land-clearing laws: Foley

The dwindling koala population on the Tweed Coast should ring alarm bells for the government not to gut statewide tree clearing laws, according to the NSW Labor opposition.

Tweed’s Cr Longland and his crystal balls

Menkit Prince, Uki. Tweed shire's Cr Barry Longland appears unable to discriminate between fiction and fantasy.

The Voice

I’ve been ruminating and researching on how best to support a ‘Yes’ response on the Voice referendum. I always come back to principles… devoid...

Letters – 1 February 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Nudging into a Smarter Summer

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink! 2023’s summer continues with a lineup that’s guaranteed to have you deliciously dancing from the moment you arrive.