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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

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Tweed poll had its own Punch and Judy show

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. Ron Cooper's win in the Tweed Shire Council election was well deserved. He put in a superhuman effort for every single vote he received.

No high-rise candidate takes final seat on Tweed council

The election of a former councillor and anti-high rise candidate, who bagged the seventh and final seat on Tweed Shire Council after yesterday's knife-edge preference distribution, has narrowly tipped the balance of power to a progressive majority.

Greens top Tweed poll, final seat unclear

It is still unclear who will take the vital final seventh seat on Tweed Shire Council after Saturday’s election which saw the Greens, led by incumbent mayor Katie Milne, top the poll.

Tweed council control up for grabs in poll

Tomorrow’s Tweed Shire Council election is shaping up to be a two-way fight between a consortium of National Party backed groups and a loose alliance of community-inspired groups, all vying for control of the seven-seats up for grabs in local government.

Railway connection to Gold Coast

Beth Shelley, secretary, Northern Rivers Railway Action Group, Booerie Creek. The public has been misinformed about the cost of rail services on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line. We are campaigning for a commuter rail service on the line with an extension to the Tweed and then to Coolangatta to connect to the Gold Coast light rail.

Beware the Nats wearing ‘independent’ clothing for Tweed poll

Stephen Lloyd, Murwillumbah. The local Tweed council election is coming with up a whole truckload of aspiring councillors and quite a few crackers.

Tweed Lib candidate just another party hack

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Instead of labelling me a liar and a scaremonger, the Liberal candidate for Council, James Owen, should listen to his constituents in Casuarina Beach.

Prominent Tweed waterway ‘a big eyesore’

Tweed mayor Katie Milne says community input is needed to restore a prominent waterway at Banora Point and its wildlife, describing it as a 'terrible eyesore'.

Wards not the answer says Tweed poll candidate

Neglect of community infrastructure is feeding growing calls for the introduction of a ward system for Tweed Shire Council, but that won't fix the problem, according to a candidate in the upcoming poll.

National Party seeks dominance of local council

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Heads. Re 'Nats in renewed bid to win majority at Tweed Poll' in Echonetdaily yesterday. It's no surprise that the National Party is fielding more groups in the upcoming election. Perhaps they are feeling under threat from Independent community candidates.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.