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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

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Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Treating trauma with MDMA – Q&A with Rebecca Huntley

Sociologist Rebecca Huntley will launch her new book Sassafras at Byron Writers Festival. We speak with her about her experience of new drug treatments.

Cartoon of the week – July 10, 2024

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Crunch time in local rugby league

The Ballina Seagulls came away with a 12–12 draw, playing away against the Murwillumbah Mustangs last Saturday, which was...

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

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Tweed Shire Council election counting continues with final results on Tuesday

The final outcome of the Tweed Shire elections will be announced on Tuesday 21 December at 11am at Seagulls where the final result will be calculated.

Tweed Mayor Katie Milne steps down – elections today for new Mayor and Deputy Mayor

This afternoon Tweed Shire Council will be electing a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Current Mayor Katie Milne will not be seeking reelection to the role.

Tweed and its wildlife corridors

Kaye Sharples, Tweed Heads (candidate Tweed Shire election). Our group attended last Saturday’s workshop on Linking Landscapes to Wildlife Corridors at Murwillumbah Civic Centre. 

Ecologist David Milledge gave a most impressive presentation about his work in this vital area for the Lismore City Council, something that Tweed shire needs to follow.

Tweed council poll in limbo after death of candidate

The Tweed Shire Council election due on September 10 is in limbo and set to be postponed after the sudden death of a Kingscliff candidate yesterday (Saturday).

Tweed’s anti-CSG ‘dynamic duo’ set sights on council

Tweed couple Michael and Julie McNamara, two of the strongest campaigners who helped see off the threat of coal seam gas from the northern rivers, have turned their sights on their local council.

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.