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Growing number of dogs

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

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

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Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

Sinking real estate

For most of geological time, the Earth has been 5–15 degrees hotter than today. That’s why the dinosaurs did...

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.

Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

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Labor to expand ‘water trigger’ to protect environment

Anti-gas activists have welcomed a commitment by Page candidate Janelle Saffin to expand the ‘water trigger’ to shale and tight formation gas projects.

Abbott ignoring farmers on water trigger

Ken Brown, Invergowrie, NSW. On the first anniversary of the worst federal government in Australian history, it is galling to note that the Abbott government, in its constant campaign to trash Australia and its environment, will not back Australian farmers with the 'water trigger' and refuse open cut and underground coal mining on the Liverpool Plains.

Keep the water trigger as states can’t be trusted

Tony Windsor, former Member for New England. I urge crossbenchers in the Senate to retain the so called water trigger when debate on the issue is raised this week.

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...

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.