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 2022-08-17 03:15 

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NSW Flood Inquiry released today...

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward. The post NSW Flood Inquiry released today appeared first on ...

 2022-08-17 00:39 

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Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM...

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered and with a very divided council, the question about who has sovereignty over choosing who that person is proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chamb...

 2022-08-16 23:01 

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Byron's Fletcher St welcomes new members...

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness. The post Byron's Fletcher St welcomes new members appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-16 22:52 

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Byron's Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco...

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council's handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouri...

 2022-08-16 20:47 

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Mullum, flooding and pods...

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I can remember, this community motto has been 'act locally think globally'. Then it stands to reason that we as a community under...

 2022-08-16 20:45 

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Concerns mount for Epiq Superlot 5...

Submissions have closed on the controversial change of development plan for the large block at the corner of Snapper and Montwood Drive in Lennox Head, with Ballina Shire Council, Ballina MP Tamara Smith and local councillor Kiri Dicker all opposed. The p...

 2022-08-16 20:38 

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A little lift...

After the loss of our public road during the February 28 deluge, some isolated residents have had to rely on the kindness of vehicle drivers who offer lifts into town. It is these people I wish to sincerely thank. They are always generous in dropping me o...

 2022-08-16 20:30 

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Mandy Nolan's Soapbox: Lock On...

My heroes are people like climate change activist Mali Cooper, the 22-year-old Lismore woman who was among 12 people charged for blocking the entry to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. Mali and her friends brought Sydney to a standstill and they did it knowing t...

 2022-08-16 20:08 

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Ecocide in Mullum...

Saddened by the huge trauma that homeless flood victims are undergoing, those feelings were further compounded by reading Hans Lovejoy's Editorial regarding the crushing of frogs and their spawn during the earthworks and development of the Mullumbimby...

 2022-08-16 19:43 

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Fairy of the week 17 August, 2022...

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. The post Fairy of the week 17 August, 2022 ...

 2022-08-16 03:05 

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Byron Bay Surf Festival...

Surfers, beach lovers, water people owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved to a September timeslot this year. Held in Australia's much-loved and internationally famous beach town, Byron Bay, the Festival will...

 2022-08-16 03:02 

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Finding the fine art...

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The Spring 2022 Exhibition features an early and important view of the Old Jetty in Byron...

 2022-08-16 02:57 

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Mirabelle's game...

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 1523. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants of Lismore) there has lived, for thousands of years, a community of tiny magical beings called The Miniatures....

 2022-08-16 02:55 

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Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!...

Victoria Cosford There's a steady stream of customers at Jodie's stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers 100 per cent recycled and recyclable upon approach, to then fill with eggs. Two thousand hens do the supp...

 2022-08-16 02:53 

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Halcyon House and Paper Daisy...

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an awarded wine-list, run by top-notch chefs. Honestly, why would anyone want to stay there? We ask the tou...

 2022-08-16 02:51 

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More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish...

Having lived in so-called 'Australia' for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, ine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the way. She has carved a unique musical path, melding her own Irish roots from the ancient limestone rocks of...

 2022-08-16 02:36 

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Bundjalung Nghari contemporary Bundjalung stories...

Bundjalung Nghari Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel Browning and Melissa Lucashenko. Theatre company NORPA will bring Bundjalung stories to the fore at Byron Writers Festival with B...

 2022-08-16 02:15 

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A chance for young poets to shine...

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27. The post A chance for young poets to shine appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-16 01:51 

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Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms...

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' The post Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-16 01:43 

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The Bogong...

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring...

 2022-08-16 01:40 

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Veteran-led flood recovery operation launched...

Disaster Relief Australia, a veteran-led organisation, has launched a flood recovery operation in a bit to help Northern Rivers residents recover from catastrophic flooding. The post Veteran-led flood recovery operation launched appeared first on The Echo...

 2022-08-16 00:55 

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Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival...

Not sure which sessions to see? We've saved the best 'til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast! The post Unmissable sessions at Byron Writer...

 2022-08-16 00:37 

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Byron Writers Festival: A life of crime...

One of the highlight panels at the festival this year will bring together best-selling authors Trent Dalton and Steve Toltz with actor Bryan Brown and acclaimed author and podcast creator Matthew Condon to discuss how they bring the lives of criminals to ...

 2022-08-16 00:34 

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Bangalow wins top-of-table clash in local rugby...

In a weekend of tight rugby, Bangalow beat Wollongbar-Alstonville 3027 while Ballina and Lennox Head had a 3535 draw. Playing at home Bangalow overcame a half time deficit of 1513 to claw their way to the triumph. Teale Pyne, Otty Fifita, and Vincent Quig...

 2022-08-16 00:31 

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Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy...

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 3230, last Sunday. The win backed up the previous week's effort when the Red Devils powered home 3824 against the Cudgen Hornets. That win put...

 2022-08-16 00:27 

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Good start to season for Byron Beez basketballers...

Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss, while the men have taken two wins. In round one, played on Saturday 30 July, the Byron Beez women played Ballina Breakers and were the better equi...

 2022-08-16 00:22 

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Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta...

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and local community back to their annual regatta; and it is on this weekend at Shaws Bay. Even though the floods have restricted most clubs' training, a...

 2022-08-16 00:09 

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Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022...

If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival's 'Kids Big Day Out' on Sunday 28 August is the ultimate event for you! The post Kids Big Day Out at the Byron Writers Festival 2022 appea...

 2022-08-15 22:29 

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Storytelling at its best in Ballina...

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11. The post Storytelling at its best in Ballina appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-15 22:22 

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Erection of pods in Mullumbimby...

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived and very unfair to ratepayers like me who have not yet gotten over the trauma of the last flood. I cannot sleep five months on. I don't feel safe...

 2022-08-15 21:17 

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The solution is absolute transparency...

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great evils behind the cover of spin. We witness the culmination of millennia of 'civilised' white man culture. Exploitation of ...

 2022-08-15 20:45 

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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina...

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big s...

 2022-08-15 20:20 

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Some truths...

In answer to David Lisle's letter Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only 'disused' because of purely political and so-called economics! The 'economics' was the 'saving' of $5M per year, yet no details to show the...

 2022-08-15 02:26 

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Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest...

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton. The post Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-15 00:22 

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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium...

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward. The post Mental health exp...

 2022-08-15 00:02 

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Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff...

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment 'designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region', are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation. The post Have your say on aged care facility in ...

 2022-08-14 23:29 

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Fuel stolen from farmer...

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities. The post Fuel stolen from...

 2022-08-14 23:18 

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Developer proposes light industrial in Federal...

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal. The post Developer proposes light industrial in Federa...

 2022-08-14 22:23 

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'We're back!' Homecoming for The Channon market...

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far No...

 2022-08-14 21:25 

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Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities...

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined. The post Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locom...

 2022-08-14 21:16 

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Bruns playground?...

I have been fortunate to travel from Cape York Qld to Cockle Creek Tassie and as a grandparent always check out the kids' play areas. I would have to rate Brunswick Heads, Banner kids' park in front of the glorious Hotel Bruns as the poorest, most...

 2022-08-14 20:47 

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Old man shouts at cloud #3...

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that's fairly close), ...

 2022-08-13 21:15 

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Mud benda rant...

Regarding last week's Splendour Festival and all the 'haters' out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage boys. It was the most amazing time they had had in this, the dawn of their social and festival lives. After three years ...

 2022-08-13 19:37 

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Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?...

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch 'The truth is authoritarian governments do work!' Hold that thought. It has been stated in the literature that democracy is defined by the 'separation of powers' between...

 2022-08-12 21:12 

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Criminalising protest...

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government's sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed in Victorian parliament that will see peaceful Victorian protesters face increased fin...

 2022-08-12 20:34 

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Mullum pods...

First, Hans Lovejoy's article 'emergency wedged' was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant's letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations in need of a little correction. There is no '...

 2022-08-12 03:44 

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Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council...

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal. The post Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-12 03:25 

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Barilaro begs off today's Upper House committee inquiry...

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled. The post Barilaro begs off today's Upper House committee inqui...

 2022-08-12 02:13 

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The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic...

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine's weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic. The post The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic appeared first on The Echo ....

 2022-08-12 01:23 

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West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk...

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-p...

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