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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps...

Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

Reactivating Lismore with markets

Lismore CBD is about to receive a boost with two of its largest markets coming to Lismore’s CBD to help reactivate local economy and sense of community. 

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Join the Chemical Free Land Care Group

They meet every second Saturday at Brunswick Heads near the Surf Club, come to the Christmas Party next Saturday and sign up.

Commit to making a difference.  The group is led and advised by professionally qualified bush regenerators who have been recognised by DECC within the “Current management and control options of Bitou bush in Australia”

I know we are all busy busy busy but when you lose your health, when the few soldiers at the front line retreat you will be thrown back into being aerial sprayed.

Your health and that of your family is already at risk with the amount of pesticides now in use in your shire.  We have the possibility of winning those who spray chemicals over to a more sustainable way by proving it works: that it is more time affective and cost affective in the long term.

If one really counts the cost, hours of pain and sickness for residents, enormous biodiversity loss, bees, frogs, fish destroyed or injured it is clear that the pesticide path is very, very, very expensive.

For more info email me on [email protected]

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