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May 29, 2022

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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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Passports

I have been subscribing to The Echo since my daughter moved to Mullumbimby late last year and I visited...

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

NSW Upper House wants to hear about the floods

The NSW Upper House is inviting members of the community to speak at about their experiences in the February and March floods.

Questions about Julian

A couple of questions have been puzzling me for some time: 1. How can Julian Assange be charged with breaking...

Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

Delays are expected on the Pacific Highway near Coffs Harbour while crews salvage a beer truck which lost control heading south on Dirty Creek Range.

The truck lost control and rolled onto its side beside the road.

No-one was injured.

On other Pacific Highway news, the recently opened section of the Ballina bypass, connecting to the Bruxner Highway, will remain a 60km zone throughout the January period.

An RMS spokesperson said the road is built on soft soil and the existing road surface will need to bed down before the final surface can be completed.

Drivers are also reminded that the holiday double demerits period commences tonight.


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