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MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

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Renewed?

The latest information supplied from Byron Shire’s Water and Recycling on future operational plans contains the term ‘renew’ numerous...

Cartoon of the week – 22 May, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Terania Street to get ‘calming’ roadworks

Repair work on Lismore’s Terania Street is to start soon, in time for it reopen end of June, after an overweight vehicle hit the over-rail-road bridge earlier this year.

Potholes deep dive

While Byron Council tells residents there’s no funding to repair flood-damaged roads and vital access to peoples’ homes, or...

New in-language coercive control campaign launched

The NSW government has expanded its public awareness campaign on coercive control to include an in-language campaign for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Shambolic roads

With regards to the Echo article, ‘Let’s dive deep into potholes’ (May 15), I am appalled at the attitude...

If A French Butler Called Smith had to sum up their mission statement in one word it would be dance and they’re willing to use any weapon in their artillery of musical genres to get their audiences doing it. Whether its funk, Latin, Gypsy or anything in between make no mistake – you will be on your feet.

These five gentlemen having been gallivanting across the country strutting their unique and infectious sounds to ever-growing audiences, fast gaining a reputation for the best entertainment you can have with your clothes on. Make no mistake,  A French Butler called Smith is a force to be reckoned with and if you’re yet to experience it you better hurry up and get on board for some exhilarating and captivating sounds you won’t find anywhere else!

After blowing audiences away with their explosive performances around the country in 2011 – including Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and a 30 date national tour – the Butlers ventured into Lovestreet Studios to evolve their unmistakably unique sound into another dimension with a new EP ‘Eating Crow’ to be released early 2012.

With incredible new flavours and the electric energy their live set has become known for, they are ready to take the country and the world by storm – you have been warned. See the Butler at the Currumbin SoundLounge on Friday.


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Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Who is responsible?

Teenage (stabbing) crime. Here I go again! Why are these kids allowed out of the house before their parents take stock of their kitchen...

Live animal export

For well over 20 years, the government has been promising to stamp out the horrendous cruelty and abuses fundamental to the live export of...

Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.