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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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Local rum

  Lord Byron Distillery is located right in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, making it super-easy to visit the...

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Byron Shire councillors have requested a report on reducing commercial ratings and/or the re-categorisation to residential ratings for bed-and-breakfast establishments (B&Bs).

The motion by Mayor Barham and Cr Staples came after Wendy Hochgrebe addressed Council in morning access last Thursday. Mrs Hochgrebe and her husband Tim operate the B&B Planula, located on Melaleuca Drive, Byron Bay.

She said she spoke on behalf of eleven B&B operators.

‘Unlike holiday letting, we are a legal business; we have to comply with parking, disability access etc. In these hard economic times we are hoping our rates can be reviewed.’


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