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May 20, 2022

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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.

Other News

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

Brilliant entertainment always in the Byron Shire

Visions of a Nomad plays an eclectic mix of world jazz fusion and classically influenced music. The group’s highly original music is both evocative and energetic and heavily accompanied by the didgeridoo.

They like to make music with substance, a cohesion of art and music, accessible to the masses, covering all genres and drawing on all of the world’s musical influences. You can not really categorise this group, hence the name Visions of a Nomad; they have created a niche of their own and simply don’t like to be put in a box.

Internationally acclaimed, this group has received rave reviews on their tours around the globe. From theatres, concert halls, festivals and the club scene, they have a repertoire to suit every occasion. These Aussie nomads like to cross musical boundaries and they never fail to experiment; this is not your average band. The best place to get the Nomads this weekend is at the Sheoak Shack in Fingal on Sunday.

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