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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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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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Action after the flood: Mullum residents discuss flooding

Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) held a public meeting at the Ex-Services Club on May 16, and with approximately 150 attending it exceeded expectations.

Parents rally behind essential local aftercare service

Mullumbimby locals are concerned that a vital, Council-run out of school hours child care service could shut after Byron Council issued a survey hinting at closure.

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.

Fugly Design Award

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

I am a 42-year-old accountant and not only don’t I have a smart phone, I don’t have a mobile phone at all.

I still remain unconvinced of their usefulness and practicality.

My friends and colleagues do occasionally yell at me to get one, and I am in no way really a new-age spiritual dude or whatever goes on now south of the Burringbar Range, but I really love not being contactable and if it’s a night out and parties miss each other then so be it. I also love disappearing and being completely irresponsible which is impossible to do if you’re constantly texting or updating your facey to enlighten others as to the status of your success or otherwise in wiping clean after your latest poo!

Colin Larkin


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Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

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Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

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Progress at Ross Lane?

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