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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.

Other News

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

Fugly Design Award

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

Tweed Council ‘opt in’ to States agritourism – with conditions

The ‘confusing’ Agritourism SEPP was once again back on the table at last week's Tweed Council meeting as Cr Firth pushed to 'opt-out' over the State government's lack detail on conditions.

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

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Set Sail’s spontaneous guerrilla performances around the world have gotten them arrested in Madrid, 26 free beers on a Virgin flight, music placement with American clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch, and more than 14,000 Facebook fans worldwide.

Dropping out of law and literature degrees to play music on the streets may not sound like the smartest of career choices, but for the boys in Set Sail it turned out to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Tonight at the Beach Hotel from 9.30pm.


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Reasons to be cheerful

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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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