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May 20, 2022

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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.

Other News

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Fighting food waste

Did you know that wasting food is a greater contributor (6 per cent) to total greenhouse gas emissions than...

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

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

Brilliant entertainment always in the Byron Shire

With the spate of recent wet weather followed by warmer conditions, mosquitoes have returned to our region in droves.

North coast director of public health Paul Corben warns this is the time to be aware of mosquito-borne infections, particularly Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses, which can have long-term debilitating effects.

Mr Corben said there had been more than 30 cases of the two illnesses reported in the region so far this year, with more than 350 reported in total last year.

Ironically, the very wet weather toward the end of last year and early this year was bad for mosquito breeding. But with rainfall and temperatures returning to normal the mozzies are out and about again.


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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.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

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$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

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