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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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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.

Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

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.

Corporate beach

Tallow Beach is a great place to walk your dog and it has got a lot busier over the...

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

I am outraged

The insert in The Echo (8 May) could be taken to imply that cloud seeding was the cause of recent...

Oh Byron, how are you going to dig yourself out of being listed in the top five worst suburbs in NSW for alcohol-related violence? Sounds even worse when you say it out loud.

Your streets are alive but not with the hum of creativity and bohemia as was once the vibe in the past. Your overseas visitors blindly ash cigarettes on the beach. Your passionate locals can’t afford to hang around anymore.

All the reasons why I am so glad I moved my daughter and me to Lismore, and I’m loving it. Really friendly people; it’s diverse, yes – and not without its issues I am sure; however, the place has heart.

You can find an affordable lovely house in a tree-lined street, friendly shop owners, markets galore. It gets a bad rap, old Lismore, but it might be timely to rethink old opinions.

 

Sam Hall, Lismore


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Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

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Progress at Ross Lane?

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