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May 23, 2024

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Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

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Posters gone

I am writing to bring attention to a growing issue in our community – the removal of community posters....

New Murwillumbah pump station build underway

There is no denying that Murwillumbah floods and locals are hoping that the construction of a new stormwater pump...

Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

The 2024 budget wash up

It's impossible to make everyone happy on budget night, but Treasurer Jim Chalmers' 2024 effort has upset more than most, as the government struggles to avoid inflation rebounding, make more things in Australia, and do something about the cost of living.

Wombat burrows provide critical shelter for other species

A new study, published in the Journal of Mammalogy, found wombat burrows help other animals by providing critical shelter for numerous species following severe wildfire, and may even be an important source of water.

Garry Simes racks up 25 finishes at Australia’s oldest ironman triathlon

Ballina Triathlon Club member Garry Simes has achieved the milestone of finishing the Port Macquarie Ironman Australia race, one...

Is crying a weakness in politics? Prime minister Julia Gillard broke down and cried as she presented the disability insurance legislation to parliament last week, but many prime ministers before her did so as well, and it didn’t hurt their standing.

 


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Flood 2022

I congratulate Lismore’s Trinity College work experience student Bella Clay on her article (Echo, April 26), relating her family’s lived experience since the 2022...

Renewed?

The latest information supplied from Byron Shire’s Water and Recycling on future operational plans contains the term ‘renew’ numerous times. There is no clarification...

Terania Street to get ‘calming’ roadworks

Repair work on Lismore’s Terania Street is to start soon, in time for it reopen end of June, after an overweight vehicle hit the over-rail-road bridge earlier this year.