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December 2, 2021

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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

Not wedging

Though it may be puzzling to some, I am heartened to see that some of the candidates for the...

What’s Nu in COVID variants? Highlighted need for stronger Australian contribution

According to the End COVID For All campaign the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Botswana, most likely to be called 'Nu', underlines the need for Australia to step up its contribution to co-oridnated global efforts to prevent the virus’ spread and mutation.

Give them a doggie inch…

Your article on dogs (17 November) is a sad reminder of the adage… give them an inch and they...

Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

The nitty-gritty with the Lismore Mayoral candidates

Last month The Echo asked the Lismore Mayoral candidates 20 questions* about their thoughts, ideas and pizza, and as...

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Kinky Friedman as part of his Bi-Polar tour treated the Mullum Music Festival to some wonderful stories and a little Texan country madness. Meanwhile Gotye thrilled the crowd with a fabulous mashup of  60s/70s legendary Kinks, Cream, JJ Cale, Beatles grooves.

Piano Accordions seem to be de rigueur this year and Kalascima left the audience begging for more.

 ~ Photos Jeff Dawson

 


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From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and writer. I wrote about this...