23 C
Byron Shire
October 19, 2021

Mullum Chamber gets behind fire efforts

Latest News

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on...

Other News

Byron cycling

Somewhere there is a book of rules for cycling in Byron, but I haven’t had any luck getting hold...


I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

COVID-19 hospital horror – opening up and the dangers ahead

A hospital is not a health farm. For a start, the food has a terrible reputation. Seriously though, when life is on the brink, a hospital is the destination.

Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

Rural Fire Service assessing property protection as fires threaten. Photo Ewan Willis.

The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce has remained active in raising funds for drought affected farmers in the Gwydir Shire, as well as raising money for local victims of the bushfires.

At the Mullum Music Festival, they raised over $4,000 which the chamber says has been split between the two causes.

‘The MMF provided buckets around the festival for the fundraiser and we were so happy to find the community, visitors, musicians and all sorts of people donated,’ said chamber president Jenelle Stanford.

The chamber have chosen to support BlazeAid in Casino. BlazeAid started as a result of the 2009 Black Saturday fires and aims to help farmers to rebuild fences and other structures after natural disasters including flood and fires.

‘We chose to donate to BlazeAid at the request of the farmers that have been spoken to in the area,’ said Ms Stanford.

To ensure that funds stay in the region the chamber is paying money directly into BlazeAid trading accounts at the stores where the products are being sourced. 

Gwydir Shire still needs help

The chamber is continuing to support drought relief in the Gwydir Shire, and this Friday will be sending out another truck with fodder, pellets and dog food as well as several donated pallets of seconds muesli from Brookfarm for animal feed.

‘Things have changed out there; there is less stock but they still need our help. Out there people just need to know that they are still being thought of.’

The chamber is continuing to raise funds with drought relief buckets in shops throughout the town.

You can get tickets at the newsagents, Stewarts Menswear and at street stalls.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on the Tyagarah property where she...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types like myself, a less frantic...

Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From dining table set-ups to the...