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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

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An ‘awkward’ spotlight on Lismore Council over airport fees

The Lismore Council Mayor, General Manager and a councillor found themselves in an 'awkward' spotlight last night when the Matters Arising turned to the subject of the Airport Annualised Landing Fees.

It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

Argentinian style BBQ at Barrio

Kicking off on Wednesday 18 May, Barrio is throwing a weekly Argentinian style barbeque bash. The char-grilled offering will focus on a new selection of rare cuts of meat and local vegetables each week, with a monthly guest chef appearance. 

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 11 May, 2022

It couldn’t be funnier if it was in Byron… oh wait! The Byron Comedy Fest is a carefully curated event...

Mystery surrounds One Nation candidate for Richmond

Less than a week out from a Richmond Meet the Candidates forum to be held in Byron Bay next Monday, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

Emma Bellamy, Bangalow

Dear Hans, may I congratulate you again on the magnificent paper you produce with your excellent team.

It is a paper to be proud of, the best in our entire nation. Keep up the brilliant work as the voice of our beautiful Shire, and stay strong, as this paper’s time is ripe; the rest of the world is becoming more and more like Byron Shire every day.

We’re winning!

The Echo, beautiful, colourful, local, environmental, and imperfect – just as people are – is a touchstone of magic for our time.

Much respect and unending gratitude.

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Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.