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February 5, 2023

Printed Echo stranded but The Echo online still keeping you updated

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Natural history

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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

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They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

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More than 60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks on Saturday and police were called to a state forest near Gunnedah amid disputes over potential water extraction and fracking.

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The greater good

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The Echo is delayed because there has been 275+ MM of rain at Ballina since 9am yesterday and the Pacific Highway is closed between Ballina and Wardell.

Rain near Ballina closed the Pacific Highway between Tintenbar and Wardell around 1.30am this morning and it is still closed.

There has been 275+ MM of rain at Ballina since 9am yesterday leading to the closure of the Pacific Highway between Ballina and Wardell.

‘Amongst other things this means your printed Echo is unlikely to arrive today as it is stranded in Coffs Harbour. Hopefully, it will get here tomorrow,’ said Echo general Manager Simon Haslam. 

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    • Community consultation for development is important, but just as important is consultation with the community this project is specifically targeted at. A state government owned “affordable housing” development is better than nothing (a private one is far worse) but social housing is going to suit its inhabitants if they steer it. There are already proactive groups who I’m sure are already making the calls in spite of the circumstances. Our central government hegemony is far from subtle though.


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