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July 7, 2022

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Value of the intangible and Suffolk Parks future

It’s hard to know what value to place on the environment – until it changes irrevocably.  A place is defined...

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Scandalous Council

How much of these pro-developer actions by Council are we supposed to put up with? Council give away land...

Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Celebrating 40 years of Fig Tree Restaurant

It all started with a simple dream, to convert its original farmhouse in Ewingsdale into a restaurant in which...

Active Fest and Olympics heading to Byron

Want a fun day of netball, rugby league, soccer, skateboarding, BMX, baseball 5, or tennis? The Active Fest is coming to the Cavanbah Centre in Byron on July 14.

Weaving through NAIDOC

DJ and Delta with some of the Weaving for Reconciliation exhibits. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Farmers: flood rebuild vital for regional survival

An increase in federal government funding to rebuild businesses in Lismore has been welcomed by the state’s peak farming body, but it remains concerned about vital job losses.

Mandy Nolan’s article (4 May) suggesting (among other things) we try to avoid heating to reduce emissions is sensible. 

A separate Echo article mentions that burning wood produces 50 per cent more greenhouse gases compared to burning coal. I wonder if those folks with wood burning combustion heaters or open fireplaces consider this?

Especially those with the big ‘Vote Mandy’ placards in their front yards or attached to their fences.

C Davies, Mullumbimby


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DJ and Delta with some of the Weaving for Reconciliation exhibits. Photo Jeff Dawson.

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