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November 30, 2022

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Pod homes for Lismore ready for residents

The Southern Cross University temporary housing site is now officially operational and serving as a home for flood affected Lismore locals.

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The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

From an okay Boomer

As an okay Boomer who has lived in Mullumbimby most of my life, I’ve seen many changes in town,...

Unforeseen and unpredicted

I find it very strange that in the New Epoch, 2022, which heralded record-breaking ‘unforeseen, unpredicted floods’, along the...

Amazing Grace

Oh, dearest Hannah! (Letters, Hannah Grace, Echo 9 Nov). I am so glad that my very, very good friend...

Vegetation key to minimising landslip risk

The impacts of landslides have been a little lost in the conversations around the devastating floods that took place in the Northern Rivers in February and March this year, but it is essential that we recognise the impact they have had, and will continue to have.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an...

A forty minute drive from Suffolk Park to Byron Bay High School.

Hundreds of students sitting on buses late for school.

HSC students stressing about not getting to their HSC exam on time.

Hundreds of workers sitting in their cars late for work. Thousands of hours of people’s time wasted all for what?

A team of tree loppers closed one lane so they could trim branches over the bikeway.

This is a busy road at that time and usually a slow crawl but onthe morning of Tuesday, 25 October it was a parking lot.

We have seen it before but no one learns.

Council should have a protocol that no road into Byron Bay should be impeded at peak hour.

George Graham, Byron Bay


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