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Photos: 2022 year in rear view

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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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Northern Rivers will host the 2025 and 2027 NSW Bowls Championships

Ballina is set to host the 2025 and 2027 State Bowls Championships that will see over 900 competitors vying...

Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

Sunday saw around 5,000 people head to Bangalow to enjoy the Bangalow Billycart Derby with Greg Nash, Bangalow Lions Club President, telling The Echo that it was a ‘glorious autumn day'.

Outdoor pickleball courts for Alstonville

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players earlier this month. The eight new...

Byron Rebels continue strong run in local rugby union

The Byron Shire Rebels put on 83 unanswered points against Lismore Rugby Club last weekend at Shultz Oval, capping...

Why does Iron Gates developer get another bite at the DA?

Locals, concerned residents and other parties were left in the dark for the first 15 minutes of the Iron...

The 2024 budget wash up

It's impossible to make everyone happy on budget night, but Treasurer Jim Chalmers' 2024 effort has upset more than most, as the government struggles to avoid inflation rebounding, make more things in Australia, and do something about the cost of living.

From COVID-19, to floods and from elections to festivals, 2022 was a MASSIVE year and The Echo photographers and photo shooting staff and other contributors were kept busy from day one to day 365 (and a quarter).

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas wanted us to choose carefully. Photo Tree Faerie.

The excitement of a Scott Morrison announcement was too much for local Councillors and staff who were snapped napping.
Photo Jeff ‘Not Sleeping, Praying’ Dawson.

We can’t decide what took up more of our emotional space this year – COVID… (Photo Tree Faerie)

…or the floods? (Floodwater surges over the levee at Browns Creek Pumping Station, Lismore, 30 March 2022). Photo David Lowe.

Some were able to see the silver lining of the mud. Splendour 2022. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Photos by

Jeff ‘JD’ Dawson
Tree Faerie (a.k.a. Eve Jeffery)
David Lowe
Simon Haslam
Hans Lovejoy

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