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May 20, 2022

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Liberal Democrats Party candidate Gary Briggs

Gary Biggs lives in the Tweed Shire and owns a small business. He is running as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

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.

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

The Bangalow Perspective

Come enjoy the Bangalow perspective with us.

Discover the practical, eclectic, creative, chic, unique and elegant offerings of Bangalow and Newrybar.

Bangalow Shoemaking BKA Architecture Scout and Arrow Petals Australia Certifiers2U Ninbella Bangalow Farmers Market Bangalow Wash House Driftlab Newrybar Merchants


Bangalow Shoemaking

1. Bangalow Shoemaking

Situated in Bangalow Industrial Estate for 20 years, Rachel Ayland offers a custom-made shoemaking, leatherwork, and repair service and runs popular classes by request. 0403 721 840
26 Bugam Place

BKA Architecture

2. BKA Architecture

BKA is an architectural practice committed to creating unique and innovative design solutions that respond to each client’s aesthetic and budgetary needs.
0417 415 474
Suite 1/10 Station Street

Scout and Arrow

3. Scout and Arrow

Scout and Arrow is a lifestyle brand blending the desert with the coast, southwestern grit with Byron Bay bohemia. Bringing you leather, vintage textiles, turquoise, and laidback luxury.
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6687 1716
Shop 1/1 Station St

Petals Australia

4. Petals Australia

Nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland, local jewellery designer Petals Australia showcases a range of delicate pieces made from sterling silver, rose gold, yellow gold, and freshwater pearl.
6687 2939
4/10 Station Street


5. Certifiers2U

A1 accredited in residential and commercial construction. Their highly qualified team has extensive experience in all types of construction projects, with over 50 years’ combined certification experience.
6680 5424
Suite 1, 6–10 Station Street

Ninbella (this piece by Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton)

6. Ninbella

Contemporary Australian Aboriginal, international and local art, sculpture, cultural giftware, fair and ethical trade. Working with Aboriginal community art centres and artists from Central Australia and representing talented, award-winning local artists.
6687 1936
19a Byron Street

Bangalow Farmers Market

7. Bangalow Farmers Market

Every Saturday 7–11am behind the pub. Freshest produce direct from local farmers, including seasonal fruit and vegetables, pasture-raised meat and eggs, artisan cheese and bread, nuts, honey, rice, pasta, and more!
Behind Bangalow Hotel

Bangalow Wash House

8. Bangalow Wash House

Open 24 hours. New large front loaders / dryers now with Tap & Go. Change machine and powder dispenser onsite. Self-serve and serviced laundry available.
0412 302 246
Cnr Station St & Blackwell Alley


9. Driftlab

Our name is a deliberate fusion of driftwood – rare, timeless and precious, and laboratory – the art of curating effortless style. We live to assist our customers in finding their voice through our curations.
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16 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Newrybar Merchants

10. Newrybar Merchants

From their annual Easter-egg hunt, storytime, new pop-up artist, musical and floral workshops, a range of family-friendly activities at Newrybar Merchants will keep you entertained these school holidays.
19 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.