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May 25, 2022

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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Lismore community

First let me say how incredibly proud, inspired and supported I feel as part of the Lismore and Northern...

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Police appeal for missing woman

Lismore Police are appealing to the public for assistance in locating Missing Person, Emily Eden Lazzaroni.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

Bridglands Betta Home Living

Rob Bridgland, owner and operator of Bridglands Betta Home Living, has some very important information to share, particularly in the context of this shop local campaign: 'Small businesses are always under threat from the big conglomerates. If you can, always try your local business first before you buy online or go out of town – our collection of small local businesses add to the character and sustainability of your town.'

Bridglands was established in 1908 and to this day is still owned and operated by  the fourth generation of the Bridgland family. The store is your local Betta Home Living Store selling a wide range of electrical, furniture and bedding goods, being part of a 200-strong buying cooperative ensures you are always buying at the best price.

When asked why people come to his store, Rob Bridland said, 'People are often surprised when they shop at Bridglands at the range and competitive prices they find plus the Bridglands team are a happy team which makes shopping more fun and enjoyable for customers.'

Rob says the diversity of Mullumbimby is something that instantly draws people to the town, and always makes for an interesting shopping experience. 'The mix of oldtimers and newcomers makes Mullum a fascinating place', he says.


Bridglands Betta Home Living
Burringbar St, Mullumbimby
Ph 6684 2511


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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.