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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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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.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones lives in Cudgen, owns a small business and is running as an Independent for the federal seat of Richmond.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Vote Green

In response to John Jennings, Numinbah (12 May), ‘Who shall I vote for?’ Simple answer – The Greens. From...

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...
Christmas is nearly here! Get into the spirit with these great gift ideas and decorations!

The Magic of Photography

PhotoMagic-camera-canvasesFor all your Christmas photography needs Byron Photo Magic, your Fujifilm Digital Store, has everything covered. Large-format and canvas printing and photobooks are new to the store and make great gift ideas. Of course they have digital and film printing services, batteries, memory cards for all types, camera bags to protect that new camera and a wide range of many digital cameras to capture that special moment including the full range of GoPro video cameras and accessories.

Old video tapes to DVD are also now handled instore as well as battery chargers, card readers, cables, USB drives, frames, photo albums and a huge range of photographic accessories, including tripods, filters, binoculars and even film! Passport photos of all sizes are covered professionally with our store studio; just call in and see Stephen, Karen and Chrissy. Your local Fuji photo lab since 1988.

Shop 4 The Plaza, 108 Jonson St, Byron | 6685 5877

Variety Value

There's a huge range of Christmas decorations at Variety Value!

Variety Value has everything you need on your journey to ‘Destination Christmas’.  Come in and choose from a great range of Christmas gifts, Christmas decorations, LED fairy lights and Christmas cards, wrap, gift bags and boxes.  Don’t forget your Christmas Bon Bons and table wear, Santa suits and Christmas trees.  Sparkling LED rope light silhouettes create a lovely feel to the home and there are plenty of santa and reindeer inflatables too.  Children’s gifts include original Barbie, Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, Hot Wheels and How To Train Your Dragon figures.  There is also a wide range of themed monopoly for plenty of family fun. See you at Variety Value!

Next to IGA in Sunrise, Shop 7–8, 8 Bayshore Drive | 6685 5998

Rainforest Rescue LivingGifts… are virtual gifts for real conservation projects

Don2_5Gifts that keep on growing
Give something truly special to your friends and family this Christmas, while making a lasting contribution to protecting our precious rainforests.

Your Rainforest Rescue LivingGift card goes straight to supporting real on-ground conservation projects in Australia and overseas; meanwhile your recipient receives a card explaining the significance of their gift (and it is tax deductible).

Don2_7Protect Rainforests Forever
Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in the Big Scrub, Australia and internationally since 1998.

We purchase and protect high conservation value rainforest and preserve its biodiversity. Our projects also re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs.

Your LivingGifts could:
• Buy-back one of the most significant regional ecosystems in the world - Daintree lowland rainforest and protect it forever
• Restore critical rainforest habitat for the endangered southern cassowary.
• Protect and restore rainforest habitat for the critically endangered orangutan in Sumatra.
• Preserve one of the richest hotspots of biodiversity on the planet - Ecuadorian Cloud Forest.
• Plant corridors of birdwing vines in northern NSW and southeast Qld to allow the migration of the Richmond birdwing butterfly between isolated pockets of sub-tropical rainforest habitat

Order your Give a gift that will last for generations:
Tel: 6684 4360

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.