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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

I am outraged

The insert in The Echo (8 May) could be taken to imply that cloud seeding was the cause of recent...

NSW Upper House wants to hear about the floods

The NSW Upper House is inviting members of the community to speak at about their experiences in the February and March floods.

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.

Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

Frida’s Field: nose-to-tail lunch

On Saturday 4 June, Frida’s Field will pay homage to their holistically-reared Angus-Wagyu cattle by hosting a special five-course...

Suffolk’s Most Affordable, Freestanding Beachfront Home!

35 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park

This beach house is positioned right on Suffolk Park Beach where surfing, fishing and swimming are right at your doorstep.

The weatherboard property has a multi-level floor plan. There is an open plan kitchen, dining and family room that opens out to a timber deck which overlooks the beach reserve at the back. This beach reserve offers direct access to the beach.

On the upstairs level there is the main bedroom which has a walk through robe and an ensuite plus an office. Off this main bedroom there is private balcony overlooking the reserve.

There is a large self-contained area for guests with its own access and includes a bedroom with an ensuite and living area. Bedrooms 3 and 4 enjoy an extra loft room.

This is the best buy in Suffolk and will be sold fully furnished.

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Open: Saturday, 6 December 10.30 – 11.00am
Details: Saturday, 6 December 11am - Onsite
Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Solid & Sunny Family Home on 5 Acres

231 Goremans Road, Eureka

This neat and solid home enjoys access to the town water supply (plus water storage of approx 42,000L) and has a lovely garden outlook.

The property has been built high on the block and there is extra space to add a studio or pool. The gardens are established and feature native trees, shrubs, fruit trees and vegetable beds.

This large brick residence features 2 separate living areas and all bedrooms have BIR’s, the main has an ensuite with spa.

The remote double garage has internal access and there is also a workshop or office space at this end of the property.

There is a big shed which can accommodate the caravan or boat and a “home made” studio which could be ideal as a teenagers retreat or guest accommodation.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $699,000  
Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232 


Reasons to be cheerful

After nine long years of being led by the least among us, Australia’s future feels optimistic. Thanks, Western Australia, you were instrumental in booting those numpties out! 

Regrets for treatment of Wardell CORE?

After Ballina Council's recent decision, at its Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, to effectively evict the Wardell Community Organised Resilience Effort (CORE) from the War Memorial Hall, in mid-flood recovery, some were having second thoughts at their Ordinary Meeting yesterday.

Keep your eyes and ears open for Albert’s Lyrebird

Tweed Council is asking that you put your best bird listening ears on this June and capture the sounds of a rare bird.

Progress at Ross Lane?

The perennial question 'is Ross Lane open?' edged closer to an answer yesterday, with Ballina Council discussing a range of options to solve the flooding problem which regularly cuts off Lennox's main access to the west. Ross Lane has been closed again this week.