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May 21, 2022

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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.

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Mandy for Richmond: ‘I’m there to break things’

I am deeply curious about whether Mandy Nolan can unseat Labor’s Justine Elliot and win Richmond for the Greens in Saturday’s election.

Rooftop dining in the centre of Byron

Simon Haslam Last Friday I went up for a few drinks with friends at the relatively new rooftop dining area...

Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

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.

Property in Focus

Unique Hinterland Gem

15 Minyon Falls Road, Repentance Creek



Tucked away on the road to Minyon Falls is this 15 acre property with magical views and so much more.

The existing 3 bedroom home has been lovingly created by the owners with locally milled timber throughout, slate floors perfect for our climate, and a central brick fireplace.

Each bedroom has its own access to the veranda which envelopes the entire home.
There is even an extra shower detached from the main house where you can be completely private and take in the stunning valley views.
A separate building houses an enormous workshop and a self-contained studio, ideal for visiting friends or relatives.
There is also a large carport and storage area.
On top of all this there is another prepared building site with its own access completely private from the existing house.
The amazing location, unique buildings, and huge potential all combine together to make this one of those special properties that are hidden away in the Byron Hinterland.
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Open: By appointment
Details: $600,000 - $655,000

Enquiries: Luke Elwin 0421 375 635, Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Rare entry level opportunity

5/18-20 Jacaranda Avenue, Byron Bay



This neat one bedroom, two level town house in sought after Jacaranda Drive represents a rare opportunity to get in to the Byron Bay market at the entry point. So few properties come to the market at this level, don’t miss your chance on this one.

Perfect for the investor or first home buyer.
The property features a fenced front courtyard, open plan kitchen, light filled living/dining and large bathroom with laundry space. Upstairs is the spacious bedroom with loads of cupboard/storage space. There is also a private rear courtyard, and single undercover car space.
Located right next to a large park with kids play area, and an easy walk to the Sunrise shops, Tavern, and beach.

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Open: Thursday and Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am
Details: Auction

Enquiries: Luke Elwin 0421 375 635, James Young 0419 856 840


The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.