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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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Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps...

Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Property in Focus


Stylish & well appointed Bangalow home

4 Barby Crescent, Bangalow

As you enter the property you will feel the fantastic combination of views and privacy that this home offers.

The open living/kitchen/dining with polished floorboards stretch almost the width of the entire house and open on to the large covered veranda. All with the beautiful backdrop of Bangalow and the surrounding countryside. Vaulted ceilings and large windows mean this entire area is drenched in natural light.

Turn right down the hallway to the large master bedroom with WIR, ensuite, and its own private access to the verandah.

Established tropical gardens and level yard, a rarity in properties with views like this.

Downstairs is currently a huge garage that will easily fit 3 cars and loads of storage space. To top everything off there are DA approved plans by renowned architect Jo Lawless for a substantial secondary dwelling to be built which would open onto an undercover area next to the garden and still allows for a large double garage. Perfect for generating income or visiting friends.

All of this only a short walk to the centre of charming Bangalow with markets, cafes, and restaurants.

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Open: Thursday and Saturday 10.00 – 10.30am
Details: $800,000 to $850,000
 
Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635

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Location, Location, Location!

Lot 19 Campbell Lane, Bangalow

In a desirable lifestyle location, walking distance to the main cafe and restaurant strip of the Bangalow Township and only 7klms to the beaches of Byron Bay, this welcoming timber home is ready for a new owner.

The elevated home with views over Bangalow and rolling hills in the distance is immaculate with timber floors, open plan kitchen and dining, all opening out onto a beautiful deck. 3 bedrooms, all with BIR’s are generous in size and have plenty of natural light. The home is equipped with solar power and solar hot water.

The home on approx. 413m2 is set to the front of quiet Campbell Lane and boasts a tropical landscaped backyard complete with vegie garden. The property has dual street access onto Granuaille Rd/Campbell Lane and a ouble carport with secure automatic garage door underneath the home.

There is plenty of opportunity for the new owners to expand, whether it is a studio downstairs or pool out the back (STCA).

Perfect for a family, a great holiday home, or investment with solid rental return in a high demand rental market.

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Open: Thursday and Saturday 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: $675,000 to $685,000
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635

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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.