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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.

Other News

Lismore Council votes to workshop temporary dwellings

With so many prongs currently on the disaster response fork, it's hard to know if Lismore Council is robbing Peter to pay Pauline as voting on leapfrogging issues means there is a possibility that everyone could lose – or win.

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

Vote Green

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

Farm tours, tastings and horse riding – confusion over State agritourism SEPP

A lengthy debate took place at the last Tweed Shire Council planning meeting (5 May) around the issue of...

Harm Labor

Much as I respect Richard Jones’ opinions on many things, I can’t agree with his conclusion last week (‘Election...
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Red Ginger

With the right ingredients, the alchemy of talent and passion can transform an idea into a business and magic can happen. Walking through the doors of the Red Ginger stores in Byron Bay and Bangalow is like stepping into the lanes of old Shanghai and finding your senses come alive to the sights and smells of Asia.

Red Ginger is generously stocked with rich spices, Asian groceries, steaming yum cha snacks, oriental medicines, fine teas, teapots, gifts, homewares, recipe books and traditional Chinese furniture.

The heady aromas and visual artistry make Red Ginger a dynamic hub for locals and visitors who keep returning for the delights of sitting in the store eating Yum Cha and drinking the complimentary green tea or indulging in a delicious Portuguese custard tart. The dumplings are freshly steamed all day long or you can buy them frozen to take home.

Red Ginger Byron, 2/111 Jonson St. P: 6680 9779
Red Ginger Bangalow, 36 Byron St. P: 6687 2808

Byron Photo Magic

For 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 Ming. Your local Fuji photo lab since 1988.

Shop 4 The Plaza, 108 Jonson St, Byron. P: 6685 5877.

 

The Story Tree

Inspire your child to be kind, generous and resilient with this brand new double album from multi-award-winning Australian storyteller and singer, Jenni Cargill-Strong. This rich compilation of ancestral tales and music will stimulate your child’s imagination, retain interest for years and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Perfect for rest-time, long journeys, holidays or anytime! Available Dec 13, Bookshop Mullumbimby & Planet Corroboree or online at storytree.com.au.

To contact The Story Tree Company, phone Jenni Cargill-Strong on 6684 6548 or email [email protected].

 

Destination Christmas

Variety Value is your first-stop destination for all things Christmas this season. There is a fantastic range of LED Christmas lighting such as fairy lights, rope lights and icicle lights available in great colours and twinkling displays powered by solar, battery or mains. Satisfy all your Christmas decoration needs from LED solar powered Christmas trees and LED baubles to tinsel and battery/USB polar bear lights. Also available are $2 Christmas cards, gift bags, wrapping paper, Christmas ham bags, bonbons, napkins, candleholders, and Christmas costumes and t-shirts. Don’t forget the children’s Christmas Activity Packs – choose from painting sets, make-your-own-cards, foil art, finger puppets and craft sets.

Variety Value – variety products at value prices.
Next to IGA in Sunrise, 8 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay.  P: 6685 5998.

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.