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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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Temporary Protection Visas

As part of their pre-election strategy, Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) has been working to raise awareness of the...

Corporate beach

Tallow Beach is a great place to walk your dog and it has got a lot busier over the...

Ballina osprey platform in dangerous disrepair

As nesting season approaches, wildlife carer and local bird expert Deb Pearse has contacted The Echo about her concerns for the precarious state of the Brunswick Street osprey nesting platform, near the river in Ballina.

Passports

I have been subscribing to The Echo since my daughter moved to Mullumbimby late last year and I visited...

More traffic disruption for Lennox Head

The traffic and parking woes of Lennox are going to get worse before they get better (maybe) with temporary diversions announced by Ballina Shire Council, which will be in place from Tuesday until December.

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.

Honey

‘Honey is a natural food manufactured by honeybees from the nectar and pollen of flowers in an atmosphere of beauty and love known to no other workers in the world’. Dorothy Perlman, The Magic Of Honey.

For centuries honey has been used to relieve sore throats and dry cough. In Chinese medicine it harmonises the liver, neutralises toxins and relieves pain. It can help break the cycle of alcoholism and relieve hangovers. Australian Jellybush and NZ Manuka honey have been proven to substantially aid wound recovery and improve digestion and to have a positive effect on many skin conditions.

As honey is sweeter than sugar and assimilated directly into the bloodstream, small amounts only are advised.  Honey is best raw, unprocessed and unheated.

Get your honey from Garry Rodgers, The Honey Wagon, at Mullum and New Brighton markets.  See our Facebook page for some more interesting uses of honey and some favourite recipes from our naturopath.

 

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.