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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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Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Lismore community

First let me say how incredibly proud, inspired and supported I feel as part of the Lismore and Northern...

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.

Our sitting member

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

Computers donated to home schooled kids in Lismore

There nothing like the support of the CWA ladies to help get you through a disaster and the Lismore CWA Evening Branch were very pleased to be able to help their community once again to supply computers to some flood-affected Lismore kids.

Mullum Shop Local this Christmas and WIN!

Mullum Shop Local this Christmas is an initiative of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and proudly sponsored by The Echo.
Mullum Shop Local this Christmas
is an initiative of the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce and proudly sponsored by The Echo.

The Mullum Shop Local campaign is open to all members of the community. Simply shop at any of the participating stores and you will receive an entry form. Fill out your entry form, attach your receipt or have the store stamp your entry form, and drop the entry form at one of the boxes located at the Newsagency, Stewart’s Menswear or Santos.

Prizes

The campaign will see 30 x $100 vouchers given away to local shoppers.

Each Tuesday of the campaign at 12pm out the front of the Mullumbimby Newsagency, 5 winners will be drawn except for the final week when 10 winners will be drawn. Each winner will receive a $100 voucher to spend at a participating store. The winners will be announced on the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce website, in The Byron Shire Echo newspaper, and will receive a notification by phone or email.

Terms and conditions

The Mullum Shop Local campaign runs for 5 weeks from the 18 November and finishes on 23 December. Vouchers must be spent by 31 March 2015 and cannot be spent at more than one store.Winners draws are final.


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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.