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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.

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Radiance Kitchen

Victoria Cosford I can imagine how radiant the smiles were when Dexter Chou and Linda Hung resumed their stall recently...

Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Opinion: It’s time to kick Morrison out

'Grifters come in all shapes and sizes, from all kinds of background. This one is used to skipping just a step ahead of impending disaster and exposure. Many times in marketing and politics, which he sees as identical pursuits, his nimble lies have saved his career.' 



JonsonSt-MapWalking south down Jonson St takes you away from the beach to the calmer southern end where the locals shop and hang out.
There is plenty of parking on the street, in the carpark between Palace cinemas and Woolworths and behind the shops. From here you can explore some of Byron’s best loved, locally owned businesses.

Directly opposite the cinema there is Red Ginger, Bell and Ford and the Byronian Cafe. Just up the street is The Source Bulk Foods and in the arcade behind is the Relax Haven Day Spa.


Bell & Ford
Clothing and Interiors
10am – 5 pm
3/111 Jonson St, Byron Bay


Red Ginger
Gifts, Asian groceries and Yum Cha
Jonson St, Byron Bay 66809779
Byron St Banagalow



Byronian Café
Breakfast and Lunch from 7am til late/Licensed
111 Jonson St, Byron Bay


Relax Haven
Byron’s Best Massage & Healing Since 1980.
East Point Arcade, 107 Jonson St., entry next to The Source (Opposite Woollies)
10am - 6.30 pm. Mon - Sat
6685 8304


The Source Bulk Foods
Affordable Wholefoods
107 Jonson St, Byron Bay



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.