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May 18, 2022

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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

Other News

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

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.

About that insert last week…

Regarding the eight page pamphlet inserted into last week’s newspaper by advertiser Tom Barnett; it was not produced by The Echo.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

Cost of living and taxes

Why is there so much interest in stats and percentages? How does the average house price or rent translate...

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

Tweed Hinterland & Coast

Only half an hour up the road, the businesses of Tweed hinterland and coast offer convenience and choice in both day to day services and interesting and eclectic offerings.
The Tweed shire is a blend of traditional old country charm with chic, new artistic influences.
It is definitely worth exploring. You'll be amazed at the variety and vibrancy of these localities.

Johnny Franco’s Place Keith & Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things Sunnyside Meats Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins Victory Hotel Casuarina Dental Family & Holistic Care Hoyts Cinema Kingscliff Nursery Pure Health Therapies Red Neds The Adventure Club The Laser, Skin & Beauty Specialists Boating Made Easy Hooked on Seafood


Johnny Franco’s Place

1. Johnny Franco’s Place

Casual elegant dining. Lunch & dinner, cake & coffee, fully licenced. Takeaway meals and pizza available. Open 11am – 4pm Tuesday & Wednesday. 11am – late, Thursday – Monday. Sunday brunch from 9.30am.
9 Commercial Road, Murwillumbah
6672 3641

Keith & Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things

2. Keith & Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things

Keith serves great food, coffee, natural wines and local beers, while Keith’s Shop Of Really Really Really Good Things provides all your pickle, preserve and take-home meal needs.
132 Murwillumbah St, Murwillumbah

Sunnyside Meats

3. Sunnyside Meats

Delicious, succulent meat for your family meal or occasion. Stocking a range of meats including duck, rabbit, fish, continental meats, barbeque chickens and ready-made meals. In store, and online with local home delivery.
2/3 Sunnyside Mall, Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah

Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

4. Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins & The Tweed Gallery Cafe

Presents a Series of Fortunate Events 2019. Spilling their love of good produce, wine and entertainment out of their kitchens into their stunning grounds, providing beautiful venues for festivals, long table events, food, art and music.
64 Mount Warning Rd, Uki
6679 5664

Victory Hotel

5. Victory Hotel

Great place to stop and call in for a meal. Fantastic country pub. Great service, cold beer and awesome food. Pool, tennis court. This weekend…what’s stopping you?
Tweed Valley Way, Mooball
6677 1202

Casuarina Dental Family & Holistic Care

6. Casuarina Dental Family & Holistic Care

Whether you need preventive dental care, or it’s time to improve your smile, Casuarina Dental take a holistic approach to ensure not just your mouth, but the whole body is supported.
9/10 480 Casuarina Way, Casuarina
02 6678 2220

Hoyts Cinema

7. Hoyts Cinema

Experience the ultimate comfort at Hoyts Tweed Heads South. Sink back into recliner seats in every cinema, with alcohol and hot food service, self-serve kiosks, free parking and great group booking deals!
54 Minjungbal Drive, Tweed Heads South

Kingscliff Nursery

8. Kingscliff Nursery

A delight to visit. Growers of exotic and native plants. An amazing range of indoor and outdoor plants, pots and mulch.  Honest, expert advice.
Best value on the Coast.
438 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen
02 6674 1022

Pure Health Therapies

9. Pure Health Therapies

Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Osteopathy, Psychology and Massage. Natural and Integrative Therapies for your health and wellbeing – Medicare and Private Health Fund rebates available.
3/5 Coronation Ave, Pottsville
07 5613 6755

Red Neds

10. Red Neds

The biggest salvage and recycling yard on the coast. Huge range of hardwood, architectural feature doors, lighting, kitchens, bathrooms and unique one-off items. Ring them before the wreckers, they pay cash for everything!
46 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South
07 5524 4244

The Adventure Club

11. The Adventure Club

There is something for everyone at The Adventure Club. We stock a unique range of puzzles, games and toys that are designed to inspire imagination, exploration and adventure through play.
Shop 1A, 51 Tweed Coast Rd, Cabarita Beach

The Laser, Skin and Beauty Specialists

12. The Laser, Skin and Beauty Specialists

Are your eyebrows thinning or gone, or you can't see to put eyeliner on?
Visit us for a cosmetic tattooing treatment.
Phone Kathy 0427 047 138
Kingscliff & Chillingham
31 Pearl St Kingscliff

Tweed Coast Marine

13. Boating Made Easy

Tweed Coast Marine is a local family owned, one stop specialist for Quintrex, Haines Hunter, Misty Harbor Pontoon boats and Mercury. Also offering service, spare parts and chandlery.
32 Machinery Drive, Tweed Heads South
07 5524 8877

Hooked on Seafood

14. Hooked on Seafood – yum

Delicious food cooked to order. Meal packs, burgers, home-made items and a variety of fish. Fresh fish too. Open seven days 11-7pm Sunday to Thursday, 11-8pm Friday & Saturday.
Shop 3, 18 Philip Street, Pottsville
02 6676 2299

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.