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May 12, 2021

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Other News

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

May 13, 2014

Issue 28.48

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In this Issue:

Go Dance in the Lake

Mandy Nolan spoke with choreographer Lisa Wilson about the spectacular dance production coming to Lismore City Hall.


Ela and Josh take on the world

NSW athletes feature prominently in the line-up for the Australian Life Saving Team to contest this year’s World Life Saving Championships, Rescue 2014, in France in September.


Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know about Joel Creasey

Twenty-something Joel Creasey is one of Melbourne’s brightest new lights on the comedy circuit. This coming Thursday May 13 he headlines at the Currumbin RSL’s Side Splitting Comedy. Check out how he faired on The Echo personality tester!.


Bad Neighbours

It was only a matter of time before somebody made a gross-out flick that dealt more pointedly with the issue underpinning the genre – the man-boy who won’t grow up.


Back down to Earth for Bay

A week is a long time in sport. After enjoying a record-breaking 78–0 win against Southern Cross University, Byron Bay rugby came back to Earth with a 53–10 loss to Lennox Head on Saturday.


Mullum gears up for Big Picture

How does a community provide a cohesive narrative, helping us to understand our unique opportunities and challenges? This is the question posed by The Mullumbimby Big Picture Show – a half-day forum that aims to create a unified community voice.



Jon Favreau has written, directed and starred in a movie that plugs directly into two of today’s weirdest and (to me) most fatuous obsessions – Twitter and the cult of the kitchen


Bruns Breakers kick off 2014

The Brunswick Breakers girls football team trained for two months pre-season and we’re eager for the competition to commence.


Happy Chilli Restaurant

Andy Law from the Happy Chilli Restaurant learned his craft in the kitchens of Hong Kong and has practised it in kitchens on the east coast of Australia for 21 years.


Eye on the prize at Byron Tri

Hundreds gathered for the 2014 Byron Bay Triathlon on Saturday and all eyes were on the competition as wave after wave of triathletes took to the water.


Mungo’s Crossword N017

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Office of CSG downplays Bentley water threat

The NSW government’s new Office of Coal Seam Gas is refusing to answer how much public money is being spent assisting junior gas mining company Metgasco with its proposed drilling in Bentley near Lismore.


Local MP supports her government on gas

Lennox Head-based upper house Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack lashed out at comments by Labor’s Walt Secord in parliament after he said Thomas George (Nationals member for Lismore) is ‘a fierce opponent of the Bentley blockade’.


Pride and passion mark a Mothers Day classic

If ever an occasion merited a hoary old cliché, it was this fantastic game of footy, for ‘neither side deserved to lose’. Indeed to go one further, on a gloriously sunny Sunday arvo at Les Donnelly Field, ‘rugby league was the winner.’


Kirk with Champagne

Bluesfest director Peter Noble is a big fan of Shaun Kirk and he’s not alone; blues and roots voices from across the globe all testify that this 20-something troubadour is something of a musical phenomenon.


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.