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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Other News

Ballina Shire Council approved for special rate increase

Ratepayers in the Ballina Shire can expect slightly higher bills for council services and infrastructure maintenance after approval from the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

Fooling no one

Danny Wakil isn’t fooling anyone (Letters, 15 June). He is obviously pro-Israel, but his tone and talking points belie...

Ballina’s balloon ban in support of wildlife

Balloons are to be banned outside in the Ballina Shire from next year after a unanimous council vote Thursday morning.

Labor members back pardoning of Assange

With Australian journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, fighting extradition from the UK to the US on espionage charges, local Labor branches are mobilising to put pressure on the new Labor government to do more for his release.

Lismore Council GM avoids sacking

Lismore City Council’s legacy of turbulence when it comes to leadership continues after a late-night surprise motion to sack General Manager John Walker in a confidential vote last week.

Enova enters into voluntary administration

The Enova Community Energy Board announced Tuesday that Enova Community Energy and Enova Energy, its retail electricity arm, have been placed into voluntary administration.

North Coast Market Guide

Rainbow Chai Tent - Peace Day at the marketsThe easy place to check what market is on!

Here in The Echo‘s Market Guide you can find all monthly markets and the weekly farmers markets from around the Northern Rivers /  NSW North Coast. To list a market here or request us to update some information please contact us.

Monthly Markets

1st SAT | Brunswick Heads – 0406 724 323
1st SAT | Alstonville – 0429 019 407

1st SUN | Byron Bay – 6685 6807
1st SUN | Lismore Car Boot – 6628 7333

2nd SAT | Flea Market, Bangalow – 0490 335 498
2nd SAT | Woodburn – 0439 489 631

2nd SUN | The Channon – 6688 6433
2nd SUN | Tabulam Hall – 0490 329 159
2nd SUN | Coolangatta

3rd SAT | Mullumbimby – 6684 3370
3rd SAT | Murwillumbah Makers & Finders – 0413 804 024

3rd SUN | Federal – 0403 577 694
3rd SUN | Uki – 0487 329 150
3rd SUN | Lismore Car Boot – 6628 7333
3rd SUN | Ballina – 6687 4328

4th SAT | Evans Head – 0439 489 631
4th SAT | Wilson Creek – 6684 0299
4th SAT | Kyogle Bazaarkyogletogether.org.au/bazaar

4th SUN | Bangalow – 6687 1911
4th SUN | Nimbin – 0475 135 764
4th SUN | Murwillumbah Showground0413 804 024
4th SUN (in a 5 Sunday month) | Coolangatta

5th SAT | Flea Market, Bangalow – 0490 335 498

5th SUN | Nimbin – 0458 506 000

Farmers/Weekly Markets

Each TUE | New Brighton – 6677 1345
Each TUE | Organic Lismore – 6628 1084

Each WED | 7-11am Murwillumbah – 6684 7834
Each WED | 3-6pm Nimbin – 0475 135 764
Each WED | 4-7pm Newrybar Hall

Each THU | 8-11am Byron Bay – 6687 1137
Each THU | 2.30-6pm Lismore – 0401 190 912

Each FRI | 7-11am Mullumbimby – 6677 1345

Each SAT | 8-11am Bangalow – 6687 1137
Each SAT | Byron Artisan Market 4-9pm – 6685 6807 (summer months only)
Each SAT | 8am-1pm Uki – 6679 5530
Each SAT | 8-11am Duranbah Road Farmers Market (at Tropical Fruit World)
Each SAT | 8.30am-12pm Blue Knob Gallery
Each SAT | 8.30am-11am Lismore Farmers Markets
Each SUN | 7-11am Ballina Commemoration Park – 0493 102 137

Photos by Eve Jeffery

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?