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Tripling water harvesting will 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.

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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.

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.' 

Health

I heard on the radio this morning (1 May) that a man spent ‘a record 48 hours’ in a...

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

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.

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Peace, Love and Pets Photo Competition

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Is your pet cute…
or does it have a face only a mother could love?

Thank you to all our readers who sent in photos of their pets, and thank you to all the readers who voted in our survey.

This competition has now CLOSED.

The owners of the two winning pets (Cookie and Little Miss Tiffany) have won a $50 voucher to spend in one of the businesses advertising in the Pets Feature from last week’s Byron Echo, as will the winning voter who has won a double pass to Byron Palace Cinemas. The winners will be notified by email and announced in the Byron Echo of November 18.

Good luck!

Bundy
Bundy
Coco
Coco
Cookie
Cookie
Cooper
Cooper
Feathers
Feathers
Fly
Fly
Golden-Eyes
Golden-Eyes
Goobie
Goobie
Harvey
Harvey
Honey
Honey
I-dream-of-prawns-001
I-dream-of-prawns-001
Jazz-in-the-car
Jazz-in-the-car
Leelu
Leelu
Lilli_Lebovits
Lilli_Lebovits
Lilli_Lebovits2
Lilli_Lebovits2
Lilli_Lebovits3
Lilli_Lebovits3
Little-Miss-Tiffany
Little-Miss-Tiffany
Marley
Marley
Melanie_Taylor
Melanie_Taylor
Minky
Minky
Mitch-&-Jacko
Mitch-&-Jacko
Molly
Molly
Mr_Dashley
Mr_Dashley
Peaceful_Loving_Pet
Peaceful_Loving_Pet
Possum
Possum
Ruby
Ruby
Sandy
Sandy
Wilba
Wilba
Winnie
Winnie
Young-Jaz
Young-Jaz
Frankie
Frankie
Peppi
Peppi
Storm
Storm
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Milo
Rainbow-Nose!
Rainbow nose
Hector
Hector
The_Wild_One
The Wild One

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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.