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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Ecocide in Mullum

Saddened by the huge trauma that homeless flood victims are undergoing, those feelings were further compounded by reading Hans...

Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

Stories about "Brookfarm":

Parties united in opposition to food hub

Asren Pugh, Bangalow.  It’s refreshing to see cross-party opposition to the food hub near Bangalow. It should now be clear to the Joint Regional Planning Panel...

Motives of the Bangalow food collective

Pam & Martin Brook, Massimo Scalas & Rebecca McEwan.  Brookfarm and Salumi will be the key tenants of the proposed Bangalow Food Collective at 201...

Farmers urge Baird govt to abandon biodiversity ‘reforms’

A group of prominent farmers including Bangalow’s Pam Brook have sounded the alarm over the state government’s planned rollback of native forest protection on private property, saying it will ‘turbo-charge land clearing and undermine Landcare’.

Brookfarm takes out top NSW environmental award

Northern rivers macadamia producer Brookfarm and Lismore City Council have won prestigious awards for their environmental initiatives.

Market share

The northern rivers contains some beautiful areas and many people agree. Folks visit the region and go back to their respective homes and start packing, determined to resettle in them-thar-hills (or seaside). Quite a few of these excitable new residents are bringing brilliant ideas to our fair markets...

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...