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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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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Lock On

My heroes are people like climate change activist Mali Cooper, the 22-year-old Lismore woman who was among 12 people charged for blocking the entry to the Sydney Harbour Tunnel. Mali and her friends brought Sydney to a standstill and they did it knowing the consequences under the new NSW protest laws. It’s no longer a $400 fine. Protesters now face up to two years jailtime and/or a fine of $22k. 

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel...

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Parko and the Margaret River Pro

Coolangatta surfer Joel Parkinson won his Round 5 heat yesterday in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at The Box in Western Australia.

Medina takes out 2014 Quiky Pro on the Goldy

Gabriel Medina from Brasil won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast defeating Coolangatta's Joel Parkinson in the final late this afternoon on the Gold Coast.

Kingcliff’s Codie takes on ’Castle

Headlining Newcastle Surfest are Gold Coast duo Joel Parkinson, 2012 ASP World Champion and reigning Burton Toyota Pro champion and 5 x ASP Women's World Champion Stephanie Gilmore.

Clubs set for boardriders’ battle

Snapper Rocks and North Narrabeen head a powerful line-up of Australia’s best boardriders clubs to contest the National Final of the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle.

Aussies move up at Pipe Masters

The Aussies are making a surge for the finals at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons at Pipeline, Hawaii.

Aussies through at the RipCurl Pro Portugal

Taj Burrow advanced into Round 3 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche yesterday. ASP World No 1 Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads, will surf a critical 'do-or-die' Round 2 heat at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, after placing second during his opening heat.

Parkinson ploughing through La Graviere

The Gold Coast's Joel Parkinson advanced into the Quarter Finals of the Quiksilver Pro France at La Graviere yesterday.

Pro resumes after four lay days

The Quiksilver Pro France resumed yesterday with the third round of competition at the main site of La Graviere after four consecutive lay days due to small surf. The expected 4-6 foot swell built overnight and produced quality barrels at the iconic La Graviere in Hossegor.

Joel Parkinson moves up in Hurley Pro Trestles

Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson of Coolangatta bounced back from his Round 1 defeat to win his Round 2 exchange against wildcard Ian...

Billabong Pro in Rio

Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Rio at Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, has been played out and ASP World Champion...

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...