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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-led flood recovery operation launched

Disaster Relief Australia, a veteran-led organisation, has launched a flood recovery operation in a bit to help Northern Rivers residents recover from catastrophic flooding.

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.

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

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. 

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived...

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Stories about "Mullumbimby Community Gardens":

DA and councillor missing in action

Leko De Almeida, Mullumbimby. On Thursday 22 November I attended the ordinary meeting at Council Chamber regarding DA 296.1/2018 from the Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG)...

ReForest Now’s very important earth mission

More than 2,800 seedlings and thousands of rainforest seeds have been saved by local not-for-profit group ReForest Now, which has recently completed a brand new rainforest tree nursery at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

Mullum Community Gardens turns ten

Over the past decade, the Mullumbimby Community Gardens have blossomed into a priceless community resource, which utilises the very best of the grassroots community volunteer spirit.

Making hemp the future of the northern rivers

Is now the time for the northern rivers to put all its hemp growing experience to good use? Find out about the possibilities for hemp on the north coast this weekend.

Mullumbimby celebrates earth and garden

Hundreds of garden lovers from around the region are set to flock to the Mullumbimby Community Gardens on Sunday for the annual Living Community Festival.

Bamboo sculpture contest sprouts giant works of art

The upcoming Bamboo Sculpture Contest and exhibition at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens is drawing some pretty big attention.

Fire destroys office at Mullumbimby Community Gardens

A week ago Jeanette Martin was all smiles as one of the recipients of this year’s World Environment Day Awards. Now she is coping with the fact that a fire overnight completely destroy the Mullumbimby Community Gardens' office, among other things.

Encore for Living Earth festival

Alison Pearl, Mullumbimby. The Mullumbimby Community Gardens were buzzing with more than the usual working bee sounds earlier this month.

Living Earth Festival 2013 in photos

It was a nice day says Jeff 'Compost' Dawson who snapped these shots.

Little town has big talent – and heart

Both the Mullumbimby Community Gardens and Spaghetti Circus have festivals planned to showcase diverse aspects of ‘Australia’s biggest little town’ – as its residents...

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...