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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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The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

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...

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

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

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Stories about "old age":

The point when time catches up

Cecily Dynes, Federal. I’m interested to know if there was an exact moment the many Echonetdaly reader/retirees realised that old age was arriving.

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...