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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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Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter...

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Bruns playground?

I have been fortunate to travel from Cape York Qld to Cockle Creek Tassie and as a grandparent always...

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.

Mullum, flooding and pods

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

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.

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Fatal single vehicle accident at Rappville

Officers from Richmond Police District say that at about 8.30pm (Friday, November 19), emergency services were called to Carwong Road, Rappville after reports of a crash.

Rappville community precinct plans move forward

Two parcels of land have been consolidated by Richmond Valley Council in the next stage of the process to build the community precinct.

Life returns to Rappville on the back of a truck

Last week some positive history was made at Wyan, near Rappville, with the first house going up in the district since the disastrous bushfires of 2019.

New signs welcoming you to Birihn Country

A bright spark after the recent tragic fires in Rappville, residents and visitors will be given a special welcome with new town signs installed at key entry points across the village.

Tunes on Utes a winner for fire fundraiser

A local fundraiser raised over $2,700 on the weekend with the proceeds going to the Rappville bushfire relief fund.

Festival and event support available for Richmond Valley

While many people think that the Byron Shire is overrun with festivals Richmond Valley Council is encouraging and supporting festivals and events in their area with funding support.

Long Gully Road fire OUT

Residents in and around Drake, in the Tenterfield shire, received welcome news from the Rural Fire Service on Sunday afternoon: the Long Gully Road Fire was finally declared OUT.

Nearly 25 years after calling for council koala plans, NSW govt has approved 6 – sort of

When was the last time you saw a koala ‘in the wild’? Alive? A NSW state inquiry on koala populations is underway, with a public...

How you can help bushfire survivors

Wondering what you can do to help our Northern Rivers neighbours impacted by devastating fires further south?

Who will rescue endangered animals at risk of dying from bushfires?

While RFS volunteers were busy assessing property damage and Cr Mustow was calling for people to register themselves on a survival list run by Red Cross late last week, Mr Pugh said nobody was allowed into the fire-impacted area south of Casino to check on wildlife.

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...