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Calls to extend temporary accommodation for flood insured

The one-year limit on temporary accommodation provided by some insurance companies to people whose homes went under in the flood must be extended.

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Land values are up

Large parts of the North Coast may have gone under during the 2022 floods, but they appear to have done little to dampen land values for much of the region.

‘DISASTER’

Government ‘DISASTER’ signs promoting fear of floods are affecting property sales. We are trying to sell our beautiful family home...

NSW Greens commit to Truth and Treaty to mark 235 years since invasion

The Greens have announced their plans for Truth-telling, Treaty and dedicated seats in both houses of the NSW Parliament ahead of the 235th anniversary of British invasion in NSW. 

Coastal dystopia

Proto-existentialist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote ‘Money is human happiness in the abstract, and so the man who is no...

Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The...

Big cheque for WardellCORE

This week, Wardell's Community Organised Resilience Effort was awarded $10,000 by Southern Cross Credit Union to start a community garden program.

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Biden Inauguration: speech, song and poetry herald new era for America

‘The dream of justice for all will be deferred no longer.’ After four years of turmoil, Joe Biden offered hope and calm to the American people in his first speech as President.

Julian Assange extradition case fails

The US government has failed in its bid to have Australian citizen Julian Assange moved from the UK to the USA to face multiple charges, which could have led to a maximum sentence of 170 years in prison.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

Here in the Byron Shire our crisis is so famous it’s made international news. It’s been in the US Rolling Stone even. It’s been in documentaries. It’s been in The Guardian. It’s what we live with here – every day. We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their super star tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market. People in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Miami found out that tough regulations actually aren’t bad for business after all. That’s just property market profiteering propaganda.

The Voice

I’ve been ruminating and researching on how best to support a ‘Yes’ response on the Voice referendum. I always come back to principles… devoid...

Letters – 1 February 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.