Narelle Childs, Goonengerry. I would like to thank the police at Brunswick Heads for their assistance earlier this week.
Cr Katie Milne, mayor Tweed Shire Council. Was your home or business affected by the recent flood in the Tweed? You may be eligible for financial or other support from the Tweed Mayoral Flood Appeal. Applications are now open.
Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay. Following on from other letters regarding the new public hospital at Byron Bay, I would like to raise the issue of transport, or lack of it.
Marie Lawton, NRRT Inc. The state government may be looking at selling off parts of the rail corridor. We all need to act now and secure our community rail trail as soon as possible or lose the corridor forever. Recent... Read More →
Jo Faith, Newtown. We live in an era where the colonising power of land grabs still occurs. At the same time we witness the rights of communities standing up to the rusted pistons of democratic political representation as their rights... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Westpac Bank for changing their sustainability policy which now rules out funding any new coal mines and coal fired generation projects including the proposed Adani coal mine to... Read More →
Name and address supplied. Regarding your story on the treatment of stroke victim Paul Rea at Byron Central Hospital, Mr Rea is one of the lucky ones; not all strokes in Byron Shire turn out so well. My own experience was... Read More →
Doug Moss, Byron Bay. In the interests of balance in the debate, I’ll offer a different perspective to that often stated by anti-vaxxers. But first, it’s right to acknowledge that both sides of the debate are motivated by the well-being... Read More →
Margot Hays, Bangalow. I would like to leave a message to the person who left the disgusting graffiti all over Bangalow skate park. ‘I am seriously worried about the ‘mind’ of the graffiti person/persons who left the disgusting message all... Read More →
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. About 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have refused food since April 17, Palestinian Prisoners' Day, they are calling for an end to ongoing collective punishment, administrative detention, continued denial of fair trial, and illegal transfer and deportation of detainees.
Deborah and Mick Stacey, Ocean Shores. A fond farewell to Dr Bill Williams, who passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home in Torquay, coastal Victoria, on 12 September 2016. The world will miss Bill, but his spirit and determination as a human being, will inspire generations to come.
Jan Barham, Broken Head. I was pleased that Byron Shire Council voted for the protection of the Brunswick Heads crown lands and importantly the community access to the foreshore.
Jill Keogh, Federal. Two things I learnt on Anzac Day;- warpowersreform.org.au is working to have the decision to send Australian men and women to war, made by the entire parliament, NOT the prime minister or executive alone. APEEL a group of highly- qualified environmental... Read More →
Susana Gardavsky, Myocum Anzac Day and the wretched planes fly over our shire as if it is just another day to make more $$$. It is not legal to operate a business on Anzac Day while the parade is taking place. At... Read More →
John Stevens, Mullumbimby This is a letter written following the Mullumbimby ANZAC service. As the last post sounded the crowd hushed and fell silent for the minute of deep reflection that was asked for; a lone voice yelled out interrupting... Read More →
Charles MacFarland Ewingsdale As I’m sure you’re aware, big problems facing the world today are “How shall women conduct their lives?” and “What about men and jobs?”
Ralph Branding, Mermaid Waters. Your Mullumbimby Hospital article generated the following recollections. I am a retired architect, town planner and heritage adviser now living on the Gold Coast but most of my professional career was spent in New South Wales where... Read More →
Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. This is clear evidence of a situation that has been happening for a long time where companies donations to Liberal and Labor election campaigns have meant roads win over rail every time. Australia is now the most car dependent country in the whole world.
Susana Gardavsky, Myocum. What a beautiful holiday long weekend we had though no thanks to the small aircraft noise which polluted our air space pretty much the whole weekend and is continuing on just because they can.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. The pro-vaccination movement seems to be ramping up. Since our region has some of the highest vaccination resistance around, it’s probably appropriate to have this discussion here.
David Norris, Pottsville. Many ancient religions believed that the ritual of human sacrifice was needed to gain favour and appease god’s wrath. Every Easter I am reminded that Christian belief is founded on the sacrificial slaughter of a human male... Read More →
Charlie Hewitt, Lennox Head. Reflecting on my outburst last week, I wonder if there is a more creative and less rude way to approach the Lennox ski jump debacle? Clever countries like America use steep land to build summer ski... Read More →
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The Byron council agenda for April 20 contains several motions from councillors which are intended to change or amend recommendations of previous or current staff reports. The staff involved are required to comment on the councillors’ motions and have... Read More →
Charlie Hewitt, Lennox Head. Touting ‘economic benefits’ as the justification for a 14-storey-high ski jump on the dunes at Lennox Head is nonsensical and offensive. Spend $10m on a small handful of elite athletes in an obscure sport who might occasionally... Read More →
Phillip M’Bottle, Billinudgel (correct name & address supplied). I am riting to say that I am very mush in flavor of the dishtillery at the end of Muddle Picket Road. I enjoy a tipple in the afternoon and a quiet... Read More →