Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Against Israel's advanced weaponry Palestine boasts slingshots, scissors, kitchen knives and thousands of rudimentary rockets which damaged some Israeli roofs; Gaza has been repeatedly blitzed, razed and will be uninhabitable by 2020.
Gary Walsh, Brunswick Heads. Victoria de la Fuente, you admit to attending 5 Doofs 2 of which were organised by Spanish people(your words not mine).So you should not be aggrieved by the comments of Dailan Pugh and the Echo as you and all of the other like minded people regardless of where their from who attend these Doofs have no respect for the local enviroment or the local people,you are part of the problem.
Jim Rogers, Byron Bay Leaving nationalities aside, the bottom line on Doof Parties in the Arakwal National Park is that it is illegal to organise, run or attend such a party. Organisers can be fined up to $15,000 and have equipment confiscated and attendees can be fined $3,300.
Neil Morrison, Byron Bay. Dear Councillors, In the matter of BSC’s proposals for various rate increases over the period I believe firstly your notices inclosed with our rate notices do verge on the fraudulent in that this information failed to... Read More →
Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay. I fully support the sentiments expressed in letters by both Jannine Barron of Mullumbimby (January 4), and Helen O’Sullivan, Ocean shores (January 11). Jannine referred to the over- sexualised image of a woman on the McGregor’s... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. I have been watching and reading about the Pottsville Men’s Shed debacle for a very long time and decided to travel with a friend to see the proposed sites of Black Rocks Sports Ground and Lot 3... Read More →
Judy Quinn, Sydney. I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at Nimbin Hospital for the excellent treatment I received there on the evening of New Years Day. I was suffering from a very painful bladder infection... Read More →
Jim Rogers, Byron Bay. So M/s de la Fuentes is offended because the Spanish speaking community were blamed for the illegal NYE doof party at Tallow Creek that annoyed and offended local residents.
Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. Hiding behind Tweed Shire Council walls on $180,000 dollars pay cheque, council’s Director of Community and Natural Resources informs us that our library at Tweed Heads has been shut down for up to nine months because there were no other alternatives.
Lee Cass, Byron Bay. I have been misquoted by Element’s Jeremy Holmes using the information in my letter to The Echo on the company advertising its 'solar train'..
Chris Michael, Bulahdelah. While holidaying over the xmas break at my grandfather's house in South Golden Beach I got a bit depressed reading about president pussygroper's ascension to the Whitehouse and googling unsolved crime in NSW.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I wish to apologise for singling out the Spanish community with my comments regarding doofs at Tallow Creek, I acknowledge that irrespective of how many Spanish people attend or how many doofs they organise, the community is not responsible. Just as I am not responsible for the local doof organisers..
John Wilson, Brunswick Heads. My understanding of green party values, apart from the obvious, is that they include social and economic equality and encouraging and supporting people to work together in their communities for their communities. Around three months ago Council... Read More →
George Greenough, Broken Head. I have had several incidents with dolphins where they have protected me from sharks. They formed a very tight circle around and under me. In a different incident four dolphins came over to me; two took up... Read More →
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. Mounting a project ten times bigger than the NBN would reduce Australian emissions by half in about ten years. If done in harmony with the rest of the planet you might still keep below 2 degrees. So,... Read More →
I am writing this letter to express my sadness and disappointment with the Byron Shire Echo editor who wrote 'Byron wakes up to NYE aftermath' article in last week's edition. Firstly, how someone can write such a disrespectful article that goes to the front page of a local newspaper? What is the information given based on? Have you thought about the moral damage that is involved? I personaly respect all differents opinions or thoughts that anyone can have about anyting although It is quite important to be based on facts and real informaton when writing for a newspaper as there is always an impact behind it. This article is based on someone's personal and uncertain opinion and it is not fair that it goes to a newspaper. If the writer of the article or the local enironmental activist Dailan Pugh would have done a bit of research they would have been very surprised when finding out who is actually organising most of these events/parties. I am Spanish and I have lived in Byron bay for the last three years. I consider myself part of this "Spanish community" mentioned in the article as I know most of the Spanish living in the area and I don't know or have heard of anyone organising a beach party for NYE, why do we have to be included in this article then? Moreover I would like to mention our respect and love for this beatiful piece of land and the gratefulness of having the oportunity to be part of it. The Spanish community deserves public appologgies from the Echo team. Sincerely. Javier Mayrata. I am writing this letter to express my sadness and disappointment with the Byron Shire Echo editor who wrote 'Byron wakes up to NYE aftermath' article in last week's edition.
Victoria de la Fuente. I believe that the words used to talk about our home countries are truly disrespectful, describing them as a destroyed and trashed places.
Joe Monks, The Gap. Will it ever stop? Sussan Ley has decided to pay us back for her trip to the Gold Coast to visit ‘stakeholders’ – code for supporters who facilitated her election or will profit from her policy... Read More →
Tracey Stinson, director community and natural resources, Tweed Shire Council. Tweed Heads residents concerned by Terry Sharples’ recent letter (Echonetdaily 28 December 2016) will be pleased to know that reduced library services will still be available at Tweed Heads despite... Read More →
Paul Davies, Suffolk Park. A thin sliver of intense red sunlight, like a giant bloody fingernail clipping, cuts above the horizon and soon vanishes up into clouds gathering off Cape Byron. It’s sunrise on New Years’ Day, 2017. Hundreds of... Read More →
Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. This year they are implementing a pension assets test for the hoi polloi whilst the fat cat bureaucrats sit back for the rest of their lives, licking the cream with their excessive, non-means tested pensions. I guess... Read More →
Sue Arnold Ocean Shores. The Shire is overwhelmed with tourists. It’s more like a war zone. On top of a massive influx of people coming to Byron for holidays, the Falls Festival is the last straw. Aerial photos of the Yelgun... Read More →
Jo Faith, Newtown I read with interest that the much discussed solar train, servicing Elements Resort is in the process of being fitted with appropriate technology to run and will also have a back up of electric and diesel power. This... Read More →
Jim Beatson, Byron Bay I live in Byron Bay, just near Byron High. This is the joy that our visitors brought me on New Year’s Eve. On Paterson Hill, the morning after New Year’s Eve, the Arakwal National Park was... Read More →
Marianne McCormack, Billinudgel Do lives matter in the Byron Shire? Well it seems they do, but only if you choose to holiday or swim in Byron Bay or Brunswick Heads. While walking along Ocean Shores, New Brighton and South Golden... Read More →