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February 27, 2021

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Michael Reynolds received a standing ovation at Bangalow A&I Hall last Thursday evening. He has dedicated more than half his lifetime to developing an amazing sustainable home built from recyclable materials. It’s fully self-sufficient and it works!

With about $6k, a working model the size of a studio could be built in Mullumbimby in 4–5 days. It’s happening around the world, so it would be great if the Alternative capital of Australia, Byron Shire, showed the initiative to examine closely and then implement it if successful.

The people of Haiti, Anadaman Islands (off India), Jamaica and Sierra Leone appeared well satisfied.

Michael builds with the locals and trains them along the way. Other more elaborate models are now being build in the USA, Norway, Mexico, Holland, Canada, France and England. This is awesome. Watch the DVD Garbage Warrior or visit www.earthship.com for details.

Peter Duke


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