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March 9, 2021

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Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

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Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

I agree with Byron Council’s decision to use herbicides to control bitou bush and other weeds. If chemically averse residents were truly concerned about suspected (not proven) side effects they would be happy to manually remove weeds near their properties and other areas within the Shire.

If all Byron residents cleared one square kilometre there would be no need to use herbicides. For Council it’s an economic reality to spray herbicides. Keep up the good work, Byron Council.

Ian Wiggins, Ballina

 


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