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July 31, 2021

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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

A meet-the-candidates night at the Cabarita Sports Club will be held on Monday 13 August at 7pm, not on Saturday, as wrongly stated in our report yesterday.

The event is being organised by the Cabarita Beach-Bogangar Residents Association.

Current Tweed mayor Barry Longland and Crs Katie Milne and Dot Holdom will be joined by new faces hoping to be elected to Tweed council and represent their communities, including independents Eddie Roberts and Gary Bagnall, and Labor’s Michael Armstrong.

For information on the event, call Suzi on 0417 349 274.

Nominations for the local-government election close at noon on Wednesday 8 August.

To find out if you are on the electoral roll, or to update your details, visit the NSW Electoral Commission web site or telephone 1300 135 736.

 


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