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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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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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Transparency needed

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

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

I recently read in the local media about the Tweed Valley Way receiving $2 million from the federal government’s Black Spot funding program. This notoriously bad stretch of road was in desperate need of attention; the number of car accidents and fatalities was appalling.

I would like to personally congratulate the local council for making this road safer, a local priority and our local federal member Justine Elliot for making it a reality. This collaboration shows once again what can be done when different levels of government work together to achieve a desired outcome.

C Richards
Banora Point


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