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February 27, 2021

Sorting out the goodies from the baddies

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Our glorious leader has given us permission to use much more simplified language now to describe current conflicts around the globe.  This in turn makes it so much easier for my poor little head to work out who the goodies and baddies are, and I thank him for that.  I was just so darned worried about the world before the last election, now I live in bliss.

But then, I open the letters to the Echo and I feel vaguely disturbed.  Catching up on our current crop of dramas here in the shire:  Belongil rock wall, West Byron, Brunswick caravan parks, peak oil production in Mullumbimby, absolutely anyone trying to build anything in Bangalow over a certain resident’s dead body and of course the ever-colourful give-me-my-zoning-or-you’ll-all-get-it in Coorabell. It’s hard to know whom the goodies and baddies are.

Life is much calmer up here in the (very-west) Byron Shire.

Nick Mills, Eureka


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