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December 6, 2021

A better game than war

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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Election week sees Vanessa Ekins doing her blocky

Enjoying a few precious minutes break in an election week is a real luxury and Lismore mayoral candidate and current Mayor Vanessa Ekins managed to fit an Echo interview in between her TAFE Auslan course and the pre-poll station on Woodlark Street.

Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Deconstructing the brand

It is noted that the nine houses on the seafront at Elements, Belongil have been approved by Byron Council....

Candidates against the train

Bruce Clarke, Mark Swivel and Asren Pugh have officially stated they do not believe it’s worth trying to get...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

I am ecstatic that Tony Abbott is going to ‘shirt front’ Vladimir Putin.  I hope it’s the beginning of a wonderful trend.  If another nation offends, threatens or hurts your people, your leader takes off his shirt, puts on the boxing gloves or the martial arts uniform and has a bit of biffo with the other nation’s leader.

Ah, think of the money we can now save in defence spending, the saving of all those soldiers’ lives.  No more arms race, no more arms trade, no more environments laid waste to war, no more child soldiers, no more refugees fleeing war, no more soldiers raping women, no more torture, no more innocent lives tragically lost, no more ‘collateral damage’.  Oh the joy of it!

And to think it is Australia’s own Tony Abbott who bravely puts himself on the front line to kick-start (or at least kick-box) this peaceful new world into being!  Another great first for Australia!

Bobbi Allan, Mullumbimby

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  1. We have achieved Ronald Regan status. Like a man with senile dementia , in charge of the nuclear codes with his finger skipping around the launch button, The absurdity, inanity incredulity reaches such an intensity whereby no critical commentary is possible. One can only scrunch their eyes, rub face with hands, and anxiously mumble ‘i am not here this is not really happening’ a thousand times


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