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Letters – 1 February 2023

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks and oppose CSG

More than 60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks on Saturday and police were called to a state forest near Gunnedah amid disputes over potential water extraction and fracking.

We’ve had the rain bomb, is a fire bomb next?

We had the Black Summer fires and then the floods and NSW Farmers says time is running out to prevent more mass bushfires at the end of this year.

Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court against the NRPP's refusal heard from 9 February.

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

The boys put on some 3on3 hustle. Photo Kylie Robertson

Byron Basketball held their 3on3 Comp last Sunday at the Cavanbah Centre, and what an amazing success it was. 

Credit to the volunteers who gave up their Sunday and the large number of basketball fanatics who travelled down from north of the border. 

Twenty-one teams from the Gold Coast and the Byron area battled it out over four age groups from U/12s to U/18s. 

Winners

U/12 girls Pacific Pines Panthers (Gold Coast), U/12 boys Pythons (Byron), U/14 boys Astrodogs (Gold Coast), U/16 boys Peanut Butter Fam (Gold Coast), U/18 boys Llamas in Pyjamas (Byron Bay).

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