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May 14, 2021

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Mark Streten, Ocean Shores

I read with interest the summary of your 2017–2018 financial year published on page 4 of the December 12 Echo.

So, ‘$1.6 million to fill potholes’ got me thinking. Just putting this out there – how about you spend OUR millions of dollars FIXING the potholes rather than filling, filling and filling again – which, of course, in the medium to long term costs US more. You know, a stitch in time saves nine ’n’ all that. Anyway, just a thought.  Merry Christmas.


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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

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Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

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Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

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Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...