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February 25, 2021

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Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

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Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Mullum’s green spine

M Green, Myocum Regarding Council’s concept ideas for the Stuart Street ‘Green Spine Project’, I am strongly opposed to any...

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

Skennars Head

Joshua Scicluna, Skennars Head I am a resident of Skennars Head, and I am absolutely appalled to see my favourite...

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Fast Buck$, Coorabell

Recently a Sydney pollie named Ted Mack died. Widely respected, he was the independent mayor for North Sydney and then an independent state member.

In a book he wrote on local government he outlined, among other things, the ways bureaucrats manipulate elected councillors. The relationship between our mayor and former GM Ken Gainger is a classic case.

Readers should entertain themselves by checking out a February copy of the Byron News in which Simon lavishly praises and thanks Ken for the ‘guidance’ he’d given him after he’d become mayor! Talk about naïve.

Simon will likely go to his grave without ever realising; but he did say at the Council meeting last week that one must be capable of changing one’s mind.

I’d like to hear from anyone who knows how I might obtain a copy of said book. My plan is to quote sections of it to Simon; he’s definitely the kind of person who will take notice of an uncomfortable idea only if it comes from a credible source – which unfortunately excludes me. I’m just another one of those conspiracy theorists, apparently.


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