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New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Ollie Langridge, Wellington NZ

Byron Bay is an amazing place. Beautiful nature and wildlife on land and in the ocean. A centre of environmental awareness – or so I thought.

I’m over here from NZ for a month and in the 27 days I’ve been here, I haven’t seen a single electric vehicle (EV). Not even one. Where are all the entry level Nissan Leafs and eNV200s?

Every day I see nose to tail traffic coming into Byron Bay CBD and not even one of them is electric. Are all these cars doing more than 140kms a day? That distance is easily achievable in a basic EV.

What I do see are hundreds of big, grunty off-roaders with snorkels spewing carbon monoxide.

Is it an unwritten rule that when parked, even if the windows are down, people have to leave the engine running all the time?

I’m confused.


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