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February 25, 2021

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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Editorial – A personal take on politics and media

Since its inception in 1986 by a bunch of ratbag hippy locals, The Echo has championed the voice of the afflicted, not the comfortable. That should be the aim of every media organisation.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Elon Musk

David Gilet, Byron Bay Normally I would agree with anything written by Robin Harrison, but I cannot agree with his...

Community bar – not

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

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

Vince Kean, Murwillumbah

What a crazy world we seem to be entering. Our Prime Minister and his child bashing Liberal cohorts seem to believe that they should take their anger out on Australian kids stuck in Syrian camps.

Does he believe that they somehow signed up for ISIS? Does he fear an outbreak of suicide bombings in preschools and playgroups across the country?

We cannot select our parents and we should not suffer unnecessary disadvantage because of the actions of our parents. Just what does this man and his nasty party stand for? Whatever it is it has nothing to do with my values and the values of my country.

At the same time we have reports that a large part of the state of NSW intend voting for the National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed Fishers and Shooters party which is attempting to weasel their way into power by attaching the word ‘farmers’ to their party name.

They announced their NRA backed intention of flooding the country with weapons. Hopefully people will reject their un-Australian agenda.


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Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021