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June 24, 2024

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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

Other News

Critical incident investigation declared following motorcycle crash – Lismore

A critical investigation has been declared after a teenager was injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lismore.

Vale musician, Ian Walsh

Local muso, Ian Walsh, passed away peacefully at home recently with his long-time partner, Faye, and loyal dog, Louie, by his side.

Bruns, the fishing town, becomes a musical!  

‘All the old salts have moved on… All the old salts have moved on… I’m wondering where they’ve gone…’

Max to the Max

As a young man who grew up in the Byron Shire, Max McAuley discovered his talent for dance and performance at an early age. When his parents saw him playing music videos over and over again and copying the choreography, they decided it was time to enrol him in formal dance lessons.

No ‘key worker’ or ‘affordable housing’ for Ballina Council’s Wollongbar development

On the second last piece of Ballina Shire Council-owned residential land they have decided to develop the land with no affordable or public housing components. 

Supporting women’s mental health in Ballina

Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety, and one in five women compared to one in eight men suffer from mental ill health or disorder.

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay

It’s not often I get a laugh out of a newspaper’s editorial, but Hans Lovejoy’s tongue-firmly-in-cheek paragraphs on June 12 did just that. It underlined the missive of Orwell’s 1984, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and China’s government’s statement that no-one died at Tiananmen Square.

ScoMo’s glib comment on TV that the Australian Federal Police raid was ‘nothing to do with the government,’ made me feel sick.

If this letter compromises Echonetdaily’s freedom of speech, let me know and I’ll withdraw this letter and publish it – with video evidence – on social media.


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