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It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Water security needed and that means we need to think beyond the traditional dam

As two professional engineers, each with over 40 years of experience in the water industry, we support Rous County Council’s decision to start tapping into underground water resources to meet the growing water supply needs of our region.

What’s Nu in COVID variants? Highlighted need for stronger Australian contribution

According to the End COVID For All campaign the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Botswana, most likely to be called 'Nu', underlines the need for Australia to step up its contribution to co-oridnated global efforts to prevent the virus’ spread and mutation.

Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

NSW public schools to strike December 7 

The president of the NSW Teachers Federation announced on Saturday morning that NSW public school teachers and principals will go on strike one day next week.

Leigh Thomas says political affiliations not relevant to Council decision making

Leigh Thomas is the lead candidate for Group M running in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Thomas...

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Asren Pugh, Bangalow

I want to say thank you to Paul Spooner for all of his work at the Byron Community Centre over the past 10 years.

It is sad to learn that he has decided to move on but he leaves a lasting legacy. What a wonderful contribution he has made to the uniqueness, culture, and social cohesion of our community over the past 10 years.

Paul has ensured that our wonderful Community Centre has remained financially viable while continuing to support innovative and essential programs for our community. Liberation Larder, Bay FM, the world-renowned markets, homeless breakfast, counselling, tax help, no-interest loans, ageing programs, and countless cultural and political forums and shows in the wonderful theatre are just the beginning.

Thank you, Paul, from me and I’m sure the whole Byron Bay community.


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