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June 27, 2022

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Honours shared in premiership football derby

Byron Bay FC were fourth placed on the Football Far North Coast premiership ladder after a 3-3 draw playing away against Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC in round seven of the competition.

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Letters to the editor

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

NSW Upper House agrees govt flood response ‘insufficient’

The NSW Government has supported a crossbench motion in NSW Parliament on June 8 that their response to the Northern Rivers floods was ‘insufficient’.

Labor members back pardoning of Assange

With Australian journalist and Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, fighting extradition from the UK to the US on espionage charges, local Labor branches are mobilising to put pressure on the new Labor government to do more for his release.

Lettuce to the Editor

As a writer you never really know what is going to strike a chord with your audience. What will inspire them? Make them think? Make them change their mind? Make them angry? After more than two decades of publishing I am still surprised by what rocks a reader’s boat. About a week ago I discovered that a lot of people have strong opinions on the humble iceberg. I’m not talking about the one that took out theTitantic. I’m talking about the one that has been sinking wallets at the supermarket.

Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 22 June, 2022

The Northern Rivers Conservatorium Executive Director, Anita Bellman, is thrilled to announce that there will be free tickets for all flood-affected members of our community to attend the NRC 2022 Visiting Artist program, made possible with the support of our friends at Musica Viva and Southern Cross University.

Greens Byron Shire councillor Sarah Ndiaye is the new deputy mayor. PHOTO: Tree Faerie

Greens member Sarah Ndiaye is the new Byron Shire deputy mayor after she was the only nominee in a council vote last week.

Deputy mayor positions across the Northern Rivers have been refreshed, with twelve months to go before New South Wales local government elections.

Cr Ndiaye won’t get a pay-rise with her new title unless she is asked to step in for the mayor at any time in the next year, in line with Byron Shire policy under state government law.

Both the mayor and the deputy mayor of Byron Shire are members of the Greens, as was already the case with former deputy mayor, Michael Lyon.

Ballina Shire councillors also met last week and voted unanimously for Eoin Johnston as deputy mayor.

Councillor Johnston says he isn’t a member of any political party and takes over from former Ballina Deputy Mayor Nathan Willis.

Independent Councillor Chris Cherry was re-elected as deputy mayor of the Tweed shire earlier this month and Lismore councillors elected Cr Darlene Cook.

Registered New South Wales voters will have a chance to vote for all members of local government on the twelfth of September next year.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. DO THEY UNDERSTAND THE VOTING SYSTEM?

    POP EYE HAS USED THE POWER OF DECEPTION
    OUR WILDERNESS IS BEING DESTROYED
    TREE BY TREE

    THIS SYSTEM CAN BE REVERSED.
    WE CAN DO IT
    NEVER GIVE UP
    THE CHANGE CAN HAPPEN INSTANTLY
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