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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Sapoty Brook, Main Arm

Fight for the Bight? Yeah right. Worrying about an oil spill in the Bight is like worrying about the baby’s nappy while s/he is drowning in the septic tank.

How about ‘No New Oil!’ After all, it is a climate emergency, isn’t it? Just because you may happen to be driving a fossil-fuelled vehicle is no justification for going soft on oil.

To justify my stipend from the FFI (Fossil Fuel Industry) I’d better throw some doubt into my letter…

This summer it is important to support government policies by travelling around creating as much harmless carbom diexide as possible. Spend all your savings so you won’t be tempted to buy one of those pathetic electric cars next year. Eat more high emission – beef: that keeps all the hospital beds full, and big farmer, oops I mean big Pharma, as happy as ScumMo!

You too can be happy. All you need is Faith, da da dadaa. Roll over John Lennon, homo stupidien is in control of planet Earth.

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