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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Alison Nankivell, Suffolk Park

Bravo on Nolan’s Soap Box last week – Why the world still hates women.

I read it a day after my first Netflix binge (in a long time), having been recommended to watch the series Unbelievable – starring our very own Toni Collette – and holy shit – it drenched me to the bone. It took days to process. I related to every feeling of dis-empowerment, every feeling of outrage, fear, control… and I thought I was one of the strong ones – the lucky ones.

The thing is women are not trying to take over the world – we are not trying to take revenge or even weaken men. We are simply taking back that which is rightly ours. Our own power. Real masculinity supports this. Real men know the wisdom and intelligence that women possess – and yes, there are lots of real men out there.

The responsibility in this change lies entirely within the individual and those around her. To take back your power – You must first remember that you have it, then you need to take responsibility for it.

Women – stop saying ‘Yes’ when you mean ‘No’.

Women – stop gossiping, stop comparing – yourself, looks or success to other women – there is no need to compete – there is only one you.

Women – live deeply in your own truth – if you are unsure of that – go and figure it out (it’s the only thing worth doing).

Women – stop feeling bad about yourself. You are beautiful.

Women – look after each other – not in the attack of men – but in the strengthening of who you really are, which is un-fucking-stoppable!

In the end – the weak men will crumble. They always do… go forward fearlessly into your 2020! You got this!


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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...