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January 24, 2022

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

SES issues Minor Flood warning for Lismore

Moderate rainfall across the Wilsons River catchment since Wednesday has caused significant river level rises along the Wilsons River and its tributaries, which has the potential to cause minor flooding along the Wilsons River at Lismore late Friday morning.

Vashti Easton Wright, Byron Bay

I have discovered that the Mullumbytes Facebook group has 11,652 members and is moderated by one white man (admin). There is another moderator listed who, I believe, is the same person!

I posted the letter published in The Echo, (December 24) on the Mullumbytes page. Despite many positive comments and discussions around the topic, admin deleted it, four times, over as many days.

Admin has muted anyone he disagrees with (he muted me for a week).

Mullumbytes purports to be a community page, but I am left frustrated with the way one individual wields so much power. We are a mostly white population here and while there is surface support for First Nations culture there are also murky depths of racism, white supremacy and bigotry that emerge when anyone talks about racism, injustice and rights for First Nations people; and the voices speaking out against that should be heard.


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