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Byron Shire
December 1, 2021

Toilet surprise

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Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

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Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Editorial – A potted history of local elections

The election of the Byron Shire mayor and councillors on December 4 will be the ninth such poll this newspaper has covered.

Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search...

Candidate integrity

I write in reference to ‘Letters’ about Ballina candidates in last week’s Echo and would offer the following in...

Gabi Giacomin, Ocean Shores

I popped into the Brunswick public toilets last week and got such a lovely surprise. They had been renovated to a first world standard.

While the bickering was unfolding between Jan Barham, MP Tamara Smith and Byron Council over the Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail and bypass last year, someone was getting on with the job of fixing this toilet block which had stood decaying for years. Previous Councils had allowed it to deteriorate to a state which made locals fearful that the roof might cave in on them upon entry.

A huge shout out to Simon Richardson and his team for fixing the toilets. I will be grateful for the rest of my years in the Shire. Praise given where earned!


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Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

All your entertainment news in one brilliant place

Grumpy Grandma’s 

There are few in the region who aren’t familiar with Grumpy Grandma’s olives. Tim Stone and his wife Lynne produce these olives and extra...

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have missed it until it was...

Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin to some of New York’s...