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August 6, 2021

Culture clash and danger in paradise

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Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.

Israel vs Palestine

Jenny Bush, Wilsons Creek When the point scoring dies down there’s no question that since the British colonial occupiers of Palestine...

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection...

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Ian Cohen, Broken Head

A family walks on Seven Mile Beach possibly admiring the birdlife. Four-wheel-drive joyriders rip up the beach dangerously close and give the finger in passing – all in the NO VEHICLE zone north of the Byron Shire border.

Police are called and they issue a warning. Really! Car power first, pedestrian families and wildlife last? Why must senseless slaughter of our wildlife continue unabated. It’s locals [causing the damage] as well as visitors. Further, it is becoming more dangerous to intervene.

The whole coastline needs greater protection – from South Ballina to the northern border of Byron Shire prohibit 4WDs from our beaches unless in possession of a Disability Pass or launching a boat. In Byron Shire the adequate rules simply need corresponding enforcement from police, NPWS and Byron Council.

Please take down licence plates and report offenders to the police. Don’t give up when there is a no show. We are in for a season of hell for our natural, special areas. And link up with like-minded people. Don’t doof while Byron burns!


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One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.