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March 6, 2021

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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

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

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

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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Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...


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Suffolk Park pump track

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New Greens team

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