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May 8, 2021

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

Love flowers at the market

As mothers across Australia look forward to (slightly burnt) toast in bed, the local farmers and producers in our...

Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Venkat Subramanya, Suffolk Park

Three to four years ago there was a huge outcry about potholes and state of roads in Byron Shire similar to what Mr Richard Hil is alluding to (Echo, January 6).

At the time, a spokesperson for Council silenced the critics with this stunning reply: ‘the tarmac does not sit well with the volcanic soil of Byron Shire’. Many were perplexed how the neighbouring shires managed to keep their roads in good nick despite similar soil conditions to Byron Shire, and all being neighbours of Mt Warning.

The roads continued their abysmal state and at each Council election the prospective candidates promised the moon, stars a bypass etc, but life as they say went on.

A couple of years ago suddenly the media went into a frenzy about an invasion of celebs from Hollywood taking over at Broken Head. Lo and behold, Council got their collective fingers out and the road between Suffolk Park and Midgen Flat turnoff, heading towards Broken Head was repaired and brought to top condition almost overnight.

It is rumoured many celebs are still drifting towards the Shire, so perhaps Mr Hill can persuade a celeb or even better a Councillor to come and reside in Palm Ave. Miracles may soon come to pass.


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Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

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