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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter...

Zenith Virago, Brunswick Heads

I would just like to thank everyone for your loving messages of congratulations. It was overwhelming to be nominated and to become the 2021 Byron Citizen of the Year. Thank you everyone. It was so unexpected, but it feels fabulous to be recognised and honoured by the community. I also want to honour the other nominees for their community work.

I trust it will encourage people to do the work they believe in, to stand up for the causes they believe in, to be unconventional, to be queer and visible, and to learn so many rich life lessons to become the very best people we can be, with all our imperfections. To not be afraid. 

It’s been an incredible experience to live this one wild and precious life, to have been an unruly, outspoken feminist and dyke. To somehow, slowly to have become an easily accessible community resource, to stand strongly for women’s issues, and to protest against violence on women and children. To create and present the V Day flashmob and the Vagina Conversations, and encourage the word vagina to be in more common usage. To stand up openly for LGBTIQ issues, equal human rights and marriage equality. To have made dying, death, and loss a more familiar, and easier to bear experience. To dive deep into death, ceremony and our rites of passage with so many courageous and capable people. To marry over 2,500 couples, to have had so much fun doing it, to have met such incredible people, to love and be loved. I feel so fortunate.

So, to all of us living, working, and volunteering to make ourselves, our friends, our families, our communities and our worlds more holistic, concerned, connected and kind – never give up. Every little action, every loud noisy protest, every debate counts. We really do need to be the change we want to see.


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