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December 9, 2021

Good one Michael

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Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

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Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

Not cats

It’s climate change, stupid. Not cats that is impacting birds and wildlife. One in six Australian birds are now...

Paul Brecht, Evans Head

Reading Michael McDonald’s article Ghost in the archives (10 March) made me laugh a lot because I remember.

Oh the memories of those heady days in the 90s Michael. I had a good laugh at your suggestion to young men and their overpowering stench of Lynx that instead they apply a bit of nature and rub gum leaves on their armpits and smell like trees.

Great to see you haven’t lost your wit without being an Echo drudge and consuming copious amounts of wine? Keep an eye on them magpies bro.


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Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

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Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

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