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August 1, 2021

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Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

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Zero

Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

Steve Rollison, Lennox Head

I have just had a flick through this week’s Echo.

I was distracted by Paul Bibby’s ‘local news’ article about an idea hatched by a local bar owner regarding the creation of a ‘show’ done by ‘locals’.

This person is correct that many people living in Byron and nearby, are upset about the upcoming Netflix series. I suspect people would see any similarly created ‘show/series/program’ in the same light.

How about, rather than make another similar show, you continue to boycott or protest arrangements regarding this other monstrosity and NOT make another show, which will likely be taken by the vast majority as exactly the same.


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Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council, a more in-depth submission (29...

History repeats

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