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Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

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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...

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Cyclist dies in collision after refusing police request to stop – Casino

A cyclist has died following a collision with a vehicle after police asked him to stop.

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, will...


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay

A few months back, a small Banksia tree fell at the edge of the firebreak near the Cowper St pathway to the beach. A pretty red-leafed vine was growing on it, and attached to that was a large active beehive, buzzing with bees. Somehow, it fell in a way that saved the hive, which was suspended only a couple of inches from the grassy ground.

On Sunday, I had a look at it with my grandson but on Monday was dismayed to see large tyre marks on the slope leading up to where the hive was and the vine and hive now a tangled, broken mess in a pile.

The tyre tracks were similar to ones where the Council slasher had been working not far away, behind Marvell Hall on the same day.

It disturbs me greatly that in this day and age, when there is so much information out there on the importance of bees and the need to keep them flourishing, that such an act could take place.

Why was a beekeeper not brought in to remove the hive to a less public place if the possibility of a member of the public being stung was at issue here?

And if it was an act done by a Council drone (worker, not camera), how is it that there is so much disconnect between our predominantly green Council and its workers?

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