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May 12, 2021

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Extreme MMA Byron Bay

Extreme MMA Byron Bay are running another competition for their members to win an Extreme Beach Cruiser supplied by Sunrise Cycles Byron Bay.

Extreme are passionate about Martial Arts, health and fitness and supporting local businesses as Byron has so much to offer.

Similar to the promotion done with Emery Surf Boards, Extreme in conjunction with Sunrise Cycles will be giving away an Extreme Beach Cruiser every 6 months.  Both competitions will run 3 months apart and for the MONTH OF OCTOBER anyone that joins the Extreme Family will go in the draw to win the Extreme Board and Bike too!!

Get in with your friends to get fit and confident for Summer and go into the draw to win these Amazing prizes.

And if you’re looking for a new Bike, repair or accessories to beat the Summer Byron Traffic go see Scott and the Team at Sunrise Cycles they sure know there stuff.

Sunrise Cycles – Byron Bay  6680 9590, Extreme MMA Byron Bay 6685 7001

Extreme Mixed Martial Arts

2/19 Tasman Way, Byron Bay, NSW, 2480 | 02 6685 7001| byronbaymma.com

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.