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May 12, 2021

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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

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Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

It’s spring and time to feed your soil

It’s springtime, so get your garden growing! Cow manure enriches the soil, gently feeding and nourishing plants while encouraging earthworm activity and increasing moisture retention. Work it generously into the soil when you are establishing new garden beds, or apply a 5cm-deep layer to existing gardens.

Healthy soil means happy, healthy plants, and that means fewer pests and diseases for you to worry about.

Top up the mulch on garden beds to help conserve moisture and suppress weeds. BFA-certified organic sugar cane mulch is ideal for herb and vegetable gardens. You can also use it on ornamental gardens.

Be generous when mulching – you need a reasonable depth for it to do its job properly. Keep the mulch away from the stems of plants. Water thoroughly after fertilising and mulching, and then water only as required.

Find out more at Eden at Byron, 140 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay or phone 6685 6874. Visit edenatbyron.com.au.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...

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 is at the discretion of...