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Hans Lovejoy

In addition to his role as the editor of the Byron Shire Echo since 2010, Hans is an accomplished musician. A graduate of the Canberra School of Music, Hans has played the double bass and electric bass for more than 20 years, in all styles and at most of Australia's premier festivals. See www.hanslovejoy.com for more.

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Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

Editorial: Discourse, of course!

Ever since the pandemic erupted in early 2020, the narrative by the Western world’s governments, big pharma and complicit corporate media, has been ever-present, and dominant.

Who are the newly elected councillors? 

Eight Byron Shire councillor positions were confirmed last week, following the election of Michael Lyon as Mayor.

Broken Head community rallies for its church

The newly formed Broken Head Society Inc has put an Expression of Interest (EOI) to buy St Oswald’s memorial church from the Grafton Diocese for $1m, so it can ‘be held in trust, in perpetuity’.

Yurt design aimed at social housing crisis

Think of yurts, and generally lightweight canvas tents come to mind. Yet Brian Forbes has invented a rotating and elevating yurt, which he says can address the chronic shortage of affordable housing.

NSW Govt squeezes councils

‘Hell is empty and all the devils are here’ wrote William Shakespeare in The Tempest. With that in mind, dear reader, the Liberal–Nationals NSW government have shuffled their ministry deckchairs.

Media shmedia

Do you pay close attention to who owns the news you consume, and what their agenda is?

Foreign-owned water entitlements at 11 per cent

The Productivity Commission, an independent federal agency that reviews and advises on government policy, has released its latest report: Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

IP dispute over aquaponics invention

Two organic farmers from Nimbin, Andrew Bodlovich and Hogan Gleeson, invented a sustainable food production system that they hoped would help feed the world. Now they say they risk losing 20 years of work owing to a legal battle with ‘big business interests’ that backed the technology.

Editorial – Power transfer station

How’s the election campaigning going for December 4? As a voter of considerable intellect and breathlessly appealing good looks, are you wanting to enter and exit the election booth as quickly as you can?

Broken Head Community rallies to save church from sale

The decision by the Anglican Church to sell St Oswalds Memorial Church in Broken Head has sparked widespread community concern, given that the 99-year-old church was gifted by residents as a dedicated memorial to three local men killed in WWI.

Vale trailblazing filmmaker Max Stahl

By David Bradbury One remarkable moment in history was captured courageously by Max Stahl.  He kept his camera rolling under threat of being shot by Indonesian...

Byron Shire Mayoral candidate Q&A – part 1

Let’s get cracking for the December 4 elections!  Some councillors are seeking re-election along with new comers. So, who are these people that want to...

Election poster in Bruns ‘illegal’, sparks complaint

A poster for Mark Swivel’s candidacy has been illegally placed on land managed by RMS in Brunswick Heads, says Greens candidate Duncan Dey. A complaint...

Cr Cameron quits mayoral race

Independent councillor, Basil Cameron, says he will not contest the upcoming mayoral and Council elections, to be held December 4. He said on social media,...

Election wedges

Since the ballot was drawn last week, all the candidates are now presented on a platter before a hungry electorate. Are you hungry for change? Voters...

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Hospitals under strain

With ever increasing pressure on health services across the nation and locally, how are health staff coping – and are there enough ICU beds and ventilators to cope with the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases?

Carjacking in Ocean Shores, warrants issued

A young Ocean Shores man and his friends were recently held captive at knife-point and driven to Coolamon Scenic Drive by two young men before they escaped unharmed.

Editorial: Discourse, of course!

Ever since the pandemic erupted in early 2020, the narrative by the Western world’s governments, big pharma and complicit corporate media, has been ever-present, and dominant.

Who are the newly elected councillors? 

Eight Byron Shire councillor positions were confirmed last week, following the election of Michael Lyon as Mayor.

Broken Head community rallies for its church

The newly formed Broken Head Society Inc has put an Expression of Interest (EOI) to buy St Oswald’s memorial church from the Grafton Diocese for $1m, so it can ‘be held in trust, in perpetuity’.

Yurt design aimed at social housing crisis

Think of yurts, and generally lightweight canvas tents come to mind. Yet Brian Forbes has invented a rotating and elevating yurt, which he says can address the chronic shortage of affordable housing.

NSW Govt squeezes councils

‘Hell is empty and all the devils are here’ wrote William Shakespeare in The Tempest. With that in mind, dear reader, the Liberal–Nationals NSW government have shuffled their ministry deckchairs.

Media shmedia

Do you pay close attention to who owns the news you consume, and what their agenda is?

Foreign-owned water entitlements at 11 per cent

The Productivity Commission, an independent federal agency that reviews and advises on government policy, has released its latest report: Register of Foreign-owned Water Entitlements.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

IP dispute over aquaponics invention

Two organic farmers from Nimbin, Andrew Bodlovich and Hogan Gleeson, invented a sustainable food production system that they hoped would help feed the world. Now they say they risk losing 20 years of work owing to a legal battle with ‘big business interests’ that backed the technology.

Editorial – Power transfer station

How’s the election campaigning going for December 4? As a voter of considerable intellect and breathlessly appealing good looks, are you wanting to enter and exit the election booth as quickly as you can?

Broken Head Community rallies to save church from sale

The decision by the Anglican Church to sell St Oswalds Memorial Church in Broken Head has sparked widespread community concern, given that the 99-year-old church was gifted by residents as a dedicated memorial to three local men killed in WWI.

Vale trailblazing filmmaker Max Stahl

By David Bradbury One remarkable moment in history was captured courageously by Max Stahl.  He kept his camera rolling under threat of being shot by Indonesian...

Byron Shire Mayoral candidate Q&A – part 1

Let’s get cracking for the December 4 elections!  Some councillors are seeking re-election along with new comers. So, who are these people that want to...

Election poster in Bruns ‘illegal’, sparks complaint

A poster for Mark Swivel’s candidacy has been illegally placed on land managed by RMS in Brunswick Heads, says Greens candidate Duncan Dey. A complaint...

Cr Cameron quits mayoral race

Independent councillor, Basil Cameron, says he will not contest the upcoming mayoral and Council elections, to be held December 4. He said on social media,...

Election wedges

Since the ballot was drawn last week, all the candidates are now presented on a platter before a hungry electorate. Are you hungry for change? Voters...
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