Rob Watson, Myocum. I’ve been following the saga of the coastal pines on the Terrace Reserve with increasing scepticism. First it was reported that the trees were a memorial to the children who died in a diphtheria epidemic. The image of... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to fix the issues there. If someone assaults a person at an AFL game the local... Read More →
Beth Shelley, NNRAG, Booerie Creek. One of the reasons I’m passionate about having trains on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line is I used to work in a Domestic Violence Housing service in Lismore where over 50 per cent of... Read More →
Sue McLeod, Myocum. We were three middle-aged ladies seeking shade on a park bench at Tweed City, while we awaited our appointment with Justine Elliott’s office across the road. We had a couple of placards propped against a shop window,... Read More →
Oscar Redman and Melody Swift, Byron Bay. We are dismayed that Byron shire councillor Paul Spooner persists in linking recent sexual assaults with the local nudist beach.
Karen McLean, Mullumbimby. A proper debate about the proposed removal of clothing optional status of Tyagarah Beach means that each of us show a genuine willingness to listen with respect to all points of view before diminishing another’s stance with two generalisations, that it's a 'small number of concerned residents' or 'land developer getting his way with resort development'.
J Baker, Brunswick Heads. Simon Richardson to the residents of Brunswick Heads at a meeting on Monday night: ‘if we don’t implement paid parking then Brunswick Heads won’t get any funding’! I felt that as a resident you didn’t want to listen to... Read More →
Joe Harvey-Jones (PhD forestry SCU, 2006). Paul Bibby’s article on Camphor laurel was very timely, and I was particularly struck by a comment on Echonetdaily by Don who said, among other things: ‘Any wholesale approach to removing large swathes of... Read More →
Stuart Whelan, Publisher/Editor, TAN Magazine. I read with some concern Councillor Paul Spooner’s comments in The Echo that he plans to move a motion calling for the revoking of the clothing optional status for the section of the beach which... Read More →
Karen McLean, Mullumbimby. DJ of Myocum suggests we have a proper debate about the proposed removal of clothing optional status of Tyagarah Beach. A proper debate means from my understanding that each of us show a genuine willingness to listen... Read More →
Margaret Lewis, Lennox Head. Please congratulate Mandy on another excellent piece, Dear Tourist. I live in Lennox Head and we are so quickly going down the same path. Every bit of land left is being built on or concreted to... Read More →
DeeJay, Myocum. It is laudable that a certain councillor considers provision of a safe environment for all our residents to be a prime concern of council. His recent interview with the Echo suggests that the reports of two sexual assaults... Read More →
Tom Cutbush, Outsider. I read the ‘Soapbox: You’re killing us’ in the Echo this week and I’ve been enlightened. This open letter from ‘The Community’ implores tourists to stay away. It’s quite understandable given that the Tourist is the root... Read More →
Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. I was riding into town the other night and on passing Kendall Street, noticed the beach-side of the street has spotlit fences and light boxes proclaiming in a simple-minded manner, the qualities of amenities therein. Too bright, too ugly, too on-the-way-to-Las Vegas.
Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. I am curious why our vehicles, parked off road, have been targeted for fines when other trailers are parked with impunity on public roads.
DeeJay, Myocum. Byron shire councillor Paul Spooner apparently wants the prime concern of council to provide safety to our residents, noted from his interview with the Byron Shire Echo because of two sexual assaults reported at Tyagarah beach.
Nick Mills, Eureka. Menkit Prince's homo-negative and dangerously misinformed letter in the Byron Shire Echo recently demonstrates a great example of how effective the 'no' campaign has been at distributing lies and misinformation about marriage equality and shifting the debate to things that have nothing to do with the actual question being asked.
Luke Hamilton, Main Arm. Dear Community, National Parks and RFS volunteers, My name is Luke Hamilton, and I would personally like to take this opportunity to express my sincere apologies to everyone who has been affected by the recent fire in... Read More →
John and Lynne Boland, Goonengerry. Twenty-five years ago there was no Byron Bay food movement. Byron Bay Chilli Company was the first Byron Bay food brand to get registration. Today food products are a vibrant industry across our region. What began... Read More →
Horst Tietze, Ocean Shores. With the cooler weather upon us I took a bike ride from Brunswick to Mullumbimby today. Nothing like climbing to Saddle Road and enjoying the majestic view of shrouded Mt Chincogan and the Main Arm Valley... Read More →
Keith Duncan, Pimlico Well wasn’t it an uplifting experience to see the National Party hold their recent conference? What a great assembly of intellectual ability, solving the big problems besetting our country – oh, hang on, that was the recent... Read More →
Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye. I want to acknowledge the people who acted quickly and saved the three-year-old girl who was pulled from Brunswick River at approximately 2:20pm on Saturday, September 23, showing no signs of life. It was incorrectly reported on... Read More →
Amber Armstrong, Brunswick Heads. I have a small antique and collectable shop called Vintage Interior Pieces in the central part of Brunswick Heads. I have also been a resident of Brunswick Heads for the last 10 years and have been... Read More →
Charles Macfarland, Ewingsdale. I understand Byron Shire Council is thinking about changing the name of our town. I’m for it.
Derek Harper, Billinudgel. As the past few months have shown us, climate change is real and destructive. And it’s only going to get worse in the coming years.