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Byron Shire
January 25, 2021
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Feel – and hear – the love

It was great to feel the love, peace and compassion at the Mullum Spirit Festival. However, for those participants and organisers who were still spreading...

Big banks get bigger

So the mighty banks may sack a thousand workers next year, as will Qantas, because their profits may be a little less than five...

Open cut

Having lived in various countries, I find none have been as infuriating as Australia. Most governments are a source of frustration to the general populace...

Metgasco ponds on council land

The decision of Richmond Valley Council to not prosecute Metgasco over holding ponds raises some interesting questions about the operations of council. Councillors gave the...

Outrageous rents

Like many single parents living in the shire, I have recently been given notice on my rental and forced back into the overpriced rental...

Much mourned

It is with much regret that we read of the closing of the Tweed Echo. Since its inception we have found it to be the...

Mandy’s mobile dilemma

I am a 42-year-old accountant and not only don’t I have a smart phone, I don’t have a mobile phone at all. I still remain...

Make mine Mungo

I very much enjoy your new online edition. It is excellent! Especially good to have the Mungo video series. He has always been a brilliant,...

Library resistance

As you reported last week, at their meeting on Tuesday 7th the member councils of the Richmond-Tweed Regional Library Organisation failed to reach agreement...

Diktats of dictatorial gods

While the Rev Alistair McRae, who is president of the National Assembly of the Uniting Church of Australia, equivocated on the issue of same-sex...

Select group

Last Tweed Shire Council meeting, councillors voted to exclude me from the GM selection panel, without any warning, because I stated that it would...

Why BandBs need support

This letter is in response to the article on B&B rates that appeared in Echonetdaily last week. I would like to correct the piece by...

So-called welfare is unfair

David Lovejoy’s article on the rorting of the welfare system (Echonetdaily, February 13) and how Centrelink/DEWR actually reward and encourage this rorting was spot-on....

Golden arches lack artistry

It is sad that Tweed Council cannot settle on a proper agenda to heighten the (positive) profile of Murwillumbah following a series of Planning...

Why BandBs need support

This letter is in response to the article on B&B rates that appeared in Echonetdaily last week. I would like to correct the piece by...

ABC of library assets

I hope Tweed shire councillors were listening to the local ABC last week. Local MP Don Page, the minister for local government, was interviewed,...

Koala impact opportunity

At both the Yelgun festival site and the site of the proposed West Byron suburb (around Belongil Fields) there is high-quality koala habitat that...

Turning the Page on Inghams

It’s disappointing to see Don Page defending Inghams’ mass sackings. Not because he’s standing up for a big company rather than for workers (after...

Renewable energy in action

Need a dose of reality? In 2011 Japanese with solar power sold 50 per cent more power to the grid than in 2010. They made...

Happy thanks

I would like to say a big thankyou to the Regent Cinema proprietors for supporting community film screenings. It is wonderful to have a...

ABC at A and I

As media moguls and mining magnates jostle for potential control of Australian media, the time is ripe for people in regional areas to acknowledge...

Visiting Aunty

I hope readers took note of Jill Keogh’s letter last week urging them to go to the Friends of the ABC seminar in Bangalow’s...

Infertility information, please

Big kudos to Claire Lovejoy Lopes dos Santos for her article on infertility (Echonetdaily, February 13). This is something that I have experienced and...

Role of iodine

In light of Claire Lovejoy Lopes dos Santos’s article on infertility, it would be well to ask, given the pivotal role iodine plays in...

Goodbye koalas

I’ve only lived in Bangalow for twelve months after selling my farm one hour inland from here. I thought I’d miss the native bushland...

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...

Conspiratorial breaths

R Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Thanks to the Collins English Dictionary 4th edition, for insight to the realm of words. Conspire 2, to act together towards...