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Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

September 10, 2013

Issue 28.14

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In this Issue:

Bus funds needed

Jan Lang, Chairperson, Byron Aged Care. Your article on our nursing home’s purchase of a bus to transport residents on day trips implied our bus funding effort is over. Sadly, not true.


EMR concerns

Peter Nielsen
, Byron Bay. Regarding last week’s article on EME pros and cons, ‘electromagnetic energy’ (EME) is a designation newly promoted by telcos and government regulators.


Nature of reality

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. The complete truth about consciousness and reality cannot be unravelled until we understand what the 96 per cent around us, consisting of dark matter and dark energy, is up to.


Shand’s famous friendliness gets serious for finals

Shand series cricket is famous for its friendliness; players of all standards and indeed states of mind can get out and have a hit without feeling like they have to restrain themselves from breaking the jaw of the seventeen-year-old sledger on the other team that thinks he’s pretty good.


Riot of colour at orchid show

Orchids are a flower that myths are made of and their beautiful blooms are always a joy to see. With more than 20,000 species and more than 100 orchid shows in NSW each year alone, the Byron Orchid Society...


Helpless passengers in a mechanical universe

I once spent a long time musing over the idea that European history would have taken a better course if St Augustine had not gained control of the Catholic church. His theology implicitly denied free will.


Lismore beat Byron for place in grand final

Byron Bay rugby’s marvellous season has come to an end with defeat by Lismore in the First Grade Preliminary Final on Saturday. The grand achievement of finishing third in the club’s return to the top grade was in no way diminished by the 55–5 loss.


Rollers over Tweed Valley Vixens sit second on Coalition ladder

Recently The Bay Rollers took on their derby sisters the Tweed Valley Vixens, in a double header of derby in Lismore. Coming out strong from the first whistle, the Bay Rollers soon extended their lead by well over 100 in the first 15 minutes.


Young Musicians on Safari

L D R U is Drew Carmody from Sydney Australia, at 20 years young he is making waves throughout the electronic music scene as a producer, signed to taste makers Future Classic (one of Australia’s biggest dance record labels), L D R U’s tropical sounds have been well received the world over.


Prawnography: the big and the small

The Big Prawn, now fronting the Bunnings car park in Ballina, is overwhelming. It’s as huge for what it represents in Australian culture: cooked crustaceans. But what of the green and brown living creatures themselves?



Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...