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October 27, 2021

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Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Other News

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Who can I trust?

COVID, WHO SHOULD I TRUST ?   I tend to trust people who care, who demonstrate they have no agenda, but to be...

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern...

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

September 2, 2015

Issue 30.12

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In this Issue:

Howard goes deeper south before heading deeper north

Singer/songwriter Shane Howard may be best know for his anthemic song Solid Rock from the Goanna album Spirit of the Place back in 1982.


There’s nothing like finals football

With the Northern Hotel Premier Division Rams enjoying a well-earned week off, it was up to the second-placed Rams Reserves to win their way through to the next round of the finals series on Sunday.


Byron union goes down swinging

The old expression of going down swinging was put into practice on Saturday as Byron Bay went down in a thriller 19–12 to Wollongbar.


The game of earthly paradise

It may not be the game they play in heaven, where apparently they prefer to dice with the fates of men and nations, but in the earthly paradise of Byron Shire as winter thaws into spring the game of choice is the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series.


Byron carpark works cut into beachside park

Motel owners on Middleton and Lawson Streets, Byron Bay, adjacent to where Byron Shire Council is constructing new car parking on crown land, are up in arms.


NSW Coastal Panel rejects rock wall solution

The NSW Coastal Panel, a group of highly respected experts in coastal management, has rejected Byron Shire Council’s solution to the issue of Belongil beach erosion.


Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.