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New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Stories about "ageing":

Tweed Council focuses on exercise for the over 50s

Tweed Shire Council has announced a range of new exercise programs for the over 50s . And new equipment installed in a Tweed Heads park this week is aimed at providing incidental exercise for all, with a special nod to the older age-group.

Nursing home laws consign some residents to premature death

'Aged care policy has changed a lot in the past 20 years. But what about care quality? Many in the industry would argue that it has improved, but would people living in nursing homes agree?' asks Jan Barham.

Bring me back my sunshine

I am 50. I wear makeup. Not a lot, but that doesn’t matter because I don’t care whether you approve or not. I have never spent a lot of money on my makeup, or time on myself, and I don’t really know why I choose to wear makeup most days.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.