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Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

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...

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Conservative Byron Shire cr announces election team

The Byron Shire Council’s only conservative member has announced his running team for September’s local government elections.

Byron councillor’s contentious DA ‘approved a year ago’

There’s a new chapter in the long- running dispute with neighbours and a Byron Shire councillor’s self-storage operation on a short, narrow rural road in Myocum.

Councillor’s complaining neighbours not a ‘whingeing minority’

Graham Mathews, Myocum. Without wishing to get drawn into tit-for-tat correspondence with Cr Hunter, his letter in the recent edition of the Echo does raise some interesting issues…

Myocum residents take complaints to state govt

A Byron Shire councillor’s storage facility on a short quiet Myocum road is still causing headaches for residents, but they aren’t giving up the fight.

Councillor’s controversial development in spotlight again

Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter is again facing the ire of residents near his Pinegroves Road, Tyagarah, property after seeking to extend the hours of operation of his controversial road transport terminal.

Can you store this for me, Alan?

Owning a self-storage facility is perhaps one of the best business models in the shire. So why not operate a self-storage facility on your property?

Byron councillor under investigation

Byron Shire councillor Alan Hunter (Nationals Party) is under investigation by council compliance officers after neighbours alleged he breached his DA conditions for his ‘road transport terminal.’

Byron councillor dismisses residents’ concerns over bypass

A councillor who is in favour of the Byron bypass along Butler Street has lectured affected residents on their opposition to the proposal, telling them, ‘We have to do more than just complain about change’.

Deputy mayor’s mini-storage business riles neighbours

Graham Mathews, Myocum/Tyagarah. The latest attempt by Byron shire councillor Alan Hunter to inflict his mini-storage activities on his 'long-suffering neighbours' was an outright ambush.

Byron Cr Hunter plans to expand transport terminal

Residents on Pinegroves Road, Myocum, are again bracing themselves for more plans by their high-profile neighbour, Cr Alan Hunter, who is looking to expand his transport terminal, which was approved with conditions by council earlier this year.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.