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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

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

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...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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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.

Council inaction responsible for W Byron takeover

Byron councillors Woods, Cubis and Hunter. For many months now we have been hearing from various members of the Greens, how unjust it is that the state government is making planning decisions about West Byron.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

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 taken my comments on the...