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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

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False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

A grubby business

Cr Cate Coorey, Byron Shire Council Among the reasons Simon Richardson gave for his retirement from the mayoralty was the...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

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Ballina Council on aquifers, roads and police

Ballina Shire Council's March meeting had a focus on water, climate, roads, aesthetics and police as the area continues to struggle with the benefits and challenges of accelerating growth.

Future Water Project on exhibition from Thursday

Water is again a contentious subject as Rous County Council prepares to take submissions on their plans for the future.

Saving the Alstonville aquifers

A plan to extract millions of litres of water from the two large aquifers below the Alstonville Plateau began the campaign to remove water mining from the Ballina Shire Council’s local environment plan.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of...