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Locals call for automatic revoking of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

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Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Ageism alive and well

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

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Stories about "asphalt plant":

Boral plants in Alstonville and Lismore winding down

The Boral plants that have operated out of Alstonville and Lismore are now reducing their output and will only be operating to meet ‘customer requirements as necessary’ from July 31.

Ballina subdivision near asphalt plant challenged

The controversial use of the Ballina Mayor's casting vote to approve a subdivision within the buffer zone of the Alstonville Quarry and Asphalt Plant is being challenged at next weeks council meeting.

Ballina Council roundup

Key issues at last Thursday's Ballina Council meeting revolved around the proposed re-zoning of land at Skennars Head for developers Intrpac and the impact of sand quarries and asphalt plants on rural and residential zones.

Teven asphalt plant plan canned

Teven and Tintenbar residents were last night informed that an asphalt plant proposed for their area would not be proceeding after the owner of the site withdrew its approval.

Teven, Tintenbar residents say ‘no bloody way’ to asphalt plant

Ballina Shire Council mayor David Wright has refused to state his support or otherwise for a petrochemical plant that residents fear would be built near their rural Teven homes following a packed meeting that opposed it held last Saurday.

Teven residents face unwanted petrochemical plant

Teven Valley residents have been quick to respond to a proposed asphalt plant that would be located in the midst of their rural properties.

Ageism alive and well

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

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...