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Ballina mayor vies for second term ‘leading the rebuild’

Ballina Shire’s mayoral race this September looks to be a competition between two women, one progressive, the other conservative, after both candidates announced campaigns last week.

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Public spaces or private profit?

‘We need more public spaces like libraries where the expectation is that you can be there without having to spend money.’

Renewables/Wallum

Edward Kent’s letter, Wallum (June 26), tried to diminish the importance of the Save Wallum campaign to mere ‘piffle’,...

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

Byron Bay scoops golf croquet pennant

Byron Bay has won the Northern Rivers Croquet Association's (NRCA) golf croquet pennant series.

Bruns Marine Rescue welcomes new vessel

Rescue response and capability has been improved in Brunswick Heads, with Marine Rescue Brunswick receiving a new 10-metre, state-of-the-art vessel.

While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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The politics of the 2023 Voice referendum non-existent in 1967

Australians voted in the 1967 referendum on May 27, 1967. Harold Holt was the prime minister at the time, a Liberal MP who led a Coalition with the Country Party.

If not ‘Yes’ now, then when?

Being a Ten Pound Pom, I knew nothing of the history of massacres and dispossession of this continent’s first peoples when I arrived here in 1965.

‘If not now, then when?’ Time for an enshrined First Nations Voice

We need to be brave and take the question of a constitutional Voice to the Australian people, so that it can be guaranteed.

Tweed boating trip turns fatal

A boating venture on the Tweed River ended in tragedy on Saturday when the vessel capsized and a passenger died.

Two in hospital, including officer, after perilous arrest

A Northern Rivers man wanted for arrest and an officer trying to arrest him are both in hospital after a disastrous encounter in the early hours of the morning.

Federal Labor funds Mullum hospital site masterplan  

A $263,000 federal grant has been awarded to Byron Shire Council for a masterplan and development strategy for the former Mullumbimby Hospital site.

Paddle-out for innovative shaper, Geoff McCoy

There are shapers and there are shapers.  Geoff McCoy was our local eminent, and world-recognised, master surfboard shaper. I call this gaggle of exclusive surfboard...