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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

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Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Grandpa Wars

It’s impossible to look at American politics right now without thinking WTF? In the blue corner there is the faltering, forgetful, and possibly demented Biden and in the red corner we have a vitriolic, revengeful, pussy-grabbing sociopathic, now-convicted felon who is Trump.

Experience books in a whole new way at Byron Writers Festival

“Living eulogies”, launches and poetic performances – Australia’s largest regional writers festival embraces the theatrical with a series of evening feature events.

Make Brunswick Heads off-leash

This letter started yesterday when I met Brunswick Heads’ own park vigilante. I had the very strong feeling that...

We need to reinvent urban spaces to live in harmony with the planet 

Travel is about visiting someplace exotic, we’re told. Somewhere that looks, feels and tastes different, in a way that stirs our heart and stimulates our senses. But sit in the central business district of any global city today, and chances are it will look basically the same.

Zionism is not a dirty word

I was disheartened reading Heilpern’s article (Echo, July 3). I understand his confusion when stating '… an antisemite one...

Stories about "beach netting":

Ballina mayor wants sharks tagged, not culled

Ballina’s mayor David Wright thinks tagging sharks may be the way to prevent further attacks at local beaches.

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you call a fear for my...

Common knowledge

It is common knowledge shared by Byron Shire Council (BSC) water and sewer engineering staff and the director of infrastructure that approximately twelve houses...

Mrs Elliot

It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to publicly crap on the Greens’...

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...