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Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Morning Tea

Susan Tsicalas, President, BVCAG The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group (BVCAG) recently held a raffle, a couple of bucket shakes and...

Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Stories about "Belongil beach":

Dog kills wallaby joey

Judith Addison, Byron Bay A swamp wallaby was chased from the beach into the ocean by a cattle dog on Belongil beach last Wednesday. The wallaby...

Police showing zero tolerance for naturists

D Conomy, Byron Naturists.  In response to your report $1,000 for a skinny dip, I am really concerned that genuine naturists have been caught up...

Horse manure polluting beaches

D James, Myocum. As a regular walker along Tyagarah and Belongil beaches, I certainly enjoy this beautiful, unspoilt and uncrowded stretch of coastline. I am,...

How to deal with nude-beach harassment

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to...

Maintain Byron’s clothing optional beach

Stuart Whelan, Publisher/Editor, TAN Magazine.  I read with some concern Councillor Paul Spooner’s comments in The Echo that he plans to move a motion calling...

Nudity is not perversity

DeeJay, Myocum.  It is laudable that a certain councillor considers provision of a safe environment for all our residents to be a prime concern of...

Byron council removes beach shower on Crown land

Michael Balson, Upper Wilson’s Creek.  Last Friday I was about to wash the sand off my dog at that fabulous shower in the reserve opposite the...

Man charged with Belongil Beach sex assault

A man has been arrested at Coffs Harbour and charged over the alleged sexual assault of a woman at Belongil Beach on June 5.

Woman sexually assaulted on Belongil Beach

Police are investigating after reports a woman was sexually assaulted on Belongil Beach, Tyagarah, on Monday (June 5). Around 5pm, a 31-year-old woman disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown male on the beach.

Man with knife assaults cops at Belongil beach

Police were called to Belongil beach at about 5.45pm on Friday following reports of a fight on the beach, with one of the men armed with a knife. Meanwhile at Duranbah, a fight broke out between two groups of surfers after one man 'dropped in' on another's wave.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...