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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and...

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Lambruk: Local gourmet providore

S Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. They create a...

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Stories about "Brunswick Heads holiday parks":

Labor calls for clarity on Brunswick’s holiday parks

Labor challenges Nationals Liberal coalition to come clean on PoMs for caravan parks in Brunswick Heads and say they will scrap the legislation that allows ministers to sell of crown land without community consultation.

MP calls for permanent protection of Brunswick Heads pines

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens), is calling on the state government to take action to protect the iconic Coastal Cypress trees on crown lands at the Brunswick Heads Terrace Holiday Park.

Councillor Ndiaye prefers fear-mongering over sound advice

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Cr Sarah Ndiaye's response to my letter represents an abysmal lack of understanding about what the community is losing in what is proposed by NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) for Massey Greene and Ferry caravan parks.

Protected trees trashed by holiday park’s ‘confirmed bookings’

Managers have defended their decision to allow caravans, cars and tents next to protected and vulnerable cypress pine trees at the Brunswick Heads Terrace caravan park. It’s the latest indication from the embattled government-run corporation that its pursuit of revenue from visitors trumps any environmental responsibility.

Mayor and Cr Ndiaye dismissive of community over Bruns

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Private developers must be salivating and wanting to know how does NSW Crown Holiday Parks (NSWCHPT) have so much good faith with Byron councillors?

Relocating residents to memorial park shelved

Plans to relocate longterm residents of the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads to an ‘eco-village’ among the memorial trees at the southern end of the Reserve have now been shelved but there is no commitment from the operating trust to remove all camping from the area.

Bruns reserve trees to old to be a formal planting

Geoffrey Suthon, Brunswick Heads. Rob Watson, The Echo October 18, posed some interesting questions about the credibility of the claims about the coastal cypress pines,...

It’s not the parking, it’s the parks

Instead of paid parking, perhaps the real elephant in Brunswick Heads is the North Coast Holiday Parks Trust. After all, they manage the town’s three holiday parks, which generate by far the biggest revenue.

Trust ‘ignoring’ measures to protect 400-year-old trees in Brunswick Heads

Recommendations by an ecologist to save deteriorating trees in a Brunswick Heads holiday park – some thought to be 400 years old – are unlikely to be adopted by managers NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust. Here's why.

Brunswick Heads’ missed opportunity

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. The public walkway will be re-established along Simpsons Creek in Terrace Park in plans endorsed by Council last Thursday. The proposed...

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...