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Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?
The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...
Bayside Residents Association formed
A new residents association has emerged in what residents say is one of Byron Shire’s ‘forgotten’ suburbs’ – Bayside Brunswick Heads.
When western medicine doesn’t work
Once I finally admitted I needed help with vicarious trauma, I tried a few techniques to ease my troubled mind.
Sustainable fashion course on offer
Born in Byron, bred in a sweatshop, made from earth-destroying parts and brought back to you with copious carbon miles… it’s fast fashion, but it’s not a good look.
Two weeks ago I had to wait in Mooball, by the rail trail crossing of the Pottsville Road. During...
Byron Council compliance staff bolstered
Are the van campers of Brunswick Heads thoughtless travellers with no respect for the town and its inhabitants, or are many in fact local homeless folk looking for a safe space with toilets and running water?
Local MP refutes Reflections Holiday Parks CEO claims over Bruns holiday park
Local MP, Tamara Smith is standing by her claim that NSW government run corporation, Reflections Holiday Parks, is a private enterprise, despite its new CEO claiming it is a ‘certified social enterprise’.
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Plastic recycling to be turbocharged in NSW
The NSW Government says more plastic will be recycled and turned into new products across the state, thanks to $9 million in funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling technology.
Shoppers begged to support Lennox businesses despite parking chaos
The Ballina Shire Council says it’s doing ‘everything possible’ to minimise impacts of construction work in Lennox Head on the local business sector.
Byron biz on edge for Easter as mop-up continues
Fears of yet another damaging deluge in and around the Shire this week are easing, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) predicting heavy falls for Friday only.
Lismore business property owners divided over rebuild future
After seven years behind the counter and two major floods, John Spence says he’s ready to close his Lismore shop. Mr Spence says his former...
Owners hoping to reopen Lismore Central shopping centre
After being inundated by the worst floods in Lismore's history, the owners of Lismore Central Shopping Centre, CA Property Group, say they are continuing to support their retail partners and the wider community.
Can businesses ask for your vax status?
Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should we ask customers about their...
Local Byron biz call for more assistance
Byron’s coastal tourism operators have been forced to ask Council for significant rent reductions and licence extensions owing to a dramatic, COVID-related downturn in business.
One-way traffic trial for the Byron Arts and Industry Estate
The trial is described by the council as a 'quick-win action' from the Byron Arts and Industry Estate Precinct Plan.
Face masks for Ballina and Byron businesses
As masks become harder to find across the Northern Rivers following the latest COVID-19 health alert, NSW Health has provided masks for business operators in Ballina and Byron Shires.
Ballina ready for business
A large group gathered at Lennox Head Cultural Centre this week for the launch of Business Events Boost, a new initiative to promote Ballina as a working destination.
Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s only a small step in...
I love reading Mandy’s Soapbox, she reflects what I’m thinking, and many like me. In the 17 May column titled ‘A crown is just a...
Getting Real About The Voice
Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the historical fact of conquest i.e....
Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...