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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

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Editorial – Look, over there! A virus is a great distraction

Will the local governing class (Council) change their perception of ‘normal’ development? Presently, this community still faces the never-ending barrage of growth opportunities (ie strategies, plans and policies), which have been foisted upon us by the NSW government and Council planning staff.

Byron bypass a road too far for Council?

The Butler Street Residents Group (BSRG) is pursuing an alternative route to the current Byron bypass. BSRG proposes utilising the work currently done for the bypass and then running it down the existing transport corridor of the unused railway line.

Five new faces on Byron Council

In a remarkable change to the local political climate, five new councillors have been voted on to Byron Shire Council.

Rose didn’t jump, she was pushed

Doug Luke, Byron Bay.  Congratulations, Byron Greens! I was secretary of Byron Greens at the time when Rose Wanchap ceased to be a member. Not long after...

Byron coastal plan to be recalled

Byron Shire Council’s re-elected Greens mayor Simon Richardson says he will use the progressives’ thumping new majority to recall the controversial CZMP, pushed through in the dying days of the previous council.

Greens still the best option for Byron

Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby. If, like me, you are feeling somewhat flummoxed by the number of candidates running for Council perhaps you could ask yourself...

Your vote CAN change Byron Council

Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay Tony Narracot (community minded former Executive Officer of the Byron Bay Chamber Of Commerce who in the 1990s built its numbers...

Koalas in Byron shire need our protection

Caitlin Weatherstone, ecologist and candidate for the Community Byron group. I am deeply saddened by the recent decision to approve the Pacific Highway upgrade at Wardell through core koala habitat.

Realtor’s rosy spin machine in overdrive

Lois Hunt, Broken Head. What a shock to see the full page advertisement in the Byron Shire Echo, announcing the realtor, Rose Wanchap, as a candidate for mayor.

Byron councillors deservedly cop the flak

Jenny Coman, Bangalow. Good to see a couple of Byron shire councillors get some flack after the appalling decisions they’ve inflicted on us during the last four years and encouraging to hear of some of the progressives’ plans for the future, one can only hope that our electorate has the good sense to vote for them.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...