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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Were you affected by the floods or landslides? 

What were the effects of the February floods on you, your home, your property, your neighbours and your community? How could the response have been more effective and better assisted you and those around you to recover?

West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

NSW Government fails to listen to community on native forest logging

NSW Greens MP Sue Higginson says the NSW Government response to the 21 thousand signatories on a petition to end native forest logging has failed to recognise the considered calls for a transition plan that makes economic and ecological sense.

Flash flood alert Tweed, Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires

At 2.43am a SES (State Emergency Service) text was received by people in the Tweed and Byron Shire warning of ‘Heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding for Tweed Byron area overnight’ with possible ‘flash flooding and rapid river rises’ in ‘low-lying areas’.

Something about Ash and Sara

The Rock & Roll Coffee Company is proud to present the second showcase in their Something About Songwriters series featuring...

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Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Farewell to Tuppy Lang

Echo drudges were saddened to learn of the death last week of longtime staff member Tuppy Lang after a brief battle with lung cancer. She died last weekend, supported by her loving children Yana and Shey.

Opinion targeting national group damaging

I am writing this letter to express my sadness and disappointment with the Byron Shire Echo editor who wrote 'Byron wakes up to NYE aftermath' article in last week's edition. Firstly, how someone can write such a disrespectful article that goes to the front page of a local newspaper? What is the information given based on? Have you thought about the moral damage that is involved? I personaly respect all differents opinions or thoughts that anyone can have about anyting although It is quite important to be based on facts and real informaton when writing for a newspaper as there is always an impact behind it. This article is based on someone's personal and uncertain opinion and it is not fair that it goes to a newspaper. If the writer of the article or the local enironmental activist Dailan Pugh would have done a bit of research they would have been very surprised when finding out who is actually organising most of these events/parties. I am Spanish and I have lived in Byron bay for the last three years. I consider myself part of this "Spanish community" mentioned in the article as I know most of the Spanish living in the area and I don't know or have heard of anyone organising a beach party for NYE, why do we have to be included in this article then? Moreover I would like to mention our respect and love for this beatiful piece of land and the gratefulness of having the oportunity to be part of it. The Spanish community deserves public appologgies from the Echo team. Sincerely. Javier Mayrata. I am writing this letter to express my sadness and disappointment with the Byron Shire Echo editor who wrote 'Byron wakes up to NYE aftermath' article in last week's edition.

Is the Echo showing racist tendencies?

Sharon Gibson, Mullumbimby. I felt sick when I read last week's letters comparing the practice of renting illegal dwellings in the shire to what the writer describes as 'Nigger huts'.

How to avoid Murdoch’s ever-expanding empire

By reading Echonetdaily you are helping us to fight Rupert Murdoch’s growing control of the media in Australia.

Deniers funding deniers with taxpayer money

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. Thanks Hans Lovejoy for the recent (Byron Shire Echo) editorial on the federal government’s quixotic decision to fund Bjorn Lomborg’s think tank at UWA. But you're far too generous in describing Lomborg – the poster boy of the dissembling right – as a ‘contrarian’. Let’s call spades spades. He is a denier.

Who reads the Echo? Read it or weep!

Sean O’Meara, Brunswick Heads. During a meet the candidates broadcast on Bay FM about a week before the election, Nationals candidate for Ballina, Kris Beavis, was quizzed about the controversial developments planned for the Brunswick Heads foreshores.

Exposing turncoats and turnstile pollies

Jenny Coman, Bangalow. Thank you Byron Shire Echo (and Echonetdaily), and especially Hans, for such open and honest commentary on our appalling federal ministers over the year, notably the unspeakable Morrison in the last edition.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.