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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

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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.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...