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Byron Shire
December 5, 2021
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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Nothing cute about the Frogbit alien invasion

Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is an invasive, smothering waterweed that poses a serious environmental threat which has been found in the Richmond River and at Chinderah.

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I...

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

Stories about "COAG":

Hemp foods and cosmetics tied up in knots by regulations

Hemp Foods Australia CEO Paul Benhaim is raising a glass of hemp tea to celebrate the recent win of common sense over absurd food labelling laws. Even though hemp seed has myriad nutritional benefits it has been banned for human consumption in Australia for decades.

Penurious premiers stonewall Scott Morrison

We had been told that everything was on the table. But when the guests arrived with their carpetbags and wheelbarrows to avail themselves of the largesse, it turned out that Stingy Scott Morrison had removed all but a handful of the goodies.

North coast farmers push for right to say no to CSG

Farmers and landholders in the northern rivers are calling on federal  and state ministers attending Friday's COAG Energy Council  meeting to give them the...

Thus Spake Mungo: COAG comes unstuck

Paul Keating’s famous dictum that you should never stand between a state premier and a bucket of money, and his other advice that you should always back self interest because at least you knew it was always trying, has seldom been more dramatically confirmed.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.