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Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

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Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From...

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

COVID’s genetic solution?

A lucky few are unusually resistant to COVID-19. Scientists are trying to find a reason in their genes.

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Paul Spooner quits as Byron Community Centre GM

Byron Community Centre general manager (GM) Paul Spooner has announced his resignation.

Housing trust a solution to Byron’s affordability problem

Housing will never be affordable in the Byron Shire unless we seed a revolution in land ownership and control. It’s time for a revolution to begin.

Mullumbimby high density affordable housing proposed

A two-storey affordable housing proposal between Byron Shire Council’s office carpark and the Mullumbimby Community Preschool would see six of the twenty-five one-bedroom units be ‘affordable’ in perpetuity, according to North Coast Community Housing.

Enforcement, not ‘bed tax’ the solution to housing crisis

Trish Burt, Convenor, Neighbours Not Strangers. On the subject of tourist/visitor letting, Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner believes ‘we need…to convince the state government to...

Labor’s last-ditch bid to stop Byron rate rise

Byron Shire ALP councillor Paul Spooner says the case has ‘not effectively been made’ for a special rates increase in Byron Shire and is calling on fellow councillors to delay any increase for at least a year.

Labor councillor weighs in over Byron Greens spat

Cr Paul Spooner, who ran on a Labor platform for Byron Shire Council, has come to the defence of staff and Greens mayor, Simon Richardson.

Cr Spooner’s argument for Mullum development a bit lame

Tony Campbell, Mullumbimby. Gee, Cr Paul Spooner, the strength of your support for this sub-division (Echonetdaily letter 12.7.16) re the DA at 116 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, and your detailed points of argument for the validity of this development are, to me, just as intriguing as the fascination you feel at the fact that others find this proposal objectionable.

Councillor backs Mullum’s multi-unit plan

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay. I supported the proposed 10-unit development for Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, and believe it should go ahead.

The lack of real affordable housing and who to blame

Morgan, Byron Bay. Byron Bay has zero affordable accommodation for renting’ - rather belated revelation. As a person who has been sleeping in her car since 2010, unlike Cr Spooner, I became aware of the aforementioned years ago.

Labor and its carbon scheme myth

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. History, according to Napoleon Bonaparte, is a myth that we decide to agree upon. Paul Spooner’s letter last week, which uses the localisation agenda to bash the Greens, is a good example of how myths become accepted history.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with an increase in hooning behaviour. Since...

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in the mainstream media. Needless to...

NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are looking very grim in the...