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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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Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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Where to for the new leaders of Tweed Shire Council?

Tweed Shire's new Mayor Chris Cherry (Independent) says she is clearly focussed on the future and making sure that the Tweed Shire is resilient and sustainable as it faces future challenges. This has been echoed by new Deputy Mayor Reece Byrnes (Labor) who sees that Tweed's strength is in its people.

Byrnes to nominate for Tweed Deputy Mayor

Tweed Labor Councillor Reece Byrnes says he will nominate for the position of Deputy Mayor at Tweed Council’s next meeting on September 17.

Fears Murwillumbah will lose health services

Reclassifying Murwillumbah from a regional to a metropolitan categorisation has been criticised by both local councillors and federal MP Justine Elliot who say it will negatively impact on health services in the town.

Labor politician leads Tweed council back-flip on anti-Adani stance

The Tweed Shire Council has performed a political back-flip on a 2017 promise to avoid hiring building companies contracted to Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in central Queensland. The council had to ‘move away from a position of protest’ to one that wouldn’t ‘prohibit or hamper future projects and jobs for people in the tweed’, Cr Byrnes wrote.

Was councillor ‘helping mate’ with water DA approval?

Jeremy Tager, Uki. Councillor Byrnes claims that Council role in Jack Hallam’s DA is ‘essentially the approval of truck movements on our local roads.’ This is...

Councillor indulging Men’s Shed minority

Lorraine Cobcroft, Pottsville.  Reece Byrnes should not be indulging a vocal minority who have no genuine interest in the welfare of senior men and are...

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...