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A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

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Comparisons

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Stories about "Cr Rose Wanchap":

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose

Jo Faith, Newtown. How often will Rose Wanchap continue to change personal status in order to suit her personal aspirations? She entered Council on the strength...

Cr Wanchap’s secret conflict of interest revealed

Chris Dobney & Hans Lovejoy In February this year, Byron Shire Cr Rose Wanchap was censured for breaching council’s code of conduct after voting on...

Cr Rose Wanchap responds to her critics

Byron Shire Cr Rose Wanchap, Byron Bay Yes, the lady is not for turning. I did lurch but to the centre away from unfunded ideologies...

Byron Greens’ mea culpa over Rose Wanchap

A prominent Byron Greens member has broken the party’s silence over the selection, election and subsequent defection of prominent real estate agent Rose Wanchap on Byron Shire Council.

Apology over Wanchap defection

Tom Tabart, Byron Greens member, Bangalow In leaving the Greens and joining the pro-development faction early in the current term of Council, Rose Wanchap destroyed...

West Byron developers plan to drain wetland

Developers of the controversial West Byron housing estate want to build the main drain for the flood prone area on land zoned as E2 (environmental).

Labor wants real-estate agents banned from councils

Controversial Byron shire councillor and property-agency owner Rose Wanchap would be banned from being a councillor under a Labor plan ruling out developers and real-estate agents from being local councillors.

Parking meters cause chaos in Byron council chambers

Byron Shire Councillors spent an hour and a half yesterday demonstrating their (ultimately) violent agreement on the subject of parking meters in the Byron Bay CBD.

Greens break silence over Byron Cr Wanchap’s candidacy

The Byron Greens returning officer has hit out at claims made in an advertisement taken out by Cr rose Wanchap in the Byron Echo last week, describing her version of how she became a Greens candidate as 'self-centred'.

Byron council’s Game of Thrones

Cate Coorey, Byron Bay. Byron Shire councillor Rose Wanchap’s newspaper ads are increasing in size in inverse proportion to their basis in fact and her contribution to, and support from, the Byron community.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place for already pampered outsiders to...

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land at the Belongil Spit. Indeed, it...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election