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Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

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Revoke Splendour consent

The legislation that gave Splendour consent has been revoked. Splendour’s consent should also now be revoked.  Originally Byron Council gave...

Police assault charge heads back to local court

The NSW Supreme Court has found that a decision by local magistrate and former police officer, Michael Deakin, was an ‘error of law’.

Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Power of the people

Katherine (Letters, 3 August) asked ‘can the power of the people compete...’? The answer is in the recent federal election:...

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.