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Dave Rastovich, Broken Head As someone who happily does not participate in the woeful communicative medium of social media and...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Sol of Mullumbimby

I love walking through cemeteries. I love to read the gravestones. They are like the first and last page of a novel whose contents I will never know. Here lies many from my community; they were born, lived, and then lost. They were loved. This evening I am walking with my 11-year-old daughter and my husband through Mullumbimby’s cemetery. It is a quiet and beautiful place. I feel the stories rumbling under our feet. I never understand why people see these places as creepy. They are places of reverence and remembering.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 20 January, 2021

Australia's adopted son, Arj Barker, says ‘Come revel in a positive and nurturing, almost womb-like comedic experience! Together we’ll create an environment where I know it’s okay to fail, because of your unconditional acceptance. And therefore I can take chances, and come up with brand new insta-classics, unhindered by fear and insecurity. Join me, special friend, and become part of The Process.’

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Jason van Tol, Myocum I’m partially sympathetic to Patricia Warren’s letter (Echo 6/1/21). People at the drum circle should follow regulations...

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Cartoon of the week – 20 January, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Science of potholes

Stephen Bellerby, Mullumbimby I would like to congratulate Richard Hil for his letter (January 6, 2021) bringing to our attention...

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Editorial – Clinging onto biodiversity

In case anyone missed the memo, there’s almost no housing, let alone affordable housing, available in Byron Shire.

Plans for the future of Byron Bay’s town centre

What will Byron Bay look like in the future? How will the town be shaped, grow, change and develop?

Can we improve the development application (DA) process?

Locals are increasingly finding themselves facing large inappropriate development applications (DAs) that dramatically impact on amenity and diminish biodiversity. Arguably this has already occurred...

Housing supply the key to Lismore growth: Dowell

With almost 4,000 new dwellings required for the proposed growth of Lismore and its villages, planning is underway to manage the housing supply.

Two charged with assault in seperate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after seperate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Lismore police pursuit ends in charges

Police say a man has been charged over alleged pursuits and a crash overnight.

Drowning risk warning for Australia Day weekend

Royal Life Saving is urging the public to take care around water this Australia Day weekend, with their research showing that the risk of drowning doubles on public holidays.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale species. During an eight-month study at...