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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Stories about "development in Byron":

Editorial: Ready for the upright position…

There wasn’t space in other parts of the paper to cover all the important planning decisions that were made last Thursday by our glorious and courageous councillors.

Another large Byron DA seeks to breach policy 

Locals have expressed concern about a $3m hotel and retail development proposed for Marvell Street Byron Bay, saying a lack of sufficient parking will place extra pressure on the town’s already-crowded streets.

Ross and Max to the fore: Dirty tactics key to undermining the opposition

As the Club Med battle described in the previous episode approached its climax, the leader of Council’s conservatives, Ross Tucker, decided on a diversion.

What is a developer?

Matthew O’Reilly, Saddle Road A little more than ten years ago I was the Northern Territory delegate to the Australian Greens national conference. At that conference...

Councillors bastardising our planning system

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. Affordable housing has become the justification for inappropriate development in inappropriate places. It was the mantra used to justify West Byron, Habitat, allowing second dwellings throughout rural and urban areas, waiving developer contributions and a myriad of developments.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.