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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Experience counts

I have been advised by someone in the know that it is not wise to cast your vote for...

COVID weekend summary: Aquarius and a new Tweed case

The Northern NSW Local Health District is encouraging residents and visitors to Byron Bay to get tested for COVID-19, after being notified of a number of confirmed cases in the area during the last week.

World record-breaking sailor takes out SCU’s Alumnus of the Year Award

If you’re seeking a bit of inspiration in your life, look no further than Southern Cross University’s Alumnus of the Year, Lisa Blair.

A better way

The Rail Trail ad in the last Echo concludes with ‘We can’t think of a better way to experience...

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Byron’s shame

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for...

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Motorist gets parking fine withdrawn

A fine for parking in a disabled space in the Byron Woolies carpark has been withdrawn by Byron Shire Council after the motorist challenged whether the signage was visible and whether council could legally patrol the area.

Don’t take it to the limit

Are you over the limit? Education is the key to a good guess say the Steer group after testing over 800 people in the Byron Shire throughout December.

Thus Spake Mungo: Bye bye Bernardi

In less exciting times, many in the Liberal Party – probably most – would have viewed the defection of Cory Bernardi with more relief than dismay. Understandably, they regard the South Australian senator as a royal (or at least monarchist) pain in the arse.

Forgivene$$

The Royal Commission Into Child Sexual Abuse has again stirred emotion over horrendous acts perpetrated in God’s name. The Commission’s latest public hearing, Case Study...

Fire ants a flaming threat from the very near north

Fire ants are threatening northern NSW and central Queensland and the current eradication program is not up to the job, according to a recent...

Murdoch buys Northern Star, Daily News and others

Murdoch’s News Corp has signed a $36.6 million deal to buy APN News & Media’s Australian regional newspaper business, which includes The Northern Star and Tweed Daily News.

Greens join backlash over live animal export footage

Greens candidate for Page Kudra Falla-Ricketts has joined the chorus of condemnation over the mistreatment of Australian cattle exported to Vietnam.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.