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Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Blueberry fields forever!

Everyone’s beloved blueberry is now fresh in season and we can look forward to feasting on this delicious, nutritious,...

Chinderah truck stop COVID-19 exposure site

NSW has put out a public health alert identifying Chinderah truck stop at the Ampol service station (northbound), 112 Tweed Valley Way, near Murwillumbah turnoff as a possible infection site.

Byron Council seeks height variation for its bioenergy facility

The bioenergy facility was one of many Council projects identified as being at risk of losing funding, within the solar farm report.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere...

Artificial reefs for coastal erosion control

The building of seawalls has been the subject of a controversial court case brought against BSC in recent years. What are the other options?

Serving those less fortunate: Nan’s glasses recycle contribution recognised

Did you know your old glasses could have a new life anywhere in the world?

Stories about "electromagnetic radiation":

Electomagnetic radiation meeting called

Organisers of an upcoming landmark class action lawsuit against the federal government and Telstra are inviting the public to a meeting on August 4 at Mullum’s St John’s Primary School Hall.

Wilsons Creek residents opposing Telstra tower

A crowd of over 70 concerned Wilson Creek residents packed the local hall on Wednesday night to hear about and form opposition to Telstra’s plans for a 35 meter microwave tower in the bottom of the valley located at the exchange.

What made a retired town planner lock-on to the side of a truck?

What was once described as the dress circle of Murwillumbah is now home for NBN’s latest tower in the Tweed Shire. Marie Cameron follows the struggle of local residents to prevent its erection.

NBN Co ignores residents’ protests over ‘illegal’ tower

The corporation tasked with the the rollout of NBN towers and fixed lines across the country has ignored pleas to halt a controversial tower being built close to residents at Clothiers Creek, west of Cabarita Beach despite resident claims it is illegal.

Devil in the detail of Clothiers Ck rollout

Diane Morrison, Clothiers Creek. The vast majority of Australians, including ourselves, want a faster, cheaper and more reliable internet service. The national broadband network (note lower case) is almost akin to motherhood and its significance for both business and personal use is hard to deny.

Council should vote on Suffolk Park tower

Donald Maughan, president, Suffolk Park Progress Association. Now the time has finally arrived for Byron Shire Council’s general manager Ken Gainger to use his power, given him by Council Resolution 13-531, to sign a deed that would remove any council authority over what was once a beautiful piece of community land.

Telstra tower ‘too close to school’

A Telstra 4G mobile tower planned for Byron Shire Council-owned land at Ocean Shores would be too close to local schools and would blight the outlook of Flinders Way residents, councillors heard yesterday.

Beware mobile phone ‘voodoo’

Peter Nielsen, Byron Bay. Our EMR awareness group had an information stall at the recent Living Community Festival. We were surprised to find many visitors had attached to their mobile phone a hologram sticker, 'orgonite' wafer, or the like.

NBN at Rosebank

Tony Gibbs, NBN Co Community Relations. In response to NBN tower opposed in Rosebank (Echonetdaily, June 17), NBN Co acknowledges there is a range of opinions regarding the proposed fixed wireless facility at 191 Repentance Creek Road.

NBN tower opposed in Rosebank

Rosebank residents are opposing a NBN wireless tower – planned for later in the year – with resident Steven Davies claiming that a survey so far has over 140 locals saying ‘no’ to the tower and only five in favour.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.