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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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National NAIDOC Week – Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud

This year’s National NAIDOC Week theme honours the enduring strength and resilience of First Nations peoples and culture.

A fairytale end to Skullcandy Oz Grom Open

Organisers of the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open say yesterday's final event was a fairytale finish to the competition with...

Playing with fire

Their excitement is infectious. Young schoolboys in uniform cluster around Rebecca Barnes’ stall as she passes the finger limes...

Let the BBSF fun begin!

The Byron Bay Surf Festival (BBSF) is just over a month away and they have a huge program for surfers and spectators from August 15-18.

Remembering those who served, July 11 

The Byron Bay war memorial has witnessed its fair share of commemorations over the years – from ANZAC Day ceremonies to Vietnam Veterans Day services and many in between.

Public spaces or private profit?

‘We need more public spaces like libraries where the expectation is that you can be there without having to spend money.’

Stories about "Elysium":

A bin lane by any other name does not an Elysium make

Tina Loven, Byron Bay So I stumbled across this so newly named laneway only to be overwhelmed with a ‘Oh No, What Have They Done...

Elysium dreams big in Byron Bay laneway

Revamping Byron Bay’s Lawson Lane from an unloved service lane into the world’s first ‘curated’ laneway will give women from the SHIFT project, who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, the chance to extend their art to a new level.

Manifesting big in Byron’s back lanes

Byron’s Lawson Lane is the exit for two drive-in bottleshops – it’s full of bins and is dominated by the concrete rear of the former Nomads backpacker building. In a strictly utilitarian and commercial world, this service lane would remain plain ugly.

Elysium almost a great movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSAS79fBVxs After the remarkable District 9, South African-born writer/director Neill Blomkamp got $100 million to make this big-stars, red-carpet, futuristic blockbuster, which is based on...

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.