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No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

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Ethical and affordable: Byron’s voice heard at council conference

Both ethical investing and affordable housing motions by Byron Shire councillor Paul Spooner were adopted at the Local Government NSW Conference, which is currently being held in Wollongong.

Tweed Council shies away from divestment

Greg Reid, Murwillumbah. Tweed Shire Council has again rejected a proposal to target its $200 million investment fund away from banking institutions supporting fossil fuels and coal seam gas.

Option for councils to invest ethically unavailable

The question of whether NSW councils should be able to invest their cash reserves ethically has drawn an evasive response from the new local government minister, Paul Toole (Nationals).

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...