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It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

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Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

The Block mute over its plans for Byron TV show

Plans by reality television TV show, The Block (Nine), to base an upcoming series on  Sunrise Boulevard in Sunrise, Byron Bay, has upset an elderly neighbour.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

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Local Mayors and MPs call for JobKeeper extension for Northern Rivers

Calls by Byron Shire Council Mayor Simon Richardson for are specific JobKeeper extensions have been supported by Lismore City Council Mayor Vanessa Ekins, Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Green), Lismore MP Janelle Saffin (Labor) and Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor).

A secret meeting and that $78m funding application

Answers to questions raised by Cr Basil Cameron regarding a secret meeting and a $78m funding application by staff to a federal agency to upgrade the M1 highway interchange at Byron Bay have been answered by Council’s Director Infrastructure Services, Phil Holloway.

Does everyone deserve a home?

The COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria has gone to level four and it highlights the importance of having a safe place to rest your head for everyone.

Time for tempers to cool? Greens MP calls for climate change truce

The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.

Candidates call for bus interchange halt, except Nats

Has the Byron bypass project and the accompanying bus interchange slated for the rail corridor been handled transparently and professionally by councillors, Council staff and the state government?

Political argy bargy ratchets up over new Nats campaign office

The Ballina National Party candidate, Ben Franklin, has defended a complaint made against him for establishing a campaign office in proximity to that of sitting Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Meet Ballina’s certified sporties

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) yesterday presented two local sports enthusiasts with these very official looking certificates, called NSW State Representative Awards.

Shark net support drops

The latest community survey results, released today, have confirmed that there has been a decline in support for the shark net trials undertaken at five North Coast beaches over the past two summers.

Community consultation on Mullumbimby rail corridor land

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith announced today that she had won an assurance from the NSW government that the Mullumbimby community will be consulted on any proposed sale of public land along the rail corridor that runs through the town.

Sporting clubs get government support

From archery and sailing to basketball and tennis there are plenty of local sports clubs that have received funding for everything from uniforms to bows and arrows.

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will have implications on school in...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.