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Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Stories about "Israel occupation of Palestine":

‘Palestinemobile’ visits local MP Justine Elliot’s office

The Byron Friends of Palestine ‘Palestinemobile’ visited local MP Jusinte Elliot’s office yesterday to 'protest the Labor party’s silence in the face of Israeli...

Israel builds on illegally annexed Palestinian land

Dr Vacy Vlazna, co-ordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters. Mr Alhadeff (letters, 21 January) needs to brush up on international law to prevent his nose getting longer and longer.

Zionists given a free pass

Harsha Prabhu, Byron Bay. Hans Lovejoy, editor of the Byron Shire Echo, posted on Facebook today that a local Israeli business owner is calling him an antisemite for publishing letters critical of Israel and is contemplating boycotting The Echo

Palestine occupation facilitating land theft

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre. Vic Alhadeff (Byron Shire Echo letters, January 6) does not dispute Patriarch Michel Sabah’s claim that 'Israel confiscated part of Bethlehem’s northern lands and approved the expansion of the illegal settlement of Gilo'.

Israel’s treatment of Christians appalling

Bassam and Anne Shomali, Tyagarah. During the past 20 years, living in Byron Bay, my wife and I have been amazed and impressed by the letters sent into the Echo by Gareth Smith. He wrote what we were too scared to put in writing for fear of reprisals on my family who live in the West Bank (occupied Palestinian territory).

Labor’s recognition of Palestinian state welcomed

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. At last there is movement in the right direction for Palestine at the federal level of politics.

Trade mission hypocrisy

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Trade Minister Andrew Robb cancelled his trade mission to Indonesia last month because of tensions relating to the imminent execution of Chan and Sukumaran.

A tale of three oranges

Associate professor Jake Lynch director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, compares attitudes to the Israeli occupation of Palestine to elite blindness to, and denial of, climate change.

Palestine exists

Duncan Shipley-Smith/Byron Friends of Palestine. No doubt secular Jews are cringing over M.Mizzi's recent proclamations in Echonetdaily. The mythical biblical land of Israel has little to do with the modern state except insofar as the latter was built on the theft of another people's land, aggression, bloodshed, terrorism and violence that continues today.

There’ll always be a Palestine

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay. M. Mizzi's use of the term 'abstract' is a foolish attempt to support his nonsensical claim that Palestine is a fiction. The lands that Rome conquered became provinces and Palestine was as much a province as Britain, Malta, Crete and Egypt.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.