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What a weekend! National Circus Fest success at Mullum

It was a big weekend of acrobatic feats at the National Circus Fest, held at the Mullum Showgrounds.

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Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend. 

Great waves on offer for the Evans Head Malibu Classic

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Woman critically injured in fight; second woman charged with attempted murder – Tweed Heads

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Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

Stories about "Israel occupation of Palestine":

Palestine Israel

Léonie De Dreux-Crawford, Mullumbimby With regard to Mr Wakil’s letter, you edified Mosab Hassan Yousef. To put the record straight, yes, Mosab was the son of a...

‘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.

Lismore at the HART of helping transport needs

It is challenging enough when you need to get around to medical appointments let alone if you don’t have access to transport. 

Road access from Bilambil Heights to Tweed Heads via Scenic Drive restored

The significant washout of two sections of Scenic Drive during the devastating flood of February–March left the route inaccessible.

$700,000 on offer to Northern Rivers charities

With the key focus areas of health, young people and social wellbeing Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has $700,000 available to not-for-profit and community groups.

Bluesfest offers Doobies as one and three day tickets go on sale?

Bluesfest has announced that The Doobie Brothers will be bringing their 50th Anniversary Tour to the festival stage on closing night of the 2023 festival weekend.