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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. 

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Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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MLC claims Belongil homes ‘unapproved’

Greens MLC, Jan Barham has told parliament that nine homes on the Belongil Spit, including that of well-known rock-wall advocate John Vaughan were determined to be ‘unapproved works’ in a 2002 audit.

Byron Council wins landmark court case against developer

In a probable national precedent, Belongil resident and developer John Vaughan has been refused leave to appeal to the high court for loss of earnings after Byron Shire Council rejected his development application.

Belongil rock wall to be built against govt advice

Belongil residents will ‘get their rocks on’ after Byron Shire Council on Thursday voted to go ahead with plans for an ‘interim’ rock wall on their beach against the advice of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Byron set to write ‘blank cheque’ for Belongil rocks

Byron Shire Council today looks set to vote down a proposal to delay the construction of a ‘temporary’ rock wall at Belongil Beach, effectively waving goodbye to a $300,000 state subsidy.

Council restates CSG-free status

Vivien Royston, New Brighton. This week's Byron Council public access meeting was filled to overflowing with concerned citizens, bearing signs supporting the proposed motion by Basil Cameron to ‘restate support for CSG mining operations to be excluded from Byron Shire’.

Election no CSG mandate

Chris Anderson, Byron Bay. Though hardly surprised to read yet another tiresome anti-Green rant by John Vaughan, his take on the facts cannot go unchallenged.

CSG a ‘social licence’?

Election results from a CSG mandate perspective and the so called required 'social licence' to harvest CSG was very interesting. The 9 September APPEA media...

You’re wrong Mr Vaughan

Wendy Royston, Brunswick Heads In response to John Vaughan's letter titled Why Byron Will Stay CSG Free, in Friday’s Echonetdaily, I would like to clear...

Why Byron will stay CSG-free

John Vaughan, Byron Bay Is there no end to Byron Councillor Duncan Dey’s call on ratepayer funds to pay for blatant NSW Greens political campaigns? Cr...

Potholes vs gasholes

John Vaughan, Byron Bay My nomination for this year’s Duncan award goes to ‘barrister at law’ Graham Bassett and partner of candidate Karin Kolbe. He...

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.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.