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Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

Stories about "Keith Williams":

Dunoon Dam ditched by Rous County Council

With numbers locked yesterday, the Chair of Rous County Council, Keith Williams, voted to prevent the contentious Dunoon Dam project proceeding, at a not-so ordinary Rous meeting in Lismore.

Rous County Council Chair Keith Williams responds

Rous County Council Chair and Cr Keith Williams has written to Echonetdaily in response to yesterday's story with Annie Kia and Nan Nicholson about the proposed Dunoon Dam.

Water and future growth: is a new dam the answer?

As the deadline for public responses to the Rous Future Water Project 2060 approaches, the community has been getting more organised, with lots of discussion online and a meeting of the Dunoon Dam Proposal Action Group in the Channon yesterday.

Keith Williams puts case for the Dunoon Dam

Rous County Council's Future Water Project 2060 proposal has been on public exhibition for a week now. Echonetdaily caught up with Rous CC Chairperson Keith Williams to dig into the detail.

Ballina councillors to lead region on water, weeds and flooding

Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.

Greens police meeting out of order, says ALP candidate

Ballina’s Deputy Mayor Keith Williams taken a swing at Greens MLC David Shoebridge for hosting a public meeting to ‘call police to account’ following recent social media posts of alleged police beatings of drug affected young people in Byron Bay.

Big political parties have had their day

A dear friend of mine recently came up with the term 'The Party is Over'. This article is dedicated to her hard and selfless work against the corrosive and destructive CSG mining industries.

Ballina council to keep meetings away from the little screen

Ballina Council opposed a motion yesterday to film all but confidential meetings for public viewing outside of the chamber meetings.

Ballina next to vote on fluoride

Staff reporters A Ballina councillor is calling for a new vote on water fluoridation in his shire after Lismore councillors voted to withdraw approval for...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...