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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Community disharmony

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

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

Stories about "koala plan of management":

No thinking, let alone a conscience on koalas, allowed!

It appears that governance in NSW is no longer about representing your constituents, it is about following the party line, no questions asked. Fortunately for koalas one upper house Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack was prepared to cross the floor in their defense.

Koala roadkill to reduce if drivers slow down

New measures are being taken to alert motorists to koala blackspots as Lismore Council implements new signage and road markings encouraging drivers to slow down.

Exposed: NSW governments recipe for koala extinction

If you are genuinely trying to save the koala why would you chose not to protect its known areas of habitat and recommend a significant number of habitat areas for either high-impact logging or clear-felling?

Nationals slammed for their koala plan

National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) is questioning the strategy that was passed at the National party conference to save koalas saying that it won’t save the species from the problems the Nationals have created via their enthusiasm for land clearing and native forest logging.

Black Rocks Men’s Shed site claims disputed

David Norris, Pottsville.  I wish to respond to Ms Lorraine Vass’ recent letter. Contrary to her experience, many koala experts claim that koalas are vulnerable...

Koalas in highway’s path ‘dying anyway’, says RMS

The newly released koala plan of management for the Pacific Highway section south of Ballina has drawn the ire of koala campaigners who say it is simply a method of managing the local colony into extinction.

Byron koalas need management plan

M Gardner, Byron Bay. Recently I wrote that Byron shire needed to have a growth plan for our wildlife. Koalas are one species in desperate need of at least a management plan, but councillors voted 5-4 soon after to defer the adoption of the koala management plan yet again.

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...