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Natural history

While I have not the informed authority to confirm John Bradley’s musings on the birds that seem to be...

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Indigenous cricketers go head-to-head

Regional teams came together at Ballina’s Fripp Oval for an Indigenous cricket challenge carnival on January 26, last week. The...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Have your Perfect Say

We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their superstar tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market

Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Elanora woman murdered – police seek sightings of Ford Laser

Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman are appealing to anyone who may have seen or captured vision...

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

Stories about "mobile phone towers":

Optus to build 6 new phone towers in Northern Rivers

Optus is set to build new mobile phone towers in six locations across the Northern Rivers with funding from the state government’s mobile black-spot program.

Wilsons Creek Telstra tower recommended for refusal

Byron Shire Council staff have recommended that a controversial application from Telstra to build a 4G mobile phone tower on Wilsons Creek Road be refused.

Wilsons Creek residents take class action against Telstra tower

A nationwide class action is being filed against government and industry for harmful exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) by Wilsons Creek locals over the development application for a Telstra microwave tower in their valley. 

Could Optus tower near nature reserve impact birdlife?

Gary Opit and Carmel Daoud, Wooyung. After reading Fast Buck’s letter (Echo 11 April) entitled Denying public voice, that stated, ‘Staff are currently proposing changes...

Clunes to get mobile reception at last

Residents and businesses of Clunes are set to get better reception as a result of a new program to eradicate a mobile phone black spots.

Mobile phone towers reduce value

Anton Vanderbyl , Palmwoods. The federal Government is partnering with Telstra to erect 499 new mobile phone towers. One is planned for Possum Creek.

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of the fence. A well-to-do lawyer...

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.