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Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

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More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Stories about "Mullumbimby development":

Massive two-storey to block sun, impose over neighbours

Mullumbimby residents have been shocked to learn that a large two-storey home was approved by Byron Shire Council staff despite it breaching Council’s own planning guidelines.

Spiritual retreat or a bucks in the bank?

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby. Does Mark Franklyn think we’re all airy-fairy idiots in Mullumbimby? In his ad in last week’s Echo he says his proposal for a...

Coolamon campground plan inappropriate

David Brown, Mullumbimby. You leave Mullumbimby for a month and what happens? You guessed it, another DA for inappropriate development appears. This time, a large...

Large camping ground proposed near Mullumbimby

A 239-lot camping ground, along with 270 parking spaces, associated shower/toilet blocks, 12 tourist cabins, a yoga ‘temple’ and day spa facilities are all proposed for 1897 Coolamon Scenic Drive, just north of Mullumbimby.

Affordable housing or heritage precinct?

Chris Cooney, Mullumbimby I’m not one prone to the overuse of hyperbole but the decision made by the council at last week’s meeting concerning the Koho...

What’s all the hoo-hah about Koho?

Leah Ashenhurst, property manager, Elders Bangalow and 11-year Mullumbimby resident. As a long-term resident living in Mullumbimby I do wonder about all the hoo-hah surrounding...

Mullumbimby heritage about more than streetscape

Len Bates, Mullumbimby. Many people do not know that the old part of Mullumbimby township west of the railway line was declared a Heritage Conservation Area in July 2014 under the new the DCP and LEP. This is the area where the 10 double-storey units are proposed to be built at 116 Stuart St.

‘Affordable’ housing plan for 10 units in Mullum a joke

Christine McNeil, Mullumbimby. I moved into Mullumbimby township in 1989. How quiet it was, how almost quaint, with noon Saturday closing of all the shops and the most exciting thing to eat tofu chips from the glorious Popular Café.

Why squeeze 10 townhouses on a residential block in Mullum?

Name and address withheld. I'm wondering if Mullum locals are aware of a development application now available to comment till April 26 regarding 116 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.