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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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Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

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.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Stories about "NBN":

ATO and NBN scams netted over $1m

ATO and NBN scams have been on the rise with scammers netting over $1m this year alone.

Help Durrumbul rumble the NBN

Opposition to the 45m NBN tower at Durrumbul is being brought into focus this Saturday 1 December from 2pm with some famous musos and barefoot dancing at Durrumbul Hall in Main Arm.

NBN shambles on Turnbull’s head: workers

Malcolm Turnbull’s NBN is a shambolic mess, not just for consumers struggling for a connection, but also for the workers forced to deal with the disaster, the Communications Union said today.

NBN roll out concerns?

Are you concerned about the NBN roll out? Local MP Justine Elliot will be at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club on Wednesday, August 30, between 11am and 1pm to listen to the concerns of local residents regarding the NBN rollout.

Demographer describes Northern Rivers as entrepreneurial hotspot

Renowned demographer, Bernard Salt of KPMG, will be in Lismore tomorrow to reveal just why the Northern Rivers region has been named as one of the top entrepreneurial hotspots in the country.

Coorabell residents left to fight it alone over NBN tower

Residents against an NBN tower in Coorabell will have to go it alone after Council’s efforts to stop the project with a court injunction were abandoned at last Thursday’s Byron Shire Council meeting.

Time to end NBN’s mile-high adventure, claims NSW Farmers

In light of reports on NBN’s poor performance, NSW Farmers has called on the federal government to step in and stop the sale of...

NBN health risks

Diana Sweeney, Federal. Many of us who live on a hill in the Byron shire have been approached by the NBN – or will be in the not too distant future. Currently, the decision to erect an NBN tower on private property rests solely with the land owner.

Region’s residents resist telco towers

Determined groups of northern rivers residents are resisting the erection of telecommunications towers, citing health concerns.

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.