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Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?

The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...

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Fun community connection for Japanese community 

The local Japanese community came together in early May at the Cavanbah center to celebrate Japanese Children’s Day. 

Speak Stan

The scribe is human. The scribe holds onto hope, love, and peace. These ingredients are essential for survival and...

Lennox Head Trojans find their winning mojo

The Lennox Head Trojans have turned their season around with back-to-back wins in the Far North Coast Rugby Unions’...

Getting Real About The Voice

Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the...

Yulli’s Byron Bay branches into breakfast!

Weekend breakfast out in the shire just got tastier! After recently locating to a new space in Carlyle St, Yulli’s Byron Bay is now also open for breakfast from 8 to 11am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dance and escape at the Nudge

Dance and escape before their winter break at June’s Nudge Nudge Wink Wink: The Ultimate Party with a Conscience! The party of the year...

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Vale community stalwart, Sharon Curry

The Byron Environment Centre say they are sad to note the passing of Sharon Curry, who died on February 15, 2022.

Farewell Sue – a much-loved Mullumbimbian

You could say that Sue Mallam was destined to run a business in Mullumbimby.

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

Vale Doug Anthony, 1929-2020

The former Deputy Prime Minister and stalwart of rural politics, Doug Anthony, has died at the age of 90, in Murwillumbah, the northern NSW town where he was born.

Vale Edith Franks – a great environmentalist

Longtime Byron resident and environmental advocate Edith Evelyn Franks (nee West) has passed away peacefully at the age of 92 surrounded by the love of all her family.

Vale Neddy Sutherland

The extraordinarily gifted jazz guitarist Ned Sutherland died last week, and his memorial was held in Bangalow on Friday.

Minns

Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s only a small step in...

To Mandy 

I love reading Mandy’s Soapbox, she reflects what I’m thinking, and many like me. In the 17 May column titled ‘A crown is just a...

Getting Real About The Voice

Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the historical fact of conquest i.e....

Police compassion

Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...