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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...
Théo’s family mark fourth year of his disappearance
Today is the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Théo Hayez, an 18-year-old Belgian backpacker who was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay at around 11pm on May 31, 2019.
It is with great concern and disappointment, but not surprising, we have to declare that the brief hope we...
Private partnership sought for bioenergy facility proposal
Byron Council have been forced to explore the possibility of a public private partnership to fund its planned bioenergy facility in Byron Bay.
Flood trauma? Free women’s mindful healing workshops available
It has been a tough run in the Northern Rivers from drought to fire to pandemic to flood – so there is quite a bit to deal with for many of us.
The scribe is human. The scribe holds onto hope, love, and peace. These ingredients are essential for survival and...
Schoolboy’s moral courage
I would like to give a big shout out to the Bangalow Public School boy who showed courage and...
Stories about "potholes":
Pothole protest gets immediate results
Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...
Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income
Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.
Council crews working hard to repair potholes
Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.
Putting a lid on the pothole problem
We laugh and joke about them, and occasionally we curse them. We talk about them over dinner and sometimes threaten to sue the Council when our car suspension systems or tyres are wrecked.
Franklin delivers on roads funding
Roads, roads, roads... Ben Franklin has delivered on the $25m election promise made during his bid to win the seat of Ballina in the las NSW election.
Nick Mills, Eureka Yay, I just paid an $824 bill for one broken wheel, no doubt a subliminal message from my car saying ‘enough’ of the...
Remember the $25m election promise for roads?
Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin is staying tight lipped on when Byron Shire can expect $25m in roads funding, as pledged prior to the March 2019 NSW election.
Safer roads take the long route
Councillor Basil Cameron was frustrated that his attempt to create safer roads for everyone was delayed at the last council meeting.
Council and the state government in negotiations over desperately needed roads funding
Paul Bibby As potholes continue to spawn across the Shire like not-so-magic mushrooms, Byron Council and the State Government are in discussions over $25m in...
A sign of the times, as prankster scores points on our potholes
Sharp-eyed locals driving into Mullumbimby on Monday morning may have noticed a small but significant change to the iconic ‘Gateway to Mullumbimby’ sign.
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...
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....
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...