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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Why the rush?

Sara Rath, Goonengerry I was born in Byron Bay and I am deeply concerned for the known and unknown impacts of...

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

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US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Kingscliff’s new ambulance station won’t be on State Significant Farmland

Concerns over the new Kingscliff Ambulance station being placed on State Significant Farmland were raised following the announcement of funding for the new ambulance station by Health Minister Brad Hazzard earlier this month.

Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Stories about "same sex marriage survey":

Why many gay men don’t give a f***k about marriage

The road to marriage equality in Australia has been a long, hard haul. And it hasn’t been made any easier by the fact that many gay men cheering loudly for the YES camp in the streets and on social media are ambivalent, at best, behind closed doors.

Thus Spake Mungo: PM refuses to share the love after marriage bill victory

Malcolm Turnbull may not have wished to appear churlish last Thursday after the final vote on the same sex marriage bill, but he had no choice: that was his job.

Overwhelming Yes vote in marriage equality survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has announced a 61.6 per cent Yes vote in the the national marriage equality postal vote survey. But the real surprise was in NSW where support dropped below 60 per cent.

LGBTIQ rally in Lismore ahead of survey result announcement

The long march of the marriage equality postal vote survey finally comes to an end this week, with the results to be announced on Wednesday, November 15. A rally will take place at the Quad outside the Lismore Regional Art Gallery on Wednesday morning.

Anglican church donates $1million to NO campaign

The Anglican Diocese of Sydney has donated $1 million to the 'no' campaign against marriage equality, Archbishop Glenn Davies told the church's Synod on Monday.

YES campaign casts its rainbow over Byron Bay

With still a month to go before the results of the nation’s longest ever survey are tabulated, supporters of the marriage equality YES campaign took to Byron Bay’s Apex Park on Sunday to relax, reflect and re-energise.

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...