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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

‘The Great Reset’

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

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Stories about "Shark attacks":

Close encounter with shark at Sharpes Beach, Ballina

Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson had a close encounter with the shark kind at Sharpes Beach near Ballina yesterday.

The myths about sharks and shark attacks debunked

A recent panel discussion in Byron Bay brought some focussed intelligence to bear on the subject of sharks for a change, instead of the usual Murdoch media beat-ups.

Shark nets the best option for protecting people

Nicholas Crouch, Lennox Head Can the Ballina Shark attack issue be reduced to this equation: One Great White or one person? The numbers are roughly the...

Cooper recuperates after shark attack

Teenage surfer Cooper Allen, who was bitten by a shark off the a Ballina beach this morning has escaped with only a few stitches from the ordeal.

Ballina beaches closed after shark attack at Lighthouse Beach

Surf Life Saving NSW has confirmed reports of a shark attack on a 17-year-old surfer at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina, at around 9am this morning...

Wategos to get acute shark attack pack ASAP

Byron Bay’s iconic Wategos Beach is the first in the state to receive what could be a life-saving medical kit containing key items needed in first aid situations following a shark attack.

Ballina shark barrier installation stalls

Installation of the controversial ‘eco’ shark barrier at Ballina’s Lighthouse Beach has stalled after fears that divers installing the 350kg concrete ‘planks’ that anchor...

Shark devices pose threat to boats: Sea Shepherd

So-called 'smart drum lines' in Ballina and Byron Bay could be a threat to boaties, the Sea Shepherd Australia group has claimed.

Is Evans River dredging attracting sharks?

An Evans Head residents group wants to know whether spoil from dredging in the Evans River might be attracting sharks.

Mick Fanning was not ‘attacked’ by shark

Dean Jefferys, skipper of marine conservation yacht Migaloo 2. This is a call to cut the hysteria and remove shark nets and drum lines. People around the world can see that the shark didn't intend to attack and kill Mick Fanning and there is no need to get hysterical about sharks and that humans are not on sharks' menu.

‘The Great Reset’

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

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...