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BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

OPINION: Australia’s COVID-19 fantasy could’ve been real

Getting too caught up in the details can mean that we are distracted, says political commentator Andrew Street – we need to step back to ask the bigger question of why we’re at this point at all.

Are you a mycophile or a mycophobe?

Considering we have such a reputation for clean, green, environmentally responsible farming of nutrient rich food, it’s surprising that...

Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Unnecessary divisions

Louise Andrews, Lennox Head Dear Mandy, an excellent article in The Echo (Soapbox, 21 July). It saddens me too to witness...

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Stories about "Shark Watch":

Pop-up protest against shark nets at surf comp

Calling for the removal of shark nets members of north coast marine conservation groups converged on the Roxy Pro and the Quicksilver Pro Surfing competitions at Coolangatta last Saturday.

Stop shark nets says local MP

Greens want shark nets removed and the state government and the DPI to fund shark watch supported by drone technology, claiming current methods give swimmers and surfers a false sense of security.

Shark nets catching and killing more threatened species than sharks

Out of 72 creatures caught across the five shark nets only one white shark was caught and many of the creatures caught and killed in the nets were endangered and included threatened species.

Drone pilots, spotters prepare for Shark Watch

A sign-up and fundraiser for volunteers wanting to become part of Australia’s first Shark Watch crew using state-of-the-art drones for spotting held at Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach on Saturday had a buzz of excitement in the air about it.

Byron council to fund Shark Watch program

Byron Shire Council is putting its money where its mouth is in providing funding for a shark spotting program by Shark Watch in the Byron shire.

Westerly winds challenge Tweed Valley sailors

Matt Andrews The experience of John Haywood and the other crew members of Capers triumphed in the winter westerlies and run out tide that greeted...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 4 August, 2021

It's time to get out and see our wonderful performers whilst you can.

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Sobering Tale

Like most people I know alcoholism is in my genes. My father was an alcoholic. He drove drunk into another car, killed himself and an innocent man. He was 30. I’m 53.