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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Edjamakashun pledges from NSW election candidates

NSW election candidates make their case for improving poor education standards  With Labor think tank, The McKell Institute, outlining a...

Agreement on floodplains

The Echo reports Paul Toole, Minister for Regional NSW, stating that we must stop development on floodplains, stop making...

Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

Stories about "Simon Richardson":

Former mayor appointed planning panel member

Former Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, and Joe Vescio were appointed as community members to the Northern Regional Planning Panel at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Who represents you?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell The Echo reported last week that Mayor Simon Richardson and senior staff again refused to comment on recent the loss in the Land...

Beach shades

Geneth Harrington, Byron Bay Conspiracy theories do abound. Politicians putting boss foxes in charge of the environmental hen houses. And now ‘our Council’ are planning...

Byron Shire’s community awards – January 25

Zenith Virago was named the 2021 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Byron Bay last night.

Byron Mayor gets half cut!

This month is all about going HalfCut for the Forest – Jimmy HalfCut was in the region recently working with Rainforest 4 promoting his HalfCut Campaign

Richardson won’t stand in the 2020 Byron election

With local council elections being held later this year, there has been a lot of speculation about who will be running for office in the Byron Shire.

Ballina councillors to lead region on water, weeds and flooding

Balllina Shire Councillor Keith Williams has been re-elected as chairperson of the Rous County Council, a group representing four councils on the Northern Rivers.

Mayor defends Byron council on koalas

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended the council’s work protecting koalas after acclaimed Northern Rivers-based environmentalist Dailan Pugh said the council didn’t give ‘a stuff’ about the endangered animals.

Nearly 25 years after calling for council koala plans, NSW govt has approved 6 – sort of

When was the last time you saw a koala ‘in the wild’? Alive? A NSW state inquiry on koala populations is underway, with a public...

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of the community/business coin, his support...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists today in the US and...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.