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Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Nerves

Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Stories about "Sol Ibrahim":

Sol’s ‘folly’ will cost community

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay Sol Ibrahim intends to make ratepayers pay to construct rock walls at Belongil to protect private houses. This means diverting our rates from roads and public infrastructure into works that will rob us of our public beach. There is no public benefit from Ibrahim’s walls.

Rock wall plan favours Belongil landowners

Paul Spooner, Byron Shire councillor. It appears that all people in the Byron Shire are not to be treated equally when it comes to deciding whether to put rocks on public land at Belongil beach.

Coastal protection a human issue

Sol Ibrahim, Byron Shire Councillor In my role as a Byron Shire councillor I have had a rare opportunity to read detailed coastal engineering reports...

Undermining more than sand

Sol Ibrahim, Byron Shire councillor The issue of our beachfront is far too important for inaccuracies and half truths. Firstly, planned retreat is not a...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.