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A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

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Ballina charity ball to raise funds for men’s mental health

Locals will have the chance to support local men with their mental health when the Night of Hope Charity Ball takes place in Ballina on October Ball.

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.19.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

New Nesbitt Park mountain bike skills course in Lismore

Though Lismore is currently in lockdown, the city has inaugurated a new sporting activity in Nesbitt Park that will make residents want to enjoy outdoors as soon as possible.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

Stories about "treehouse":

Byron treehouse gets a lifeline

Byron’s much-loved Massinger Street treehouse could be saved from demolition under a motion to be voted on at Byron Shire Council’s upcoming meeting on Thursday. The structure has long been a popular spot both for local kids and curious passers-by.

Rusty Datsuns fill empty spaces

The Rusty Datsuns formed way back in ’11 during the floods of Brisbane, while taking shelter in the living room of a high-set old Queenslander. While the water was getting high, they sang harmonies around the kitchen sink to keep their spirits even higher.

Brett plays with a Greenthumb

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FYr8ScXukdk Brett Winterford is a folk singer-songwriter from Sydney who is reinventing the modern day troubadour. Winterford has spent the last couple of years writing...

A thoughtful lyricist and innovative musician

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZZqVDJQB9A Cairns-born and Brisbane-based Hannah Karydas, in many ways, mirrors the often-repeated trajectory that many young singer/songwriters take – is gifted an acoustic guitar at...

Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the most vulnerable and otherwise to...

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for us as part of OzGreen...

Greed

I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’. Let’s...

Bioenergy facility

Council continued to downplay the noise from trucks associated with the proposed bioenergy plant in last week’s Echo. This is problematic because noise is a...