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Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

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.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

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Fears Murwillumbah will lose health services

Reclassifying Murwillumbah from a regional to a metropolitan categorisation has been criticised by both local councillors and federal MP Justine Elliot who say it will negatively impact on health services in the town.

Provest’s political point-scoring

Lynn Dickinson, Pottsville According to the NSW Government website, ‘under Section 220 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) a council is a body corporate. ...

Katie Milne as Tweed Mayor for another two years

Tweed Greens Councillor Milne has been returned as Mayor for another two years while independent Councillor Chris Cherry was elected unopposed to the position of Deputy Mayor.

Tweed Council rejects Adani

Tweed Council rejected any dealings with the Adani Carmichael mine and its associates at last nights council meeting but not everyone was in favour.

Mayor opens Tweed’s first new affordable home

Tweed mayor Katie Milne opened a new affordable home in Murwillumbah yesterday. The best news is, there are 21 more in the pipeline, thanks to a partnership between Tweed Shire Council and affordable housing agency Horizon Homes.

Tweed’s scenic values eroded

What are we shielding from view? I refer to the article Coast Road’s scenic values threatened: mayor by Luis Feliu in Echonetdaily on November 13. This article highlighted the need for strategic planning to retain the scenic and environmental values of the Tweed Coast road corridor.

Refusal of subdivision on Pottsville high-school site defended

Tweed mayor Katie Milne used her casting vote to ensure Tweed Shire Council will defend its recent rejection of a controversial 65-lot housing subdivision on a site long earmarked for a public high school at the fast-growing Pottsville.

New Tweed mayor Katie Milne thinking ahead

Michael McNamara, Tyalgum. I congratulate Greens councillor Katie Milne on being elected as Tweed mayor and also on moving a resolution to ask the council’s bankers to consider not investing in CSG or other fossil fuel projects.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

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

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,...