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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Stories about "water extraction":

The ‘new gold’-diggers: water ‘miners’, desperate farmers and thirsty councils

As local governments across the Northern Rivers announce increased water restrictions, more regional politicians are backing an end to water extraction for the bottled water industry.

Extract the local member, not the water

Gwyn Hooper, Uki. The recent implosion of the Liberal Party has all but guaranteed a change of government at the next election. This has resulted in...

Pryce should think twice

Trevor White, Uki. I would like to bring your attention to a letter sent to the Tweed Valley Weekly last Thursday (August 16). the letter...

Tweed water-extraction firm’s upgrade bid off to court

Tweed Shire Council will defend a legal challenge to their rejection of a controversial bid by a water-extraction company at rural Bilambil to boost the size of its transport trucks from six to 19 metres and upgrade the road leading to its plant.

Groundswell anger over Tweed Valley’s ‘water mining’

A public meeting at the Uki last night revealed a groundswell of widespread discontent around the Tweed Valley over proposals for large-scale extraction of water from bores for bottling for sale.

Ex minister withdraws Uki water-extraction plan

By Luis Feliu A controversial plan by a former state agriculture minister to extract millions of lires of water a year from a licensed bore...

Ex minister’s water-extraction plan riles Uki locals

A former state agriculture minister's plan to extract 24 megalitres of water a year from a licensed bore on his Uki property and transporting it to a global soft-drinks giant's bottling plant has raised the ire of locals from around the Tweed Valley village.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...