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Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

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Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

Want to get your voice heard on affordable housing?

Northern Rivers locals are being encouraged to bring their experiences, views and possible solutions on housing affordability to the attention of the NSW government on August 17 and 18.

Editorial – Local leadership vacuum

The delays in holding Council elections are frustrating, the more so because what we have seen during the long period since the last vote has been an experiment in governing by the zen method of no government.

More than a missed gig: cancelled Bluesfest 2021 equivalent to nearly 900 job losses

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says data analysis shows this year’s last-minute festival cancelation due to pandemic public health orders cost the Australian economy more than $225 million.

Stories about "whale kill":

Pilot whales slaughtered at Faroe Islands

Alex Cornelissen (CEO of Sea Shepherd Global) and Rosie Kunneke (land team leader). This morning, Saturday, June 6, at approximately 0840 local time, a large pod of pilot whales was slaughtered in the first grindadráp (grind) of the year, on the island of Vágar in the northwest of the Faroe Islands archipelago.

One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.