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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club is hosting its inaugural regatta at Shaws Bay, Ballina.

The event will be opened with a welcome to Country and an Indigenous boat-smoking ceremony from 1pm on Saturday 23 August followed by a ‘Chase Race’ with turns over a 250km course, and a 100-metre round-robin event. These races are for club teams that are coming from other areas.

The club has eight community teams, put together by local businesses that are registered for the events on Sunday 24 August, and are ready to join in on the excitement of dragon boating.

This will be a thrilling Dragon Boat Regatta – all are welcome. There will be food vendors, coffee wagons, and merchandising tents as well as raffles.

This exciting event is an alcohol-free, child-friendly weekend that offers fun for all.

 


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