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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Other News

Border bubble zone bursts thanks to COVID-19 cases in QLD

Anyone in NSW who has been in one or more of eleven particular Queensland local government areas since 21 July is required to stay at home for fourteen days from the date they were last in those areas, 'or until the notice is revoked', authorities said Monday.

Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy

Sandra Haslam Matthew Evans is a restauranteur, farmer, food activist and author, best known for his SBS series Gourmet Farmer....

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay

In response to Dailan Pugh’s letter; upon your recommendation I did go and look at the Belongil. Have you been down there recently, by which I mean any time in years? The idea that the construction of the rock walls would lead to disappearance of beach turned out to be a myth. There’s more sand now than in the ‘80s, brother!

The whole coastal retreat philosophy was dreamt up because mining companies tore out the heavy black mineral sands. In order to avoid those mining companies having to do something about it, government departments suddenly began to develop the idea that it was all ‘natural processes’.

The beaches of Byron Bay have been managed landscapes for over a century. We can debate how they should be managed, but manage them we must. Sand supply has to be addressed further down the coast. Let’s look at that, shall we?

Love your work, Dailan.

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    • Barrow old son, there you go again denying science and evidence. You need to pay less attention to your Mentor-in-Chief in his White House basement and do some reading – try the recent NSW Bushfire Enquiry 2020 and The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements 2020. Oh wait, of course it all just, “Climate emergency hysterical Nonsense”.


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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

With COVID-19 cases surging across Sydney and defence forces being deployed in the city, NSW Parliament put out a brief statement last week saying MPs will not sit in the month of August ‘owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in NSW’.

Markets could return to Byron’s Butler St Reserve

Byron’s weekly farmers’ market may return to its traditional home in Butler Street Reserve after detailed soil testing found that the park was less contaminated than was feared.

Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

Should the Council-owned plot of land in Mullumbimby, known as Lot 22, be used for temporary accommodation for those at risk of homelessness, as a matter of urgency?

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media ‘research’. Also a big thanks...