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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

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Less parking more drainage say New Brighton residents

Bad weather on the weekend only served to highlight an ongoing drainage problem in New Brighton, with residents incredulous at Council’s plan to create dozens of new car parking spaces, yet they can’t, or won’t, fix the drainage problem.

Queen at home on Country

Colony Bees, based in Mullumbimby, are pleased to advise that a native nest of the Apidae family has made home inside the hollow of an old growth tree on Bundjalung Country.

Step towards healing

While reading Michal Schiff’s letter (Echo 3 Apr) I am reminded of the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart’s request...

Sea Shepherd’s ocean protection looks to new horizons

Mention Sea Shepherd (SS) to most people, and it conjures up images of dramatic whaling boat collisions at sea.  

Harvest Food Festival: Thursday 2 to Saturday 5 May

As part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival in May you’ll have the chance to get up close...

Save Wallum public meeting this Thursday

Activists focussed on Saving Wallum will be holding a public meeting this Thursday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall from 6pm.

Stories about "Alcohol-fuelled violence":

Three men charged over Cheeky Monkeys assault

A security guard at Byron Bay’s Cheeky Monkeys Bar and Restaurant was lucky to escape serious injury on Friday after three patrons who had been asked to leave attacked him.

Four arrested after brawl outside Great Northern Hotel

Police were called to the Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, on Saturday night after angry would-be patrons attacked security guards

A tale of two Byrons

Paul Davies, Suffolk Park. A thin sliver of intense red sunlight, like a giant bloody fingernail clipping, cuts above the horizon and soon vanishes up...

Pub lockout laws may not work: study

A new study challenges the effectiveness of controversial lockout laws from bars and clubs, such as were implemented in Byron Bay in 2013.

Byron street violence down: police

The assault rate on the streets of Byron has dropped 13 per cent in a year and police say it is due to the conditions of Byron Bay's Liquor Accord beginning to bite.

Ballina fight leaves man in hospital

A 34-year-old man has been charged over an assault outside a Ballina pub at the weekend which left a younger man in hospital with head injuries.

Premier fails to address alcohol violence

Trevor Robertson, Upper Crystal Creek. The alcohol-fuelled violence faced by police and ambulance paramedics every weekend and families left grief-stricken following the deaths of innocent young men must be addressed.

Police union calls for earlier lockouts

Police and harm-prevention campaigners have called for tougher alcohol-trading restrictions in Byron Bay to tackle the grog-fuelled violence problem in the town.

Byron’s licensed premises ‘still protected’

Tony Brown, Newcastle/Byron Bay. I admit I have been one of Barry O’Farrell’s and his government’s greatest critics for their past pathetic response to primarily preventable alcohol-related harm and the avoidable loss of young lives.

Toughened drink laws ‘don’t go far enough’

Police have congratulated the state government over new laws designed to reduce alcohol-related violence but the opposition says the changes don’t go far enough.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.