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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Good start to season for Byron Beez basketballers

Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss,...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and...

Old man shouts at cloud #3

At a beachside town a couple of years ago I saw a young couple dressed as Goths. Not as cathedrals in that style of architecture, or as members of an axe-wielding Germanic tribe, or as characters in an Emily Bronte novel (though that’s fairly close), but as the black-clothed, black eyelinered Emo youth of the 1980s and ‘90s.

Unmissable sessions at Byron Writers Festival

Not sure which sessions to see? We’ve saved the best ’til last and highlighted some of the must-see panels and conversations from the 2022 program to help you decide. Hurry, Day Passes are selling fast!

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

Stories about "arrest":

Housebreaking tools seized, man arrested

A man has been charged with driving and property offences after police seized housebreaking implements from a car at Lismore.

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.

Alleged youth victim of Northern Rivers police assault testifies

The alleged victim has described what he remembers of the arrest, including its end when he was ‘thrown into a little dark box’.

Man charged following a police pursuit

Police say that on Saturday, officers observed the male driving a vehicle along Marine Parade, Kingscliff, 20kph above the speed limit, ignoring police actions to stop him.

DV assault, police pursuit and assault on police – Lismore

Police say a man will face court today charged after allegedly leading police in a pursuit, assaulting a woman known to him with a broken bottle and attempting to run down a police officer with a car yesterday.

Two charged after man stabbed – Byron Bay

Police say two men have been charged over the stabbing of another man at Byron Bay overnight.

One arrested at 5G protest in Mullumbimby

Protests against the Telstra installation of 5G at the Post Office in Mullumbimby yesterday led to the arrest of local activist Dean Jefferys.

Swimming the Tweed to avoid arrest

Police said this morning a 39-year-old man swam across a river and ran into bushland to avoid arrest on the Northern Rivers last Friday.

Former Lismore priest charged with child sex offences

A Catholic priest has been charged following alleged historical child sex offences that took place in the Lismore Diocese in the 1980s.

Video captures motorist’s arrest in Mullumbimby

This video obtained by Echonetdaily shows how last week’s drama unfolded in the streets of Mullumbimby, after a man stopped for a licence check ended up being handcuffed and dragged from his car.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...