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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Infatuating audiences

Byron Bay indie-rock outfit The Collifowers have made a habit of infatuating audiences all along the east coast with...

Roller skating, skateboarding and more for Lismore

The ‘Lismore Urban Sports Precinct’ will deliver skateboarding, roller skating, BMX, scootering and sport climbing infrastructure as well as associated recreational infrastructure. 

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

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New cops for the Northern Rivers

The Tweed/Byron police district has four newly graduated officers while Richmond Police District Superintendent Toby Lindsay has welcomed eight recruits further south, including one woman, for the team covering Lismore, Nimbin, Ballina and surrounds.

Man found dead on Richmond River bank at Ballina

Echonetdaily understands a man whose body was found on the banks of the Richmond River at Ballina on Saturday night was one of two men who had earlier fallen into the river.

Ballina police face assault, perjury trial

A group of policemen are accused of fabricating a story that a man, who was allegedly assaulted in the Ballina police station, punched a senior constable.

Man charged with sexual assault at Ballina beach

A man has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on a Ballina beach yesterday.

Man charged over fake banknotes at Evans Head

A 72-year-old man will face court next month after he was allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currency at Evans Head.

Police appeal for teenage girl missing near Ballina

Police hold serious concerns for the welfare of a teenage girl who went missing from her home in Alstonville, near Ballina yesterday morning.

Police investigated after missing Ballina man found dead

For the second time this year Ballina police are being investigated after they failed to find a person who was reported missing and was subsequently discovered dead.

Police to be investigated over Ballina man’s death

A critical incident investigation has been established after police apparently failed to find a man reported to be lying on the ground at a property in Tamar Street, Ballina, on Tuesday, only to return hours later to find the man dead.

Police investigate after body found in Ballina

Police have established a crime scene after the body of a man was found in the rear yard of a block of units in Winton Lane, Ballina, this morning.

Ballina cops to face trial over bashing

Four police officers will stand trial next year accused of bashing an Aboriginal man at Ballina. A total of 25 charges were laid against six officers after an incident involving Corey Barker at the Ballina police station in January 2011.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.