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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

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Natives planted along Bruns River to improve fish habitat

A fishing conservation charity says it has recently planted 360 native trees on the Brunswick River.

How are governments dealing with floodplain living?

Living on a coastal floodplain in a high rainfall region means that there will be floods and ocean encroachment that need to be managed by Council, state government and landholders.

Fish-passage grant set to ‘bring back the Brunswick’

A project to eradicate low-level fish barriers on the Brunswick River is so important to river health and fish breeding it has been dubbed ‘Bringing back the Brunswick’ by Byron Shire Council.

Body found in Brunswick River identified

The body spotted by locals in Brunswick River below Mullumbimby on November 29, 2017 has been identified by police.

Disagreement over future of Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

The backfilling of the Brunswick boat harbour slipway by the Department of Primary Industry – Lands and Water (DPI) has drawn the ire of the new owner of the Brunswick Fish Co-op William Silverman.

Update – Dead body found in Brunswick River

A dead body was found this afternoon in the Brunswick River near Mullumbimby.

Flood warning for Wilsons River

Some 210mm has fallen over the Wilsons River catchment in the 12 hours to 3pm, prompting the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a minor flood warning. An earlier minor flood warning for the Brunswick River has been withdrawn.

Sewage seepage is Brunswick River’s biggest problem

James Blacket, Myocum. Notwithstanding any plans for the Brunswick Heads boat harbour and river, the water quality in the river remains the greatest impediment to any rejuvenation. The well known source of the pollution is Mullumbimby’s broken sewerage system mixing with stormwater.

Don’t swim in the Brunswick: Council

As at 9.45am (Saturday 2 May) Last night's storm saw power outages at sewer pump stations at Suffolk Park, Broken Head and Ocean Shores and...

Discovering bazinga and more in the summer sea

Have you heard about the Ocean Shores photographer who discovered a new species of jellyfish, which he found at high tide in the Brunswick River?

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.