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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Stories about "Bundjalung":

January 26 – a conflicting day for Australians

January 26. A conflicting date for many Australians. For some, this date reflects over 200 years of destruction and denigration of our traditional customs, values, languages, and cultural landscapes.

Storylines: Bring back the balance

There was a time when humans were content with living in harmony with nature, our struggles were elemental and intricately connected to our survival.

Catching up with Ballina MP Tamara Smith

In the first of a two part series, the Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, talks about some of the big issues in her electorate.

Calls for a Bundjalung Cultural Centre in Ballina

Community member Eli Cook is calling for a new Bundjalung Cultural Centre for Ballina. A petition to Ballina Council has already gathered over 1,100 signatures in support.

Bundjalung artivism to raise funds for the Plateau

The North Lismore Plateau is of great significance to the Bundjalung people. It has been a long battle for the Bundjalung people to stop the works at the North Lismore Plateau and it has been an ongoing financial stress for those opposing the project.

Always was, always will be…

Yesterday the Federal Court convened at Brunswick Heads to recognise the native title rights of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay.

Bundjalung story and NORPA deliver ‘Djurra’

Inspired by a Bundjalung creation story called Three Brothers, NORPA’s latest offering is a mesmerising dance theatre piece called Djurra.

Bundjalung brothers on track to preserve Aboriginal heritage

Two Bundjalung men are undertaking archaeological monitoring and simultaneously gaining employment skills at the reconstructed Wilsons walking track in East Lismore, which is currently under construction

NAIDOC week in Byron: art, film, flags and family

NAIDOC week kicked off in Byron Shire yesterday, with the raising of the Aboriginal flag at the Council Chambers in Mullumbimby and the opening of a Bundjalung art exhibition at the Byron Bay Surf Club.

Recognising local Widjabul‐Wyabul artists

Recognising the importance of local artists Lismore Regional Gallery and Arts Northern Rivers are seeking expressions of interest to create a strong new work of art in the Lismore quadrangle that will create a focal point for the entrance to the new Lismore Regional Gallery.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.