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Natural Resources Commission using ‘propaganda’ to log koala feed trees sat NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.

Editorial: Clear as a muddled government

Good news! Local police will not be actively enforcing the government’s Public Health (COVID-19 General) Order 2021 when it comes to business activity – see NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity.

Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars

Apart from the fact that some people have a valid reason for not being fully or even partially vaccinated, today, the precious lambs become sheep and the others are goats, that is, Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars.

Taking care of shit

The proposal is to close Ocean Shores Sewage Treatment Plant (OS STP) and transfer its load to Brunswick Valley...

Killing democracy

I believe the following information is essential knowledge for all Australians. Independent Senator Rex Pattrick has blasted Morrison for...

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Drugs, gun, ammo, silencers seized in Byron Bay raid

A man is due in Tweed Heads court today charged with 13 offences after drugs, a gun, silencers, ammunition, and stolen credit cards were seized when a 4WD was searched at Byron Bay this morning

Man charged after Byron road rage attack

Police have refused bail to a man who allegedly used a machete and a baton to attack two men following a road rage incident on the Pacific Highway, as well as driving at one of them.

Men on the run may be in Byron Bay

Update: Two men wanted over a shooting in Melbourne are believed to still be in the Byron Bay area after a raid on a motel in Suffolk Park on Tuesday night failed to find them.

‘Drunk and disorderly’ revellers in Byron Bay

A man was assaulted in Apex Park in the early hours of Sunday morning while another man was arrested for vandalising signs. But the most pervasive problem facing Byron Bay police is the number of people ignoring the town’s alcohol-free zones.

Byron Bay street fight leaves woman with facial injuries

Woman left with swelling, sore head and bleeding lip after being struck down by another woman on Jonson Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Man charged with 10 offences over double break and enter

A man who was injured trying to burgle a house on Friday (October 26), was hospitalised for his injuries and later caught trying to escape through the ceiling of the hospital toilet.

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Man arrested after wielding knife in Byron Bay pub

Police were called to a Byron Bay pub on Friday (October 5) after a man allegedly threatened patrons with a knife. They found a 28-year-old Byron Bay man nearby in Jonson Street, vomiting on a wall.

Manhunt: Byron Bay streets in lockdown

Update: According to latest reports, helicopters have been called in to look for several people who ran from a Mercedes Benz that had earlier been pursued by police from Ross Lane to Byron Bay at high speed. Sniffer dogs are reported to…

Alleged peeping Tom arrested over caravan park incident

Police have arrested a man who was allegedly discovered staring at a woman in a shower stall at a caravan park in Byron Bay last week.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.