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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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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.

Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

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.

Stories about "Byron Community Centre":

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’ part of the ‘Community’ Centre...

Mobile showers and laundry come to Northern Rivers

Showers and doing a bit of laundry are an unremarkable daily event for most people. But for the homeless the luxury of a warm shower and getting your clothes clean is not such a simple and unremarkable experience.

Climate emergency means we ALL need emergency plans

Even if you do get a warning and decide to stay, there is no guarantee emergency responders will make it to your place in time to save you or your property from disaster.

A little shelter and comfort from the rain

We all like a dry pace to sleep when it rains but for some it is not so easy to find.

NRCF continues to help those in need

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) distributed around $114,000 to a range of social, arts and environmental groups throughout the northern rivers region at Monday’s annual grants ceremony.

Vale, Trevor Sleep, Byron community stalwart

The Byron community lost one of its stellar contributors this week when Trevor John Sleep passed away.

Churches step up for homeless in severe weather

If you’ve been put out by the rains that have lashed the Shire recently, spare a thought for the region’s homeless population. Thankfully, the Byron Community Centre has been doing just that.

Byron Theatre gets $250k facelift

Byron’s home of arts, cultural and community events, Byron Theatre, is set receive $260,000 in state funding to modernise the facilities and improve the experience for performers and patrons alike.

A roundup of cultural events in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week starting September 27th

Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk Brunswick Heads | Free No matter how much of a sceptic you are, it’s without a doubt that the planet is in...

Byron’s talented youth take to the stage

Compelling solo and group drama, comedy and music genres from Baroque cello, ballads, rock, pop, blues and punk are some of the exciting emerging talents that you can enjoy from Byron High School this Monday September 24 at the Byron Community Centre.

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.