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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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A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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.

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'.

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

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...

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Save our kids

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock How hot has the last week been – or better, felt? And it was only in the low thirties. How will...

Astroboy survives the Shitbox

Three years ago, Sydney couple Jane and Derry Thomas, inspired by the prospect of a ‘fantastic opportunity’ to raise money for cancer research, signed up to take part in a Shitbox Rally

Dusty drivers raise more than a million for cancer research

‘Two cars have been pronounced dead and I believe one got left at the pub’, said Mystery Box Rally commentator Katherine Ferris Monday morning. Fundraisers had a target of a million dollars this year and by Monday morning had already raised nearly five thousand dollars extra for cancer research.

Mullum’s Biggest Morning Tea

In Mullumbimby Jo Devine is selling cakes, tea and raffle tickets outside Mitre 10 to once again raise money for the Cancer Council as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

Pocket Rocket team raising money for cancer

A Burringbar duo are heading to the outback to raise money for cancer research on behalf of the Cancer Council of NSW.

Stars of Byron raise $15k for cancer

The Stars of Byron Shire Dance For Cancer showcased a range of performers earlier this month, including deputy mayor Basil Cameron and Bay FM’s Danny Salfield.

Taking on cancer one move at a time

Byron Shire is once again showing off its talented dancers as Danny Salfield of Bay FM takes to the floor to raise money for cancer as part of the Cancer Council NSW Stars of Byron Shire Dance for Cancer.

Echo drudge finds time for dancing

Echonetdaily sales rep Michelle Hall has a not-so secret passion: she’s a mad-keen rock ‘n’ roll dancer and she is already practising her moves for September's Stars of Byron Shire – Dance for Cancer event.

Cancer Council thanks volunteers

Cancer Council NSW would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our volunteers in the far north coast and northern rivers areas for their support as we mark our 60th birthday on the May 13 this year.

Cancer Council’s blooming big day of daffodils

Ashley Thomson, from Edinburgh, is doing an events internship with the Cancer Council and was part of a very successful Daffodil Day outside the Byron Bay Woolworths.

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.