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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

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Stories about "clothes-optional beach":

Nude bathing remains at Tyagarah beach

A bid to close Tyagarah beach to nude bathing was voted down by Greens mayor Simon Richardson’s casting vote at Thursday’s Council meeting (November...

Lonely beaches like Tyagarah inherently unsafe

Jim Nutter, Main Arm.  I can sympathise with Jennifer Innes of Tyagarah re the problem of sexual predation at her local beach. In her letter she...

Clothes-optional common sense

Gwen Gould, Tyagarah. I have been fence sitting on the matter of optional clothing at Tyagarah as I like to think we live in a free...

Nude-beach abusers are on notice

Cr Sarah Ndiaye, Byron Shire Council. Nude ain’t rude – but unwanted sexual advances definitely are. I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all...

Men charged with nudity and offensive conduct at Tyagarah Nature Reserve

After complaints by members of the public regarding sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, police have commenced daily patrols of the area – and in the last week have arrested four men.

Byron’s clothing optional beach gets a reprieve

Byron Shire Council today resolved to continue to allow nude bathing on a reduced stretch of Tyagarah Beach, starting 200 metres south of Grays Lane and ending well north of Elements Resort.

Will Tyagarah remain a clothes-optional beach?

Byron Shire Council will debate removing the clothes-optional status of the beach near Grays Lane, Tyagarah this Thursday.

How to deal with nude-beach harassment

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Paul Spooner takes the easy way out, proposing to cancel the clothing-optional beach near Grays Lane. But effort is needed to...

What is the Byron way? How to make clothes-optional beaches safe

The question of keeping a clothes-optional beach in Byron Shire is creating heated debate as the community looks for ways of creating a safe clothes-optional beach at Tyagarah.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

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Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

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