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Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

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Police find cocaine and MDMA in cross border op

Police seven people have been arrested following a six-month investigation into the supply of MDMA and cocaine on the NSW Far North Coast and south-east Queensland.

Drug bust at Tugun border check point

Police say two men have been charged after officers located eight kilos of cocaine during a vehicle intercept at the border checkpoint in Tugun last Friday.

Man appears in Tweed Heads court on cocaine supply charges

A man appeared in Tweed Heads local court yesterday on charges of commercial drug supply involving half a kilo of cocaine.

Annual haul of illicit drugs over 30 tonne

Every day the media reports stories of drug seizures, busts and border control incidents, and the figures often seem huge, but overall the numbers are even more immense.

Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.

More than $10,000 cash, drugs seized by police

Drugs and cash worth over $10,000 seized by Richmond Local Area Command in two separate incidents yesterday. Cocaine, MDMA and cannabis as well as unidentified powder and crystal were part of the haul.

Sixth Tweed rugby league player charged over Cairns trip

Another Tweed footballer has been charged over a notorious end-of-season trip to Cairns, this time for possession of cocaine.

Police bust drug lab in Lismore

Police say they have dismantled a drug laboratory in Lismore which they believed has been used to process cocaine.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...