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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.

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‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Community bar – not

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

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Stories about "Cr Carolyn Byrne":

Quarter of a century long enough for Polglase

Stephanie Deane, Group B Tweed Shire Council candidate This week residents of Tweed have the opportunity to change the face of council. It's no good...

Tweed Nats’ familiar tricks

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Shire Council candidate, Tweed Heads. Tweed Council currently has a Request for Offer (RFO) 2016217 titled expression of interest – licence to conduct a...

Tweed councillor pledges disputed money to koalas

A Tweed shire councillor will have her disputed claims of hundreds of dollars in travel expenses reimbursed after she voted with colleagues to pay her out, despite an audit finding she had provided insufficient detail of where she went or what she did.

Tweed councillor’s expense-claim details ‘inadequate’

Tweed ratepayers will foot a bill of hundreds of dollars for travel claims by one of their councillors despite no details provided of where they went and for what.

Tweed councillor spat sparked by ‘elite’ tennis-club loan

Outgoing Tweed mayor Gary Bagnall claims he was under pressure to sign council documents for a controversial $100,000 interest-free loan to an elite tennis club when he snapped at a fellow councillor who has since taken the spat to police and the courts.

Tweed councillor’s dummy spit petulant and wasteful

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. So Tweed shire councilllor Carolyn Byrne has demanded a police investigation because, it seems, she may have been called a cow.

Tweed council spat ‘stretches thin blue line’

The laying of a police complaint by a Tweed shire councillor against a political opponent after last Thursday’s mayoral-election meeting has been described as the ‘Tweed’s biggest ever dummy spit’.

Why does Tweed’s Cr Byrne vote against mayoral minutes?

Elizabeth Jack, Tyalgum. After reading through the minutes of all the ordinary Tweed Shire Council meetings this year (on council's website) I find that Cr Carolyn Byrne has voted against accepting Gary Bagnall's mayoral minutes every month since January (seven times).

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

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

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

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?

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