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New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

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

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Stories about "crime":

Learner charged after Bruns roundabout crash

A 16-year-old learner driver has been charged with a string of offences after a crash in Brunswick Heads on Tuesday night.

76 year old man arrested with 36kgs of cannabis

At 2.15am on Saturday morning, police were patrolling the Pacific Highway at Ewingsdale when they stopped a vehicle for a random breath test, leading to a surprising haul.

Bob Stewart found guilty in South Golden Beach dog cruelty case

Robert Bruce Stewart sat impassively as Magistrate Karen Stafford read out the guilty verdict in Ballina Court House yesterday, after two days of testimony relating to the bow-shooting death of his neighbour's pet dog Bucket.

Teen and three adults refused bail after Northern Rivers police chase

Police said they charged four people after several police chases on the Northern Rivers on Sunday.

Police ‘disappointed’ with weekend drink-drive blitz results

‘It is disappointing to see so many drivers continuing to drive with drugs or alcohol in their system,’ a media release from Tweed/Byron police read.

Holiday campers warned: watch out for thieves

Thieves are reportedly targeting caravan parks from Tweed Heads to Pottsville stealing pushbikes, computer tablets, TVs, phones and other various electronic items. 

Police arrest 9th person in Strike Force Balsillie

Richmond Police detectives said they started Strike Force Balsillie in February this year to investigate methylamphetamine and firearms supply in Casino.

Mother pleads guilty to locking child in car

A woman has admitted that she locked her seven-year-old son in a car at Brunswick Heads after the boy was allegedly assaulted by a...

Man, 28, arrested after alleged rape of disabled woman

A Queensland man was arrested five days after he allegedly raped a woman with a cognitive impairment twice last month in the Lismore area.

Homeless elderly man bashed in Byron Bay

A 69-year-old man living on Byron’s streets was brutally bashed last Wednesday night, according to Veronica Rowe from the Northern Rivers Homeless Alliance.

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 the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.