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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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September 21: NNSWLHD COVID update and Byron-Tweed lockdown

The Northern NSW Local Health District held a press conference at Lismore Base Hospital this afternoon.

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

Teacher survey

The Echo’s survey of local teachers regarding vaccination was as illuminating as it was disappointing. One respondent popped their...

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

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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.

Busy weekend for Tweed Byron police

Drink-driving, assault, alcohol-free zones and the ongoing risk of COVID-19 all appear in local police news for the start of the holiday period.

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.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Man 7 times over limit nabbed in booze bus operation

Almost 80 people were arrested for drink driving following the launch of the multi-site booze bus  ‘Operation Nabbed – Northern’ on Friday and Saturday nights.

Drunk teen tourist drives wrong way down Byron street

A drunken 18-year-old female New Zealand tourist was arrested after police doing RBT duty spotted her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Woman six times over limit drives into light pole

A 45-year-old Clunes woman will face court charged with high-range drink-driving after a driving into a light pole while six times over the legal limit in Byron Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Drunk driver caught 87km/h over limit

A man has been charged with drink driving after allegedly being detected travelling at more than 180km/h near Byron Bay on Sunday (July 15).

Alleged drink driver assaults police – Tweed Heads 

A man has been charged after allegedly drink-driving and assaulting a police officer in Tweed Heads on Sunday evening.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.