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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government roadmap to reopening

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

Man wanted on outstanding arrest warrants – Mullumbimby and Central Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants who may be working around Mullumbimby and Central Coast.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Zoran Radovanovic and son enter guilty pleas after sending region into lockdown

The father and son from Sydney's eastern suburbs who sent the region into lockdown by bringing COVID to Byron, have pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them.

Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

The say ‘beer’ a lot press conference on NSW opening up

Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney's Moore Park. The theme of...

Stories about "Drownings":

44 drownings on NSW coast in one year

More than a third (34 per cent) of the drownings happened when people were trying to swim but 18% were due to rock-fishing accidents.

Local role model drowns at Brunswick Heads

Jose Hernandez was 'simply someone who would make your day better just for witnessing his smile,’ says his friend and manager Daniel Tiffin.

Hot days bring reminders to take care in water and cars

Predicted high temperatures for today have prompted Surf Life Saving and the NSW police to urge the public not to take risks in the water.

Third day of searching for man missing from North Coast beach

The search is about to resume for a man swept out to sea, at Moonee Beach, on Monday (December 17).

Two dead, one missing on North Coast beach

Two men have drowned and one remains missing after they went swimming at a North Coast beach during heavy weather on Monday evening (December 17).

Child saved from drowning at Brunswick Heads

Exclusive: On 17 January at 12.30pm adjacent to the child's play area at Brunswick Heads a toddler was saved from tragically drowning. The story has not been told until now because police and emergency services were never contacted

Man drowns while rock fishing at Yamba

Despite the best efforts of emergency responders including police, paramedics, and surf lifesavers, a man drowned on Wednesday evening while rock fishing at Yamba.

Coffs coast drownings prompt safety warning

Easter holidaymakers along the coast have again been reminded to swim between the flags following the drowning of two men at Park Beach, Coffs Harbour, yesterday afternoon.

Man drowns in rough surf at Brunswick Heads

A 27-year-old Brisbane man drowned in rough seas at Brunswick Heads late on Saturday afternoon, in one of the busiest days for lifesavers on the beach.

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei. New Premier, Dominic Perrottet is...

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

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