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Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

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Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Recognition for Brunswick SLSC volunteers

Five national medals presented on behalf of Governor General David Hurley were some of the awards given to Brunswick...

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

Festival goer dies with meningococcal disease

Late last night thousands of Splendour in the Grass ticket holders received an email alerting them that NSW Health has been notified of two cases of meningococcal disease in people who attended the festival.

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

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Suspicious driving leads to two arrests in Tweed

Two male drivers were arrested in Tweed on Sunday (December 16), one for being four times over the alcohol limit after admitting to drinking 12 VBs before he got behind the wheel.

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.

Man caught driving 115k in 50k zone, Bangalow

A police speed radar on Granuaille Road, Bangalow, on Sunday detected a northbound vehicle travelling at 115km/h in a 50km/h residential zone. They allege driver blew double the legal alcohol limit.

Three charged after two police pursuits in Tweed

Drivers of a car and a motorcycle have been charged with failing to stop for police over the weekend, while an occupant of the car has been charged over outstanding warrants.

Casino P-plate driver 5 times over limit

A P-plate driver stopped in Casino on Saturday for a breath test told the cops he’d had ‘one beer’. But police allege that when he was taken back to the police station he tested five times over the legal limit.

Man allegedly caught driving on ice with knife and knuckle dusters

A Lismore man who was caught by police four times allegedly driving while disqualified and under the influence of ice and cannabis was carrying a knife and knuckle dusters when he was arrested.

Man pleads guilty to driving stolen car while drunk

A Lismore man who was allegedly caught high range drink driving in a stolen car while he was disqualified from driving is pleading guilty to the charges.

Police pursuit and rolled car on Pacific Highway

A man has been charged following a pursuit along the Pacific Highway at Cudgera Creek on Friday. And in a separate incident on Saturday, a driver returned ‘extremely high’ blood alcohol levels after the car they were driving flipped and landed on its roof on the M1 at Tweed Heads South.

Eight arrested for drink driving over weekend

Despite pleas from police, and a number of fatalities on our roads this year, Richmond LAC police are concerned that people are still driving while intoxicated.

P-plater charged for drink driving

Police are reminding the public that provisional licence holders a required to have zero alcohol in their system when driving following an incident at Banora Point Saturday (December 3).

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...

Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’.