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Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Community bar – not

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

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.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Stories about "fatal road accident":

Elderly pedestrian killed by car, Tweed Heads

An 86-year-old man has died after he was struck by a car at Tweed Heads yesterday afternoon.

MP calls for interchange at Alstonville black spot

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has called for a motorway-style interchange between Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road at Alstonville, the site of several fatal accidents, including one earlier this year.

Man killed in accident with truck on M1

Updated, 10:10am: The northbound lanes of the M1 (Pacific Highway) have reopened following a fatal accident early this morning, when a pedestrian was hit by a truck near near the Brunswick Heads interchange. Traffic is reportedly heavily backed up.

Woman dies in Talofa crash

A woman has died following a single-vehicle crash on Bangalow Road at Talofa, east of Bangalow, on Wednesday afternoon.

Two dead in horror smash on Pacific Highway

The Pacific Highway has reopened after a horror crash in which two people have died and another three people were injured – one critically – yesterday afternoon (Monday December 11).

Man charged over Pacific Motorway double fatality

The driver of a vehicle that crashed, killing two passengers, in the Tweed earlier this year has now been charged.

Driver in fatal Nimbin crash allegedly drunk and stoned

The driver of a four wheel-drive that crashed head-on into a van killing a well-known Nimbin woman last November was allegedly drunk and stoned.

Woman, 69, dies after head-on smash near Casino

A 69-year-old woman from Tabulam died and two men seriously injured after a head-on crash on the Bruxner Highway near Casino yesterday afternoon.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...