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M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

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‘The Great Reset’

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

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Ministers misbehave

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

Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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Parko and the Margaret River Pro

Coolangatta surfer Joel Parkinson won his Round 5 heat yesterday in the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro at The Box in Western Australia.

Medina takes out 2014 Quiky Pro on the Goldy

Gabriel Medina from Brasil won the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast defeating Coolangatta's Joel Parkinson in the final late this afternoon on the Gold Coast.

Kingcliff’s Codie takes on ’Castle

Headlining Newcastle Surfest are Gold Coast duo Joel Parkinson, 2012 ASP World Champion and reigning Burton Toyota Pro champion and 5 x ASP Women's World Champion Stephanie Gilmore.

Clubs set for boardriders’ battle

Snapper Rocks and North Narrabeen head a powerful line-up of Australia’s best boardriders clubs to contest the National Final of the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle.

Aussies move up at Pipe Masters

The Aussies are making a surge for the finals at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons at Pipeline, Hawaii.

Aussies through at the RipCurl Pro Portugal

Taj Burrow advanced into Round 3 of the RipCurl Pro Portugal at Supertubos, Peniche yesterday. ASP World No 1 Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads, will surf a critical 'do-or-die' Round 2 heat at the Rip Curl Pro Portugal, after placing second during his opening heat.

Parkinson ploughing through La Graviere

The Gold Coast's Joel Parkinson advanced into the Quarter Finals of the Quiksilver Pro France at La Graviere yesterday.

Pro resumes after four lay days

The Quiksilver Pro France resumed yesterday with the third round of competition at the main site of La Graviere after four consecutive lay days due to small surf. The expected 4-6 foot swell built overnight and produced quality barrels at the iconic La Graviere in Hossegor.

Joel Parkinson moves up in Hurley Pro Trestles

Reigning ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson of Coolangatta bounced back from his Round 1 defeat to win his Round 2 exchange against wildcard Ian...

Billabong Pro in Rio

Round 1 of the Billabong Pro Rio at Barra da Tijuca, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, has been played out and ASP World Champion...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?