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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

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. 

Stories about "Kingscliff crime":

Man threatens to kill police in motel standoff

Police resorted to capsicum spray to subdue a man who allegedly threatened to kill them at at Murwillumbah motel on Saturday night. They resorted to it a second time the same evening after attending a road rage incident in Kingscliff.

Police catch up with crim who removed ankle bracelet

Police have arrested and charged a man wanted on outstanding warrants, who had allegedly cut off an ankle bracelet and moved interstate.

Vandals trash Kingscliff park

Vandals have smashed seating, feature walls and an existing Anzac memorial in Kingscliff's Rowan Robinson Park just days before its official opening.

Three charged with fraud, gun and drug offences

Two men and a woman have been charged with drug, fraud and firearms offences after a police raid on a unit in Kingscliff on Friday night.

Two charged over separate offences against police

A police officer was assaulted at Byron Bay over the weekend, while, at Kingscliff, a man was arrested for intimidating police officer and resisting arrest.

Woman arrested after Kingscliff motorbike chase

A female motorbike passenger has been arrested after the bike’s rider veered off onto a walking track in a Kingscliff park during a police chase on Saturday.

Kingscliff man charged after police dog bites him

A Kingscliff man was hospitalised after a Queensland police dog bit him on Saturday night. He has since been charged with drug possession, dangerous driving and not stopping for police.

Police arrest man over Kingscliff foreshore fire

Police have arrested a man who allegedly deliberately lit a fire that stretched 70 metres along the foreshore at Kingscliff yesterday morning (Sunday, December 3).

Man arrested in Kingscliff over multiple thefts and break-ins

A man charged with 45 offences relating to breaking and entering, stolen motor vehicles, and thefts in the region yesterday was arrested driving a stolen car.

Police use taser, pepper spray and baton on naked man at Kingscliff

Last Wednesday, Tweed-Byron police say they were forced to use pepper spray, a taser gun and a baton on a drug-affected naked man who was ‘behaving strangely’ around the Matra Hotel on Salt Beach at Kingscliff.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.