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More COVID cases Byron and Tweed Shires

ight new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 7 December with Woody’s Surf Shack Night Club and Mullumbimby High School both known recent COVID venues.

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Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021 reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the pandemic.

Northern Rivers rental crisis worsens

Those advocating for people suffering from housing stress, homelessness, and poverty housing across the Northern Rivers region, say there is an urgent need for the federal government to invest in social housing.

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

Bullshit detectors needed

Well well; we have a true Scepticarius in the mayoral race after all – a curmudgeonly and doggedly forensic...

Power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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.

Serious crash – Alstonville

A man is in hospital following a single-vehicle crash in Alstonville on Tuesday afternoon.

Vote counting still underway for Tweed Shire Council elections

Around half of the potential votes have been counted in the Tweed Shire Council which have seen a surge in support for Liberal councillor James Owen.

COVID case sends Mullum High teachers and students into isolation

Mullumbimby High School has had a case of COVID-19 confirmed with all staff and students requested to self isolate.

Independents clear election winners in Byron Shire

Independent candidate Michael Lyon looks to have secured enough votes to be elected Mayor, with 3,372 votes, or 23.11 per cent of the total...