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Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

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Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to the ‘squeaky wheel’ were all...

Secord attacks Tweed Nats, Libs over Kingscliff height limits

NSW shadow minister for the north coast Walt Secord has launched a blistering attack on Tweed Shire Coalition councillors in parliament, blaming ‘gravy stained property developers and real estate agents’ for seeking to increase height limits at Kingscliff.

Lib councillor’s views on height-limit arrogant

Cr Ron Cooper, Kingscliff.  I think the vast majority of Kingscliff residents and visitors will be celebrating the first step in securing their three-storey height...

Kingscliff three-storey height limit set to stay

Tweed Shire Cr Ron Cooper is celebrating a win after council voted on Thursday to retain a three-storey height limit in the Kingscliff Locality Plan, now on exhibition.

Residents reject Kingscliff high rise

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff The results are in. The people have spoken. Tweed Shire Council planners’ attempt to smuggle four, five and six storey buildings into...

Kingscliff’s tall storeys

Jeremy Cornford, Kingscliff. tIt has come to my attention that Tweed Shire councillor Carolyn Byrne has been stating that I am in favour of raising the building height limit in Kingscliff to five or six storeys, or the equivalent in metres, as a trade-off for increased green space.

Tweed council in thrall of developers

Ken (Stents) Nicholson, Kingscliff. I’m a pretty keen reader of the letters pages in our local papers. I’ve become concerned about Tweed Council’s planners and wonder why the general manager doesn’t pull them into line.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...