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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Crime ‘cluster’ spikes spread across region

Local police are calling on residents to keep their doors and windows locked, including when they’re at home, in a bid to address the spike in car break-ins and thefts taking place in and around local shires.

Exploring the Burmese struggle in Byron, May 30

Rosemary and previously, her late husband, have been teaching, then quietly building clean water systems for villages and schools in the ‘dry region’ of Burma / Myanmar for years.

Public housing forum/doco May 16

A documentary exploring the devastating impacts of losing one’s home owing to the privatisation and demolition of public housing assets will be screened May 16 at the Palace Cinema.

Motorcyclist flown to hospital from New Italy

At about 3pm yesterday, Tuesday 14 May, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to the Pacific Highway, New Italy following reports of a motorcyclist suffering serious leg injuries after collision with a barrier.

Red Devils on fire at top of local rugby league

The Byron Bay Red Devils have made it four out of four across three grades for the 2024 NRRRL...

Teenage crime

National service would help eliminate most of the problem and simultaneously bolster the defence force manpower. Peter Walters, Ballina

Stories about "landslip":

Don’t remove the concrete barriers say Tweed Council

The removal of concrete barriers at Reserve Creek Road landslip are putting the community at risk say Tweed Shire Council

Federal Drive closed amid landslip fears

Byron Shire Council has been forced to close a section of Federal Drive at Federal because of the potential for a serious land slip.

Flood of road repairs in Tweed

Almost a year after the catastrophic March 2017 floods, Tweed Shire Council has finally awarded the first bundle of major-sized flood repair road packages to the value of about $1.9 million.

Stop using Wilsons Ck as a political football

Ms A Maclean, Huonbrook. I am not in possession of the full facts in regard to the Belongil rock wall saga so would not presume to comment until I am. In the meantime I would request that those not in full possession of the facts in regards the geography and history of the Byron Shire's landslips do not use the Wilson's Creek community as a political football via the media.

Landslips: councils also to blame

Rossco Phillips, Wanganui Road, Wanganui. It’s now two years since Wanganui Road suffered landslips. As I wrote in my letter to the Echo back then, these slips (one in particular) were at least partially man-made, not ‘natural’ disasters, due to lack of maintenance.

MPs criticised over landslip response

Wilsons Creek residents have vented their anger at local Nationals MPs over what they say is an inadequate response to landslips in their valley, located west of Mullumbimby.

Downpour caused $1m damage to Byron’s roads

The heavy downpour that occurred in the early hours of New Year’s Day has caused more damage than was initially thought in the Byron Shire hinterland.

Wilsons Creek Road landslip will need federal funding

Wilsons Creek residents woke up to an unwanted New Year’s present after flash floods in the early hours of January 1 caused a major landslip that once again blocked the only road in and out of the village.

Landslip site tender advertised

Residents on Byron’s Upper Coopers Creek Road may finally get back their access to the outside world – almost a year to the day after it was washed away.

Byron landslips work ‘progressing’

The repair bill for 12 landslips that have affected roads in Byron Shire could be as high as $10 million, but will be paid...

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.