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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

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Fossil investments

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

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Stories about "lane boys":

Three more Nimbin ‘Lane Boys’ sentenced

Three more of the Nimbin 'Lane Boys' who were part of 31 men arrested by Strike Force Cuppa last June have been sentenced - one to jail, and the other two received suspended jail terms.

Sex Party leader backs Nimbin’s Lane Boys

Leader of the Australian Sex Party and Victorian MP Fiona Patten has condemned the jail sentences handed down to seven Nimbin locals last week for selling cannabis as a pointless, life shattering waste of resources when other jurisdictions are basking in the success of tax-and regulate models.

Seven Nimbin ‘Lane Boys’ on bail to appeal their sentences

When 30 men known as the Nimbin Lane Boys who were charged by Strike Force Cuppa in 2016 walked into Lismore Local Court on Thursday with their supporters, nobody expected the sentences handed down by Sydney Magistrate Alexander Mijovich.

Masked men lead police on chase at Nimbin

A post on the RIchmond Local Area Command Facebook page about police arresting a group of so-called 'lane boys' in Nimbin and charging them with offences related to marijuana has unleashed a slew of comments against the force's 'war on drugs'.

Court protest planned to support Nimbin’s ‘lane boys’

A protest will be held outside the Lismore Court House on Monday to support the 'lane boys' caught up by a police operation targeting drug supply in Nimbin.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to renew their locals parking permit? Attempting...