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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

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Thus Spake Mungo: Foley trumps Turnbull as the media highlight

Just because you’re paranoid, it doesn’t mean people don’t hate you. It sometimes seems that Malcolm Turnbull is being pursued by that old Al Capp character Joe Btfsplk, who brought bad luck to everyone near him.

Nice new building but Lismore Hospital has ‘longest regional waiting list’

The opposition has taken a swing at the state government’s handling of rural health, using Lismore Hospital as a base from which to launch its ‘Schools and Hospitals before Stadiums’ campaign this morning.

Police numbers disputed

A reduction of 33 police officers in the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command has prompted Labor to ask Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) to explain why his government had overseen the reduction.

Nuclear mooted by NSW Nationals leader

Should NSW develop nuclear power capabilities? And is it time to bring Lismore's nuclear-free signs back? Nationals leader John Barilaro apparently thinks yes to the first...

Luke Foley promises 11 point bipartisan flood blueprint

An eleven point bipartisan flood blueprint to help Lismore and Murwillumbah get 'back on their feet' following the recent devastation was unveiled by state Opposition Leader Luke Foley on a visit to the region this week.

Tweed van-park residents face eviction over flood risk

Residents at two Tweed caravan parks which were deemed a health risk due to the recent floods face eviction tomorrow, and the NSW Opposition has called on the state government to ‘rescue’ them.

Luke Foley unveils new-look shadow cabinet

NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley has promoted a host of MPs from the class of 2015 into Labor’s shadow cabinet, taking the number of women in Labor’s shadow cabinet to nine – the highest number of female front benchers in the state’s political history.

New mining laws ‘would lock up Knitting Nannas’

The NSW government has refused to rule out arresting and forcibly removing the Knitting Nannas, the popular peaceful campaigners against coal-seam gas (CSG), under controversial new anti-mining protest laws.

Labor leaders call to halt Murwillumbah TAFE sell off

State Labor leaders visited the Murwillumbah TAFE site yesterday calling on the National Party's Lismore MP Thomas George to stop his government selling it off.

Ballina MP welcomes bipartisan support to ban plastic bags

Ballina MP Tamara Smith and the NSW Greens have welcomed Labor joining their long-time campaign to ban single-use plastics bags across the state.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021