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Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Ross Kendall Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles...

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Virtually live music, imaginary shrooms, and happy koalas: welcome to the COVID Splendour

Well, the people behind Splendour in the Grass have finally done it. They’ve organised a music festival that won’t disturb a single koala, rare bird, or noise-sensitive neighbour living in or around the North Byron Parklands.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s...

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces. 

Signs claiming COVID can be spread through vaccination cause a stir in Mullum

At least two Mullumbimby businesses have put up signs asking people who have received the COVID vaccine not to enter because they might 'shed' the virus onto others.

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.

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Lennox Head sand-mining proposal withdrawn

A controversial development application to massively increase the size of a sand mine at Lennox Head has been withdrawn ahead of it being considered by the Joint Regional Planning Panel.

Quarry developer accused of threatening to bury endangered frogs

A group opposing the further development of sand mines in Lennox Head is accusing the developer of one of the mines of threatening to make extinct a colony of endangered frogs if its application to substantially expand its mine is not approved.

Public workshop over Lennox sand quarry proposal

Lennox Head residents are being urged to have their say about the controversial redevelopment application by McGearys Sand Quarry currently before Ballina Shire Council. The DA is set to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in coming months.

Planner wants sand mine DA extended too

Steve Connelly, Partnership Principal, Planners North.  I saw your article about ‘Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the...

Developer accused of ‘sneaking in’ mega mine proposal before Christmas

Opponents of sand mining at Lennox Head say an existing mine operator in the area has ‘snuck in’ a proposal for a massive expansion just before Christmas to avoid public scrutiny.

Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very banana benders themselves, and it’s...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability of quality local produce –...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds to provide education to children...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are hosting a fiesta on Sunday...