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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.

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

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. 

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.

What’s on the Byron Council agenda for May 16?

Items before Council’s meeting on May 16 include a push by two Greens councillors to make Byron Shire beaches accessible to people with disabilities.

Cartoon of the week – 15 May, 2024

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Stories about "New Brighton beach":

Less parking more drainage say New Brighton residents

Bad weather on the weekend only served to highlight an ongoing drainage problem in New Brighton, with residents incredulous at Council’s plan to create dozens of new car parking spaces, yet they can’t, or won’t, fix the drainage problem.

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies cavorting on the beach at...

New Brighton lifeguard a community work of art

They keep telling us to reduce, reuse, and recycle and as a result of community imagination and fun New Brighton has a new lifeless lifeguard on the beach.

Dogs attack wallaby at New Brighton

Unrestrained dogs on the beach are chasing and injuring wildlife at New Brighton Beach.

Swimmer rescued from Brunswick rip

A lunchtime swim nearly ended in disaster on Monday after a woman was caught in a powerful rip before being rescued by lifeguards north of Brunswick Heads.

Tread lightly on the dunes this summer

Plantings and seeding work has been undertaken by Byron Shire Council recently in the New Brighton dunes following beach scraping works earlier this year.

Recalling Bob Bellear, a man of firsts

With suggestions now being taken for renaming the North Ocean Shores sports field, The Echo profiles a Billinudgel lad who became Australia’s first Indigenous judge to be appointed to the District Court of NSW.

New Brighton’s free community sports

Launching the free weekly beach sports mornings, Zero to Hero event will be held at the Tom Kendall Oval in New Brighton on Saturday July 16. The sports mornings are taking place twice a week on the beach in New Brighton and all the community are welcome.

What about rock walls for New Brighton & Sth Golden?

L Cronin, Billinudgel. We residents of the northern end of the shire watch in disbelief as council prepares to pour our dwindling financial resources into bottomless rock holes in a vain attempt to protect a few properties at Belongil, while turning a blind eye to the perilous situation facing far more properties at New Brighton and South Golden Beach.

Polluting parties on New Brighton beach

Daniela Boerner, Ocean Shores. The other day my mum an I were walking along New Brighton Beach towards the North Wall. What we discovered on our way was really disappointing and shocking. Two mountains of rubbish probably of a weekend party on the beach 40 metres from the beach entrance.

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.