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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Interview with James McMillan, founder of the Byron Surf Festival

With the Byron Bay Surf Festival just days away, founder James McMillan took a few minutes to talk to Seven about the awesome things planned for the coming weekend.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Mullum’s green spine

M Green, Myocum Regarding Council’s concept ideas for the Stuart Street ‘Green Spine Project’, I am strongly opposed to any...

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

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Bushfire threatens ABC North Coast transmitter

The bush fire on Mount Nardi has the potential to put the ABC's transmitter at risk.  

New projects help save threatened species in Nightcap National Park

Two new projects have been launched at Wanganui Gorge and Minyon Falls, which are helping save over 28 threatened plant and animal species in Nightcap National Park.

Terania Creek ‘forest warriors’ project approved

National Parks NSW has now assessed and approved the Nightcap Monuments Project and acknowledged the significance of the project to regional history and local communities.

Nightcap National Park now safer for horses and riders

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has improved horse riding facilities in Nightcap National Park and a local horse riding club are saddling up for the first ride of the year this Saturday.

Second Minyon Falls fire could be arson again

The National Parks and Wildlife Service that the Rummery Park campground near the Minyon Falls fireground is open but is only accessible via Nightcap Range Road. The falls lookout, picnic ground and walking tracks remain closed.

Minyon Loop walking track closed again

Just a week after it reopened following a deliberately lit fire, the Minyon Loop walking track in Nightcap National Park has been closed again due to an increased forecast bushfire risk.

Bushfire in Nightcap National Park closes Minyon Falls

A bushfire that may have been deliberately lit in Nightcap National Park on Sunday has yet to be extinguished. It has closed access to the popular tourist attraction of Minyon Falls.

Lismore urges minister to allow burns to continue

Lismore council will urge Federal Environment minister Greg Hunt to allow hazard reduction burns to continue in the Nightcap National Park.

Recent Whian logging a tragic legacy

Caroline Joseph, Bellingen. We have moved into a new era of even more unclear and inadequate environmental protection – and no voice for local people about the protection of nature and their own communities.

Protester ‘headlocked’ by Whian Whian loggers

One of two young people seized and held down by loggers in a 'citizen's arrest' at a private property on Whian Whian Road yesterday was treated in hospital last night for injuries to his neck and back.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.