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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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Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

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.

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Protected trees trashed by holiday park’s ‘confirmed bookings’

Managers have defended their decision to allow caravans, cars and tents next to protected and vulnerable cypress pine trees at the Brunswick Heads Terrace caravan park. It’s the latest indication from the embattled government-run corporation that its pursuit of revenue from visitors trumps any environmental responsibility.

Mulching program ‘could kill’ Brunswick Heads cypress pines

The Trust managing the Terrace Reserve Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads have again been accused of attempting to kill off protected trees to increase their commercial camping activities.

It’s not the parking, it’s the parks

Instead of paid parking, perhaps the real elephant in Brunswick Heads is the North Coast Holiday Parks Trust. After all, they manage the town’s three holiday parks, which generate by far the biggest revenue.

Trust ‘ignoring’ measures to protect 400-year-old trees in Brunswick Heads

Recommendations by an ecologist to save deteriorating trees in a Brunswick Heads holiday park – some thought to be 400 years old – are unlikely to be adopted by managers NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust. Here's why.

Brunswick Heads’ missed opportunity

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. The public walkway will be re-established along Simpsons Creek in Terrace Park in plans endorsed by Council last Thursday. The proposed...

Did Byron mayor lie over van park motion?

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads.  Byron Shire Council's decision to support NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust putting their development plans for Massy Greene and Ferry caravan...

Greens accused of folding over Bruns parks negotiations  

Deep division and political backflips have emerged within local Greens members over a move to put plans of management (PoM) on public exhibition for two of the three holiday parks in Brunswick Heads.

Byron councillors offer $3.7m land to Bruns holiday parks

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group. Byron councillors, Sarah Ndiaye, Michael Lyons and Alan Hunter have lodged a rescission motion that will gift around 36,000m2 of...

Bruns park plans ‘a windfall to trust, loss to community’

Controversial plans to turn prime foreshore public land in and around holiday parks at Brunswick Heads into commercial use, which have gone on exhibition just days out from the council elections, have sparked a public outcry.

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.