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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

Lambruk: Local gourmet providore

S Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. They create a...

Refugee rally in Lismore this week

The Lismore office of the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, will be the site of a rally this week to protest the passing of the new Migration Amendment Bill.

Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Body of missing woman located – Ballina

A body, believed to be that of a missing woman, has been located in Ballina.

Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

What symbolises your town?

Residents of Bangalow, Mullumbimby, and Brunswick Heads are being asked about the type of pictures on signs that represent them and their towns.

Pacific Highway from Glenugie to Tyndale open

A large section of roadworks on the Pacific Highway is complete and today the 36 kilometre Glenugie to Tyndale section of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade is open.

Teen and three adults refused bail after Northern Rivers police chase

Police said they charged four people after several police chases on the Northern Rivers on Sunday.

Man caught driving wrong way on M1 so drunk he couldn’t stand

Police say it was only through their good work that a serious crash was avoided north of Byron Saturday night.

Woman survives highway crash near Ocean Shores

A 45-year-old woman survived a crash on the Pacific Highway over the weekend. Unfortunately a maltese terrier with her in the car died. Graham Nickisson from...

Peak hour traffic jams at Uncle Toms caused by road works

Traffic is currently backed up both coming into and leaving Mullumbimby at the Uncle Toms turn off

Pacific Highway closed at Woodburn due to truck accident

The Pacific Highway north of Woodburn has been closed in both directions due to a truck rollover about three kilometres north of the town earlier this morning.

Group raises access issues over Evans Head workers’ donga

Has Richmond Valley Council approved a ‘caravan park’ for Pacific Highway workers with no access from the site to the main road?

Ballina highway opponents hope to make Burabi a household name

Residents opposed to the proposed deviation of the Pacific Highway through the Blackwall Range near Ballina are hoping to make Burabi, the local Aboriginal name for koala, a household word. It will feature on t-shirts being designed by local artist Tim Roberts.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.