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

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ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

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...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Stories about "police violence":

Local hearing into violent arrest impossible because of ‘staffing, security’ issues, police watchdog says

The NSW police watchdog says it considered having a local public hearing into the violent arrest of a naked 16-year-old in the Shire, but decided not to because of 'staffing, security and availability of premises'.

Police involved in violent Byron Bay arrest to face public hearing

The NSW police watchdog will hold a public hearing next week to determine whether or not the officers who forcefully arrested a naked, 16-year-old youth in Byron earlier this year engaged in 'serious misconduct'.

Calls for crisis team to address street violence

Disturbed, drug-affected people in our local streets and parks should be assisted by trained mental health professionals, not forcibly arrested by ‘heavy-handed’ police, a local anti-violence campaigner said.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.