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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

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.

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Seven netted in Nimbin drug-dog operation

Seven people were arrested during a four-hour drug-dog operation in Nimbin on Tuesday leading the Nimbin HEMP Embassy to call for a change in police attitudes to the use of cannabis.

Annual police cannabis raids on again

Growers beware. The dope squad is back in the air. As part of its annual cannabis eradication program, NSW police have once again sent their 'cannabis cowboys' into battle against the easiest of targets - the region's outdoor cannabis growers.

Police establish ‘drug enforcement’ squad on North Coast

A specially trained unit tasked with ‘disrupting and preventing drug supply’ will be rolled out across the North Coast, NSW Police announced today.

War on drugs

 Dave Lisle Mullumbimby.  Full marks to Jason Patrix for writing about ‘Sniffer Dog Madness’ in The Echo last week. If you missed it, Jason related a...

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sniffing out the bigger story on drug prohibition

Last week at about 2.30 in the afternoon I was meeting someone at a pub when two sketchy-looking dudes came into the front bar...

Credibility on the thin blue line

Name and address withheld on request. Australia's police forces routinely lie to us about the value of seized drugs.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.