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Byron Bay set to play Lennox Head to decide second-grade premiership

Byron Bay and Lennox Head will face each other in this year’s grand final of the Far North Coast...

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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

Native title holders defend Wallum DA endorsement

Leweena Williams, representing the Tweed Byron Aboriginal Land Council, told councillors at Thursday’s meeting that her organisation stands by their cultural assessment of the Bruns Wallum site, which is slated for urban development by Clarence Property.

New event series for women in farming

NSW Farmers has launched a new series of events across rural and regional NSW to provide women in agriculture with the networking and upskilling opportunities required to fast track their professional development in the sector.

Bulldozers

Council’s excuse for letting the bulldozers into the Wallum site is that it will lose in court and waste...

On Wallum

We seem to rely way too much on Byron Council and councillors to have the knowledge or expertise in...

Bill Stewart – a man who loved his frangipanis

Bill was born and raised in Mullumbimby, he attended both primary and high school here. He wasn't an academic but loved sports.

Stories about "police war on drugs":

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.

Byron Bay Boardriders was Australia’s top club in 2023 and is vying to win another national final this weekend

The Byron Bay Boardriders (BBB) are brimming with positive energy after winning Surfing Australia’s 'Club of the Year' award last week in Bondi, and...

CSIRO voyage gets up close to Antarctica’s climate challenges

The rapidly changing nature of Antarctica has been witnessed first-hand by Australia’s leading research ship on a record-breaking investigation of the icy continent.  

Tweed health services coming closer to home

The Tweed Heads community will benefit from a range of community-based and outreach health services to be delivered under one roof on the site of the current Tweed Hospital, after hospital services transfer to the Tweed Valley Hospital later this year.

New event series for women in farming

NSW Farmers has launched a new series of events across rural and regional NSW to provide women in agriculture with the networking and upskilling opportunities required to fast track their professional development in the sector.