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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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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.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

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.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Stories about "public toilets":

24-hour trading for new Lismore toilets

Ever get that niggling feeling of being caught short when you’re going about your business in town? That will be a thing of the...

Knickers in a knot over Byron’s mulfunctioning loos

Byron Bay's much-hyped 'loos with views' are not so much fun when the user becomes the view as the doors spontaneously open midstream. But the council promises it is on the job.

Sausage shrine erected on Byron beachfront

Michele Grant, Foreshore Protection Group, Ocean Shores. A shrine to the humble sausage was erected this week on one of the most highly visible and iconic sites in Byron.

Toilets need cleaning, not replacing

Geoff Dawe, Byrrill Creek. In the cursory decision to replace sound buildings with ‘state-of-the-art’ constructions, humans are obviously engaged in proceeding with the consumerist ethic that, science is implying, has taken humans to the edge of a dead planet.

Council agrees, Byron’s toilets are crappy

Ken Gainger, GM, Byron Shire Council. In response to Mr Newling’s letter in Echonetdaily, Byron Shire Council wholeheartedly agrees that public amenities within the shire need to be upgraded.

Byron Bay’s new loos open for business

The state of the public toilets in Byron Bay is so notorious they have almost become a tourist attraction – of the worst kind.

New Apex Park loos cause a stink

New toilets are expected to be delivered at Apex Park on Byron’s beachfront by the end of the week, according to Byron Shire Council, while the surf club toilets are renovated. But not everyone is happy with the timing of the refurbishment and the impact of the portaloos.

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.