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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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Mullum’s green spine

M Green, Myocum Regarding Council’s concept ideas for the Stuart Street ‘Green Spine Project’, I am strongly opposed to any...

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

Police say that a woman resisted arrest and assaulted two officers yesterday in Bangalow.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

A name by any other

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores An extract from Turning the Tide, the latest Australian Marine Conservation supporter newsletter: ‘Last year the Adani...

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Work together?

Lydia Kindred, Rosebank Responding to letters written recently to The Echo, some stated that it is the preference of many in the Shire to build...

Questionable process surrounds Byron’s transport hub

Who is in charge of the proposed Byron bus interchange project – councillors and the town’s masterplan group or Council staff and state government bureaucrats?

‘On Demand’ public transport to be tested in Northern Rivers

The NSW government has chosen the Northern Rivers as one of 27 locations statewide to test its latest 'On Demand' transport scheme, which will see mini-buses connect commuters to local transport hubs.

Govt exploring light rail options for Tweed

The NSW Government is considering spending half a billion dollars to extend the Gold Coast light rail service 4.5km from Coolangatta to the Tweed City shopping mall.

Time for car-free zones in Byron

Mell Coppin, Byron Bay. Is it impossible to consider a Byron Bay with car-free zones? Couldn’t this amazing place filled with forward thinking people explore the possibility of a place with an alternative transport system?

New group aims to get transport moving in Tweed

Cyclists, walkers and public transport users on the Tweed can look forward to some positive changes following the recent formation of the Tweed Public and Active Transport Group.

NSW government pays rail passengers to catch taxis

Taxpayers have footed the bill for more than $48,000 worth of taxis in the last year to ferry NSW public transport passengers around because of late, cancelled or overcrowded trains.

Fix public transport, not bus stop: Greens

The Greens candidate for Ballina, Tamara Smith, has criticised a Nationals plan to renovate the Byron Bay bus station as ‘gold plating’ and said the money should be put into decent public transport for the region instead.

Buses taking up the public transport slack: Page

Additional bus services are now in place on the north coast, according to the retiring Nationals MP for the state seat of Ballina, Don Page.

Gloves off in north coast election campaign

The heat in the NSW election campaign has ratcheted up a notch on the north coast with Labor calling the Nationals’ promise to partially fund the Ballina marine tower ‘too little too late’ and the Greens accusing Labor of being ‘divided’ over the rail trial.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021