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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Alcohol consumption up

The data, from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report, showed that there were significant increases for wine and spirits (up...

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Warm vibe on a cool night

S. Haslam Wandana is a small local brewery set up in an ex-warehouse in the industrial estate of Mullumbimby, with...

Hot rocks here

S. Haslam The Festival of the Stone, named after the Stone & Wood Stone beer (a wood-fired porter, brewed with...

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Stories about "random drug testing":

RBT and RDT in action on Hinterland Way

Highway Patrol are currently conducting random drug and alcohol testing on Hinterland Way near the St Helena speed camera.

Cannabis testing unjust? Make your vote count

Throughout 2018 there was a significant increase in police highway patrol activity in the northern rivers that has disturbed many residents.

Car hits pedestrian, phone box

Motorists will see higher profile police patrols of local roads together with random drink and drug testing after the annual state-wide Xmas traffic blitz, Operation Safe Arrival, began on Friday. At one accident on Saturday, a phone box was destroyed and a pedestrian thrown in the air.

Police on patrol in Bruns

This posse of police cars spotted in Brunswick Heads yesterday is a timely reminder that highway patrol vehicles are out and about during the school holiday period.

Hemp Embassy president on drug driving charge

The president of Nimbin’s Hemp Embassy, Michael Balderstone, has revealed he tested positive for cannabis during a recent random drug test in the area. The lifelong cannabis advocate says he has yet to decide whether to fight the matter in court.

Drug laws favour the rich

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra.  As Derek Harper pointed out, random breath testing is a scam. However it's even bigger than he thinks. The main target is...

Random drug testing is a scam on behalf of big pharma

Derek Harper, Billinudgel. Once again Byron shire has seen mass Random Drug Testing (RDT) of drivers. The claim by the NSW government and the NSW Police is that it is done for road safety. It is a lie.

RBT & RDT blitz as road toll worsens

NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol officers have been out in force since midnight conducting random breath tests (RBT) and random drug tests (RDT), and targeting driver behaviour in a three-day state-wide operation.

Dope trap

Mary Sweet, Billinudgel. On Monday I spent an interesting few hours in Lismore court. I supported a friend of mine who, after being saliva tested, was charged with driving a motor vehicle with illicit drugs in his blood. After testing positive for weed at a roadside testing, he had to go to the police station to take another test, which showed negative.

Saliva drug-test chemicals cause reactions

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores. I am concerned with the issue of random drug testing. I am 62 years old and I don't take illegal drugs.

Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.