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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

House? What house? Stolen car crashes into Terranora house

Police say a house in Terranora is significantly damaged thanks to a mystery thief in a stolen car crashing into it over the weekend.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Kingscliff man charged over rape allegations

Tweed Byron police have arrested a 35-year-old Kingscliff man over rape allegations.

Love flowers at the market

As mothers across Australia look forward to (slightly burnt) toast in bed, the local farmers and producers in our...

Stories about "recreational drugs":

Australian’s want drug reform not ‘war on drugs’

Australian’s no longer support a ‘war on drugs’ according to the latest national study by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Cops, dogs, and your rights at festivals – a Q&A

Find out what your rights are with police, dogs, searches and festival fun. The following Q&A is with Barefoot Law, who have offices in Mullum and Byron.

Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.

Fears mystery drug could appear in Byron next

Tweed-Byron police have issued a warning about a mystery drug that has left one man fighting for his life and saw 15 others hospitalised on the Gold Coast over the weekend.

Former Byron cop avoids jail term over drugs

Former Byron Bay detective inspector Shane Diehm has had a six-month jail sentence for lying to the Police Integrity Commission overturned on appeal.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.