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Who’s on the Writers Festival bill?

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival, to be held August 9 till 11.

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Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules...

Keep funky Mullum

In response to the comments of Ed Ahern in last week’s Echo. I would like to say that the...

Broken Head Quarry development plan rears its head once again

Long-dormant plans to turn the former Broken Head Quarry site into a residential development have lumbered out of the bush like a bewildered dinosaur.

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...


Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in...

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Stories about "road safety":

Woman airlifted to hospital, driver arrested after Nimbin crash

Police say they arrested a 35-year-old man in Nimbin last week after he crashed a BMW several times in the rainforest village.

Fed gov’t doubles funds for local road repairs

Local governments across the state are to share in $1.2 billion worth of commonwealth funding for local roads over the next five years.

Teenage boy in custody charged with dangerous driving in Nimbin

Police say they’ve charged a Northern Rivers teenager with multiple driving offences as a part of investigations under their Operation Mongoose North.

Teenager in Tenterfield crash dies in hospital

Police say they’re investigating a crash that killed a teenager in Tenterfield last week.

Man charged after dramatic hinterland police chase

A dramatic police chase from highway to hinterland bush in the early hours of the morning has led to the expected court appearance of a 26-year-old man today.

Double demerits this long weekend

Motorists across Northern NSW are being urged to take extra care on the roads this Australia Day long weekend as double demerits come into effect from Thursday 24 January to Sunday 28 January.

Two teens killed in weekend crash near Casino

Police say a man and a woman died in a single-vehicle crash south of Casino Saturday night.

Motorcyclist caught speeding more than 45Km/hr in Tweed Shire

A teenage learner driver must wait six months before being allowed back behind the wheel – or throttle – after police caught him speeding on the highway in the Tweed Shire.

Motorcyclists risking lives in Tweed Shire

Police are asking anyone with information about a couple of dangerous motorcyclists spotted in the Tweed Shire on the weekend to come forward.

Calls for roundabout at dangerous intersection

The busy intersection at the corner of Byron Bay Road and Byron Street in Lennox Head is an accident waiting to happen, according to locals Jamie Hoile and Ballina Shire Councillor Eva Ramsey.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Questions unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future...

Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.