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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

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Oceans 12 ready to compete at state level

A dozen swimmers from the Ocean Shores Aquatic Swim Team are Sydney bound, having secured places to compete in state finals after battling through schools,  district, zone and regional eliminations.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why The Nude Beach is a Wicked Problem

How do you keep a nude beach safe from sex pests, accepting nudity is not the cause, but that a remote location can encourage predatory opportunism? For me, Tyagarah nude beach is a wicked problem. And I don’t mean morally. I mean culturally.

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Aid workers killed

I along with the Israeli and Jewish community in general mourn with the rest of the world for the...

Everyone reads The Echo – 10 April, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Share the love cactus

Want to experience fresh, new music? A new local band has germinated from the fertile artistic soils of the Northern Rivers. Hashimoto’s Cactus is the lovechild of Stephen Lovelight, who is one of the members of the Round Mountain Girls.

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Opinion: Right-wing Nationals under attack in the Northern Rivers

Your final day to enrol to vote for the next state election is Monday, March 4 with polling day set for Saturday March 23 – and your vote could make all the difference.

Cocaine testing welcome but RDT scheme flawed: Greens

The Berejiklian government’s announcement that cocaine will be included in the roadside drug testing scheme is a welcome change to a deeply flawed scheme....

M1 ‘turned into car park’ by police testing

Police admit to turning the M1 southbound into a ‘car park’ on Saturday night when Tweed-Byron and Richmond highway patrol chose to conduct random alcohol and drug testing in the Tugun Tunnel.

Ice, cannabis, guns found during roadside drug test

Police have charged a man with drug and firearm offences, after a vehicle stop on the north coast late last week. About 1.45pm Thursday (June...

RDT opponents could ‘change election outcome’

A member of a Facebook group opposing random roadside drug testing says it has enough support to change the outcome of the election in the federal seat of Page.

Drug-driving acquittal in Lismore puts law in limbo

Controversial roadside drug-testing laws in NSW have been left in legal limbo following the acquittal by a Lismore magistrate of a man who tested positive for cannabis he had smoked nine days before he was pulled over by police.

Cannabis testing is ruining lives say protesters

Activists say they are undeterred that Lismore MP Thomas George was not present when they gathered outside his office this week to protest against the roadside drug-testing regime.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.