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Police appeal for help to find missing teenagers

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the boy and a girl who were last seen in Alstonville on Monday.

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail...

Indian restaurant’s Ballina fundraiser

S Haslam In India, thousands are dying needlessly from a lack of basic medical equipment, particularly oxygen concentrators. There is...

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against...

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Midnight Oil to help reignite Bluesfest’s fire

Just seven weeks after Byron Bluesfest was cancelled at the eleventh hour owing to a COVID scare, the event has bounced back with a new line-up featuring some of Australia’s most revered musical talent.

Stories about "roadworks":

Highway to hell: 75-minute delays at Woodburn

In what is turning into holiday hell, northbound travellers on the Pacific Highway can expect to wait the length of a feature film in a traffic jam at Woodburn today.

Council call to end road rage attacks on workers

Tweed Shire Council has had to renew an appeal to motorists to keep their cool if they are delayed at roadworks following the third reported incident of motorist aggression and assault of Tweed road workers this year.

Tweed roadworks to coincide with Commonwealth Games

Poorly timed roadworks on Tweed Valley Way have the caught the council on the hop. But that's not all. Council admits there are a spate of other issues likely to delay traffic during the Commonwealth Games next week.

Dobbers and robbers

Shushona Murray, Mullumbimby. Not only are our guests to the shire being parking metered out of the Bay, the confusing roadworks, changes of lane, speed signs and now cameras are major turnoff in all senses and now a significant revenue raiser for the highly questionable roads and Maritime service fines dept.

Busted bridge leaves kids without transport

Bija Nicolson, Binna Burra. Many families have been affected by the sudden decision by the Byron Council to no longer let the school buses drive over O’Meara’s Bridge on Binna Burra Road.

School bus banned from bridge after works cancelled

Federal mother of three Joelle Baker is trying to work out how she is going to get her kids to school after Byron Shire Council abruptly announced last week that it is closing O’Meara’s Bridge on Binna Burra Road to heavy vehicles indefinitely.

Corruption-riddled

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Thank God this corruption-riddled Berejiklian/Barilaro government does not have a majority in the NSW upper house. Environmentalists in NSW have just breathed...

Man jailed over South Golden Beach dog shooting

A local builder who shot his neighbour’s dog with a bow and arrow in South Golden Beach has been jailed after unsuccessfully appealing his conviction in the District Court.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

Angsts, hopes and visions

Jo Faith, Newtown I love The Echo and all of the folk that passionately contribute their angsts, hopes and visions. How do The (struggling) Echo...