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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

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Push to get more women into NSW local government

Women in Tweed Shire with an interest in running for council are invited to attend a free forum to be hosted later this month by the Australian Local Government Women's Association of NSW.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called...

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver wins gold 

Brunswick Heads surf lifesaver Paul ‘Punchy’ Davis won gold in the 600m paddle board race

Mullum farmer’s market closed this Friday

This Friday's Mullum Farmer's Market has been cancelled due to the decimation of the site by rain.

A place like home

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby Why do we always focus on adding new buildings when the conversation turns to affordable housing? Byron Shire...

Wardell and Pimlico Halls to be upgraded

Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.

Stories about "violence":

Mature surfers need to call out abuse

Paul Taylor, Murwillumbah The mature male surfers present in the line-up when these serial germs go about bullying and assaulting others are themselves a part...

Violence begets violence

Geoff Dawe, Uki. There is no clear dividing line between defence and aggression and because the dividing line is blurred there needs to be major discussion of why Australian troops overseas are seen as defenders rather than aggressors.

Revealed: the north coast’s biggest crime hotspots

Claims that the Byron Bay Liquor Accord has seen a dramatic drop in street violence might need to be reconsidered in the light of disturbing BOCSAR statistics released yesterday. But some other shires have managed to buck the trend.

Outburst against mayor deplored

Al Oshlack, Lismore. I am most upset at the alleged assault of Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell. I have issues with Cr Dowell over the way she has handled the fluoride issue and the North Lismore Plateau development, but totally abhor this angry outburst which has besmirched the integrity and sincerity of those residents who oppose the fluoridation of our water supply.

Six arrests in same Goonellabah street in one day

Six people were arrested and charged in less than 24 hours when two incidents occurred in Shearman Drive, Goonellabah yesterday.

NRL investigates three violent player incidents

The NRL’s reputation is suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune this week as players appear to be running amok – the anti-violence message doesn’t seem to be getting through as members from three teams are under investigation.

It’s simple: alcohol over-supply is the culprit

It is crystal clear from research done in Australia and all over the world that the most important factors in alcohol-related problems are: (i) the price of alcohol; and (ii) the availability of alcohol.

How much night life does Byron’s economy need?

Greg Thomson (Byron Shire Echo Letters 8 October) suggests Byron Bay will face a local recession if last drinks are served at midnight because of the impact...

Love is a social responsibility

Lavender (Kate Lavender), Lennox Head. It is impressive that a former SAS man acknowledged the peace loving-women in his life. That is a good start for changing attitudes.

More statistics about alcohol and violence

Di Mahoney, Byron Youth Service. The statistics on a whole range of indicators for Byron Bay – including, but not limited to – the crime statistics show a major problem with alcohol-related harm.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.