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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

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Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Report and recommendations – First Nations people in custody

High, but not high enough, on the country's human rights agenda is the issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

Eungella: Alleged domestic-related stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Police say a man will face court today charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic-related stabbing earlier this year.

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

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Oregon is on crack

While the NSW government grapples with perhaps the worst state budget deficit ever this week – along with neverending scandals revolving around their lack of a moral compass, greed and hubris – there’s a bill making its way through Parliament that should concern those interested in the neverending and ridiculous ‘war on drugs’.

Cannabis worth over $6.5 million seized; two charged – Coffs Harbour

Two people have been charged with large commercial drug supply, and police have seized more than 3000 cannabis plants and nine stolen vehicles, as part of an ongoing investigation into drug cultivation and distribution in the Nambucca Valley.

Editorial: Failing the drug test

As a parent it is hard at times not to fall into the trap of authoritarianism. It always seems like a simpler, clearer way forward – I’m the boss and I want you till do what I tell you for your own good. You’ve got to the count of three – I know best!

The ‘war on drugs’ failed so where to now? Time to have your say

A special inquiry into the use of the drugs 'ice' and methamphetamine in NSW is calling for submissions from the public on how to manage the impact of the drugs on local communities and individuals.

Will the NSW government decriminalise drugs?

While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?

Police spot drug paraphernalia on seat of car

About 11.30am on Saturday, May 13, a police noticed male was located in a silver coloured Ford Fiesta that was parked on Chinderah Bay Drive at Chinderah with a number of drug related items beside him in the car.

War on drugs

 Dave Lisle Mullumbimby.  Full marks to Jason Patrix for writing about ‘Sniffer Dog Madness’ in The Echo last week. If you missed it, Jason related a...

Masked men lead police on chase at Nimbin

A post on the RIchmond Local Area Command Facebook page about police arresting a group of so-called 'lane boys' in Nimbin and charging them with offences related to marijuana has unleashed a slew of comments against the force's 'war on drugs'.

War on drugs creates organised crime

John Scrivener, Main Arm. The war on drugs is one of the permanent wars waged for the exclusive benefit of the war profiteering plutocracy, not only arms dealers and private military firms, but also the agencies, institutes and organisations that exist to normalize, legitimise and promote the permanent war industry.

After the Scream: why the war on drugs is unwinnable

Almost one hundred years after the start of the war on drugs, I found myself stuck on one of its more minor battlefields. One of my closest relatives had been rock-bottoming on cocaine again, while my ex-boyfriend was picking up a crack pipe.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.