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June 24, 2024

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$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

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Contradicted council

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Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

Cartoon of the week – June 19, 2024

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

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...

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Daniel Mookhey walks the line with NSW budget

NSW Treasurer Daniel Mookhey's second budget in nine months, unveiled last week, was a classic Labor document in its support for education and health, somewhat brave in its slugging of property investors, and disingenuous in its blaming of the GST carve-up for the financial woes of NSW going forward.

A final reminder not to miss Flickerfest at Bangalow A&I Hall this weekend, starting with a grand launch party tonight.

Highlights across the shorts-packed weekend include Swimsuit 46 from Belgium, winner of the Special Jury prize at Cannes 2011, Sundance winner Brick Novax’s Diary and Steve from the UK, a humorous story of two neighbours, starring Colin Firth and Keira Knightly.

Alongside their inspiring and entertaining international programs Flickerfest will also present a Best Of Australian shorts selection, providing a platform that showcases our amazing Australian filmmaking talents. They include the hilarious Fish & Chips, a story about a young Pauline Hansen who goes on Chef Of The Universe to cook against Barry, Kim & Vlad; AACTA-nominated animation Nullarbor and the moving WA drama Crosshairs.

All of these remarkable films will be screening across the weekend together with the fourth annual iQ Byron All Shorts 2012 – Northern Rivers Short Film Competition Final.

A Season Pass is just $40/35 and session passes are anywhere from $12 to $20 depending on concession and the session. 20-22 January with tix at the door at Bangalow A&I Hall; or Mullum Bookstore (no BF), Barebones Bangalow (no BF), Byron Music (+BF), All Music & Vision +BF (Lismore and Ballina).

For more info on all films screening across the weekend and ticket prices please go to: www.iQ.org.au, phone 02 6684 5577 or email [email protected].

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