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February 26, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Young Men Society formed only three years ago but they move and sound like it’s been forever. While Josh was born and raised in Sydney, Nathan moved over from Cheshire in England and Andi is originally from Indonesia.

Nathan wanted to take a break from college and jumped at his brother’s suggestion to join him in Australia six years ago. ‘Being in Australia helped me find my love for music and entertainment. If i hadn’t made the move I don’t think I would be doing any of this; my mum wanted me to be a plumber in the UK!’

They all discovered they could move and sing when they were young. Andi, Nate and Josh all met through their love of dance. Like their idols Michael Jackson and Chris Brown, they combine their two passions for music and dance and see it as their biggest strength.

With YMS formed they wanted to try their luck at the auditions for X Factor Australia. ‘We honestly didn’t think we were going to get past the first round,’ Josh laughs. ‘All we had in our minds was that we wanted to put on a great show for the audience,’ Nathan says. That mentality took Young Men Society all the way to the X Factor top eight, where week by week their unique and unforgettable performances created TV magic. See them at Twin Towns on Saturday.


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Family Court scrapped

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