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February 26, 2021

Mauboy wows Twin Towns

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

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.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

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.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

For the first time ever, Australian pop music royalty Jessica Mauboy and Stan Walker will embark on a national tour together to celebrate the release of their brand-new duet Galaxy. Not only will the duo showcase their numerous solo hits that have helped make them two of Australia’s favourite stars, but they will also come together to perform an exclusive set of duets.

With sales in excess of 1.3 million units, Jessica Mauboy has come a very long way from her humble beginnings in Darwin.

In 2009 after winning Australian Idol, Stan Walker burst onto the music scene with his debut platinum album Introducing. Get ready for a Galaxy of Hits from two of Australia’s brightest music stars! Twin Towns, Friday.


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