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February 25, 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

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

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.

Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Crunk Dub Love and Yes Pleez! present the Earth Frequency Byron Bay After Party, a night of full-tilt speaker-shaking bass and wobble on Saturday at the Buddha Bar with two world-leading international bass music artists, accompanied by a high-tech visual spectacular and specially themed decor and installations.

Headlining is bass music maestro iLL.Gates from San Francisco with his speaker-shaking bass lines and big-time break beats, glitched-out hip-hop, cut-up vocals, reggae twists and all the grime you’d ever need or want on the dance floor.

Supporting iLL.Gates is Dov, owner of Muti Music Records and the man who gave Glitch Hop its name and founded the Bass Music scene in the states. Expect dub step with hip-hop elements and an emotional ride into the underground from Dov!

Other support acts include Shifteq, Ghettafunkt, Luscious Deed, Sista Ray, Rolling Chaos and M-Phonik. $20 tickets available from www.greentix.com.au until sold out – search Earth Frequency Byron Bay After Party! $30 on the door. Music starts at 4pm in the beer garden.


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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.

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.