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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.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

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Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

‘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.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

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.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

The ashes of late surfing legend Michael ‘MP’ Peterson were scattered on the weekend into the sea that he loved the most,the ocean off Kirra Beach.

A paddle out organised to witness the scattering included hundreds of surfers, including Kelly Slater and Mick Fanning.

MP’s biographer, journalist Sean Doherty told ABC that he had a cult following and a status within the surfing community that belied the turmoil that was taking place inside the man.

‘There was something about his aura that attracted people to him,’ he said.

‘The fact that Michael was undiagnosed for all those years, his schizophrenia created a pinpoint focus on his surfing, it was his escape from the early signs of the disease.

‘In the ocean was the one place he found solace and peace and that’s why he loved it so much.’

 


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