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February 28, 2021

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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

Other News

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.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

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.

Suffolk pump track

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

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Limiting major outdoor music events to two per year is appropriate for Byron Shire. It allows the continuation of two popular events while preventing the negative impacts of further mega events. Council’s policy amendment will not have an impact on small-scale music events, nor will it have an impact on non-music events. This amendment is not in any way anti-tourist, anti-business, or anti-music, as many critics have maintained. The restrictions are reasonable, especially given that they reflect BSC’s Events Policy of 2010, which was put in place after thorough community consultation.

Denise Nessel

Secretary, Coalition for Festival Sanity

 

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