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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

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.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

A drowning tragedy was narrowly averted last Thursday at the notorious New Brighton beach after a young surfer managed to pluck a woman in her 20s from rough conditions.

Resident Jason Milham told Echonetdaily that he ran back to grab his boogie board after he saw the woman in trouble. ‘It was pretty rough – around four to five feet.’ He said that as he had been surfing there the previous day, he knew where to find the rip.

‘It was the same rip that she got taken out in,’ he said. After he reached the woman, he said she was quite calm even though she said she couldn’t paddle any more. ‘We talked about other things as we paddled in.’

As for warning signs, he said many have fallen into the dunes or washed away after recent storm events.

‘There’s always a big rip there and it can be very dangerous,’ he said.

Resident Roma Boulton told Echonetdaily that ‘Jason risked his life and saved hers! It is really distressing that I have already witnessed a dead body at New Brighton beach and Thursday it nearly happened again.’


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