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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

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. 

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Beautiful Byron Bay mesmerised me yet again with her alluring magic.

The ocean sang to me a serene song of bliss and wonder. I dreamt of being a mermaid while floating on her soothing blue blanket of love.

I witnessed the glorious sunrise by the edge of the majestic lighthouse perched above a giant cliff face, powerful ocean waves swirled and crashed below me as the sun opened its arms and welcomed me to a new day.

On the beach I sat and smiled as I watched happy people walk with a belonging alongside this sacred land, beside them their faithful four-legged energetic friends played joyfully.

I saw a beach shack built among the boulders made only by what nature had provided, driftwood and palm leaves, and decorated with an array of things that had washed up on the shore, and of things that had been lost or left behind.

The hut belonged to no one, yet built with love for everyone to just simply enjoy.

I read the notes people had left behind for all to read hanging on streamers cascading over a tree. The inscriptions were heartfelt, pure and innocent.

Messages of love, meaning, and of life. So much love I read with grace, that tears came to my eyes, what a magical place.

I was sure that some of them were meant for me, and made me realise how happy I could be. I left Byron with a heavy heart, but I did not leave the magic behind. I took some of it with me. I promised to keep it safe and warm as I gently placed it within my heart.

Jacqueline Pepi, Carina Heights, Brisbane


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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

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Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

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