22.6 C
Byron Shire
February 2, 2023

Nats stump up funds for gun club

Latest News

Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

Other News

Food prices are up, and so is…

I was shocked to see the cost of local bread I buy in Mullumbimby had risen 40 per cent. That particular loaf is becoming a luxury item.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Brian Trenter – Murwillumbah Pistol Club (MPC), Lismore MP Thomas George, William Byrne – MPC, Austin Curtin – Nationals Candidate for Lismore, Damien Dowling and Mark Fleming – MPC. Photo supplied

Lismore MP Thomas George and Nationals Lismore candidate Austin Curtin have congratulated Murwillumbah Pistol Club for their successful shot at $5,600 funding through the NSW Government’s safe shooting program.

Mr George said the program ‘aims to increase safety at shooting facilities in NSW as well as during club sponsored activities held away from [its] permanent base’.

‘This funding is fantastic news for the Murwillumbah Pistol Club, which will use it to upgrade facilities, bringing them up to New South Wales Fire Arms Standard.

‘By supporting clubs to provide good quality shooting facilities, we encourage participation and facilitate the growth of local clubs,’ Mr George said.

The program also supports clubs ‘to develop ways to assist groups that traditionally face barriers to growing membership or access to shooting facilities’.

Mr Curtin said the safe shooting program has provided ‘an opportunity to modernise the region’s shooting ranges, improving safety for participants’.

‘When it comes to firearms, safety is the priority. These grants enable clubs to provide educational programs to members, encouraging safe shooting practices to widen the appeal of the sport.

‘The benefits of this program have already been seen in the Lismore electorate, with the Lismore Clay Target Club receiving funding in 2018 to purchase a new Canterbury Trap.

‘The NSW Government is committed to delivering the best sport infrastructure and services to the people of Murwillumbah,’ Mr Curtin added.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. The proud pork barrelers are at it again.
    Where was the ubiquitous Ben whats-his-name for this photo? In Sydney where he belongs?
    And no mention of the fish kills from Thomas; no mention of anything of importance.
    Just dole out the money; in small amounts!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Abouchar honoured with Order of Australia

The new head of the Byron Community College (BCC), Chantal Abouchar, has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her contributions to business and the media.

Appeal for flag stolen from Bruns

The two Aboriginal flags that fly high over the Brunswick River Bridge on Invasion Day have become a potent symbol of survival and solidarity for many in the Shire. 

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the ground by landslides and many...

Dear Byron Shire Council

Why, oh why, did you not add a traffic calming device when you recently sealed Clay Rd, Mullumbimby? This was a beautiful, quiet lane, that...