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January 29, 2023

Men on the run may be in Byron Bay

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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Ballina community legends to be recognised

This Thursday, Ballina will recognise members of the local community who have stepped up in the last twelve months, with the Australia Day Awards.

Local MP mute over PM diary secrecy

Local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has declined to comment on why her government are refusing to provide the diary of Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, as a public document. 

Good results for locals in Yamba criterion

Byron Bay Cycling Club members shook up C-grade at the criterion racing held in Yamba last Sunday. Conditions made for a great morning of cycling despite the high humidity that made the road surface challenging. All riders were able to make their way around the course safely, according to the Yamba Cycling Club report.

Land values are up

Large parts of the North Coast may have gone under during the 2022 floods, but they appear to have done little to dampen land values for much of the region.

Kim Cheshire brings home a Golden Guitar

At a country star-studded event on Saturday evening in Tamworth, local artist Kim Cheshire ascended the stairs of the  Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre to take the Golden Guitar for Alt Country Album of the Year – Looks Like Heaven.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Update, 12.55pm:  Two men wanted over a shooting in the Melbourne suburb of Point Cook are believed to still be in the Byron Bay area after a raid on a motel in Suffolk Park on Tuesday night (February 26) failed to find them.

A spokesperson for Tweed-Byron police said that at no time during the operation were members of the public in danger.

Original report: Two men on the run following the shooting of a former NSW detective in the Melbourne suburb of Point Cook last week are believed to be hiding out in Byron Bay.

The victim, 53-year-old Sid Morgan, now a Melbourne real estate agent, was shot in the face and has been in a critical condition ever since.

The pair both speak with Irish accents.

They are 26-year-old Jack Harvey, who has a slim build and goatee beard, and 30-year-old Mark Dixon who is around 180cm tall with a fair complexion. Dixon also sometimes goes by the name of Murphy.

The public are urged not to approach the men but to call 000.

 


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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.

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