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March 3, 2021

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

I have been a resident of Brunswick Heads for over 42 years and over that time I have loved the experience. Unfortunately, I am disgusted at the ‘NON CLEANING’ of the two toilet blocks in Brunswick Heads, one at the Sound Shell, the other at Banner Park.

Anyone, particularly visitors to this beautiful area, are also disgusted to find that the toilets are putrid, with the smell overwhelming. The government has and continues to acknowledge that the tourists numbers visiting our Shire are rated as being in the top five visits to Australia. They encourage the world to come here. And here we are, unable to even employ suitable cleaners to clean the mentioned toilets.

I would not be surprised if other public toilets in the Shire are equally bad. I know this not a recent or in any way new problem. There have been many people from various areas within this Shire who have complained about the same thing over many years. And still it continues …

You will note that I have forward copies of this letter to the local papers, TV networks, local and federal members.

Harry Van De Venne

Brunswick Heads


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021