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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Monkey see

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

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Tina Petroff, Ocean Shores

Finally, a local candidate with the gumption to actually go the extra mile and negotiate directly with the government to get better outcomes for regional communities.

When Ben Franklin promises to do something, you know he’s going to deliver. He nearly doubled The Nationals’ $250,000 promise for Waterlily Park through the Stronger Country Communities Grant.

Ben secured our old Byron Hospital site for $1 and refurbishment money for Mullumbimby’s Drill Hall. He secured funding for the Booyung Bridge replacement ensuring safe water transportation to rural properties benefiting Booyong processing plant and the macadamia, beef and dairy industries.

That $5.17m of funding will also replace Parkers, James, O’Meara’s and Scarrabelotti’s bridges in Bangalow.

Ben Franklin is a big supporter of youth in the Ballina electorate improving surf safety with drone surveillance, and providing a multi-faceted first offenders program in schools.

It’s refreshing to have a common sense candidate who’s on the right track to look after constituents in the Byron Shire for a change.


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