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February 25, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

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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.

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.

Woman assaults police – Bangalow

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Lessons on resilience, regeneration from Iran

Zara Noruzi is one of the special guest speakers at the Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow, hosted by Renew Fest and Resilient Byron.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Knitting Nannas take their electric convoette to Labor’s Patrick Deegan to discuss their concerns. Photo Tree Faerie.

For the Knitting Nannas it is a matter of letting all politicians know what they think about their policies. Today it was Labor candidate for Page Patrick Deegan who they had in their sights. They set out in their very own convoyette of electric flinstone vehicles to meet up with Mr Deegan pre-empting Bob Brown’s Stop Adani convoy that started in Tasmania yesterday.

‘We have an appointment for a chat about his and his party’s promises, and to present him with our 2019 Federal Election KNAGging list,’ said a spokesnanna.

Knitting Nannas with Labor’s Patrick Deegan voicing their concerns over Adani. Photo Tree Faerie.

‘Sadly, our current political employee, Kevin Hogan, is far too busy being important to make an appointment to give us 15 minutes of his time. Poor fellow, working so hard to help us save the land, air and water for the kiddies.’

Nannas from all around Australia will be descending on their local candidates with the list, which asks the candidates for their firm position on five national environmental issues. Each KNAG loop will add two local issues to their list. To find out more or join the Knitting Nannies check them out online.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. How did patrick measure up to the Nanna’s high expectations?

    We all know that Kevin talks up the environment in Page and votes it down in parliament.
    Check his record on How They Voted.

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