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Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Cartoon of the week – 22 May, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

The 2024 budget wash up

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A skirmish at the Cavanbah Centre during the 2019 Northern Rivers Revolt. Photo Natalie Barovsky

The 2020 Northern Rivers Revolt roller derby tournament will again be held in Byron Bay at the Cavanbah Centre over March 14–15.

The tournament is in its second year and is a partnership between the Tweed Valley Rollers and the Northern Rivers Roller Derby. The two clubs will play at the tournament as a combined team – the River Valley Rollers.

The Sydney Snipers, the reigning champs, are returning to defend their title.

They will battle against the Killer Bees (Sun State Roller Derby), the Demons (Victorian Roller Derby League), the Nasty Nancies (Brisbane City Rollers) and the Bamshees (Inner West Roller Derby League).

It will be a big weekend of roller derby with games starting on the hour from 9am on both Saturday and Sunday.


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