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March 4, 2021

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Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

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Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

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Transparency needed

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 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.

Kate Ramsay, Goonengerry

I was sad to read in last week’s Echo that it contained Mungo’s last ever column.

I moved to this region in 1996 and have been a keen reader of his column every week since. His skill at analysing and informing readers of political goings on, both past and present, has kept me well informed and often entertained at the same time.

I’ll miss your column, Mungo, and am sad to know your health has finally dictated your retirement. However, I’m astonished and gratified that you kept at it for so long. Your last column was as sharp as ever – I’m sad to know that the rigor involved in writing so well has taken its toll.

Wednesdays won’t be the same up here in the hills of Goonengerry.


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