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November 27, 2021

Track has morphed

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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Keeping children out of prison the focus for Red Cross

How young is too young for a child to be imprisoned? The Red Cross says 10 is too young and wants to see the age raised to 14.

A Smooth Operator comes to New Brighton

New Brighton Farmers Market has always been a magical place to get your weekly produce after a morning surf or swim, and now you can pack more health into your day with a visit to welcome newcomer, Smoothie Operator. 

Vale Mullumbimbian, Noel Ernest James

A Mullumbimbian through and through, Noel James was born in Mullum on April 3, 1928, in what seems to be a world away from today, but in his words, ‘it was only 93 short years ago’. 

Nathan Jones says he wants to see Tweed Council ‘working together’ for positive outcomes

Nathan Jones is one of two ungrouped candidates in the 4 December Tweed Council elections. Nathan says he has many years of experience in accounting and teaching and has based his campaign on reducing government with his headline campaign being ‘No State Governments means no border wall’.

On yer marks! get set – fundraise!

The Ballina Region for Refugees were part of a nationwide event on the weekend – a 5-kilometre fundraising walk on a drizzly, grey Sunday, but with spirits undampened. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Coming out of the Cave

It was 2018, and in this crisis we witnessed the best that the world can be. We all watched in nervous anticipation as cave diving hobbyists from around the world became experts in a rescue never before attempted. It showed the power of collaboration for a higher purpose. It showed true courage; of the men who risked their lives in the complex underground maze of caves, of the boys who maintained the most incredible calm, and of the parents who never gave up hope.

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park

I see in a letter, dated 1/12/20, of support to Council, the president of the Suffolk Park Progress Association is still saying the pump track at the Linda Vidler Memorial Park on Beech Drive is to be used by local young people.

This track has morphed into a mega competition-size track costing over $500,000.

Bike clubs from Alstonville and the Northern Rivers, people from Lennox Head, Ballina etc… have expressed excitement at the prospect of coming to Beech Drive.

I do not object to these facilities being available to the wider community but would point out that it should be located in a large park and not next to homes in a quiet suburb.

The wider community of Suffolk Park was not privy to the extra $200,000 being taken from Section 94 funds, as pointed out by Kerry Wright in last week’s Echo.

What happened to the pump track for local young people and kiddies on bikes that the mayor has spoken about on numerous occasions?


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