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New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

There’s new free activities to enjoy at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads after this year’s Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which will be held this Sunday, May 26, from 9.30am till 2.30pm.

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Shh – it’s Secret Bridesmaid’s Business

It is the very eve of Meg’s wedding – her mother is fussing over every detail and her best friends are doing little to help. The wedding is the gala event that Meg has dreamed of since she was a girl and one that has taken far too long to come true. But, anything that can go wrong does until the veil is lifted on an unhappy secret, and Meg’s dream is rocked by a revelation she doesn’t want to be true.

Hundreds of DV arrests across state

Police have charged more than 550 people during a four-day operation targeting the state’s most dangerous domestic and family violence offenders.

Gas

Living in a modern world I see on social media, etc. world melting, CO2 production associated topics. So having recently...

Homelessness service funded – but only for a year

With 2024 Street Count data indicating a 16 per-cent increase in rough sleepers in Byron Shire, the NSW government has responded to say that the previously-announced Assertive Outreach team will receive $1.3m in funding for a year.

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.

Spice Palace: a mecca for Middle Eastern dips and spice mixes

Victoria Cosford The business was a natural fit for Bec and Tom, new owners for the past few months, of...

Karkalla is otherwise known as Pig Face.

We often talk in these pages about the high standard of local produce, and we mentioned on 16 June in these pages that Pocket Herbs & Produce of Billnudgel were state winners of the Delicious Produce Awards for their karkalla (a green native food, part of a range they produce with Indigenous organisation, Currie Country – see the story at The Echo online). Now they have gone on to be one of 18 national winners for their category. It is, perhaps unsurprisingly, on the menu at Karkalla restaurant in Byron Bay. Congratulations!


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