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Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

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The 2024 budget wash up

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Northern Rivers will host the 2025 and 2027 NSW Bowls Championships

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National Volunteer Week honouring locals who give back

Tweed Shire Council will use National Volunteer Week to celebrate the significant contribution volunteers make across the Tweed, and to spotlight those who selflessly give back to the community.

Fed gov’t doubles funds for local road repairs

Local governments across the state are to share in $1.2 billion worth of commonwealth funding for local roads over the next five years.

Stone & Wood wins at Australian International Beer Awards

Stone & Wood Brewing are proud to announce a big win at the Melbourne Royal Australian International Beer Awards held last night, with the brewery’s Big Pale Ale taking home the title of Champion Australian Beer. Big Pale Ale also took out the Best Australian Pale Ale category.

A wonderful cartoon in The Echo by Antoinette Ensby (2 November) highlighting the need to be aware that there are many furry, feathery, shiny, spikey, adorable wild animals out and about at the moment.

One notable particular animal I thought missing from the cartoon was the little bandicoot who often comes out at night to dig and forage for ground grubs etc. Not the most attractive little rodent-like creature but certainly cute in its own unique way.

Sadly, one morning last week I found a dead one on our front nature strip. I presume it had been hit by a car. I carefully wrapped the little critter in a soggy Echo, which had landed not far from where the bandicoot had met its demise, and I buried it in the reserve behind our home. A feeling of sorrow for the poor creature soon turned to anger. Can we please not be so self-involved in our own goings-on? People, wake up to what’s around you. Get off your phones and just slow the fuck down! Please.

Jon J Bradley, Byron Bay


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