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AMBER ALERT: Missing Children, Paradise Point

The Queensland Police Service is seeking urgent public assistance to help locate a 3-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old boy who went missing from Victor Avenue in Paradise Point at 4pm yesterday, who may be at significant risk.

Have your say on flood planning in Byron Shire

A planning instrument that guides development in floodplains is open for public comment, yet does not include the 2022 flood levels.

Should Mullum’s water supply remain locally-sourced?

The Echo asked mayoral candidates Cr Sarah Ndiaye and Mayor Michael Lyon what their position is with Mullum’s future water supply, and ‘Why the community should trust the integrity of this process, given the optics around consultant conflict of interest, and staff not answering questions from committee members with engineering expertise?’

Tweed River dredging in July

Dredging to the entrance of the Tweed River will begin this month as part of the Tweed Sand Bypassing...

Coopers Shoot wedding venue proposed 

Another local holiday accommodation operator is looking to cash in on the lucrative rural wedding market, this time in Coopers Shoot. 

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore. 

Mullum High’s all-girl futsal contingent. Photo supplied

Mullumbimby High School’s futsal program has continued to produce representative players and great results in local competitions, despite another year without an onsite training facility.

After last year’s heroics at the Scholastic Nationals two students have recently returned from overseas futsal tours.

Ella Brittain, a Year 11 student had an exciting tour in the US playing for an U/16 Australian Futsal Association (AFA) team and Honey Mowbray from Year 10 travelled to Brazil with an AFA U/15 team.

Six students have also been selected to represent South East Queensland in this year’s national tournament.

Polly Jefed and Honey Mowbray will be playing in the U/15 girls competition, while Finn McKenzie and Neehal Wijaya are in the U/15 boys team. Archie Baines and Rueben Polo-Angeli have also been selected in the U/13 boys team.

At last week’s Combined High Schools (CHS) Far North Coast Titles the Mullumbimby High U/14 and U/16 boys teams both finished third, which was a fabulous result considering both teams were a year underage.

The U/14 girls also finished third only going down by one goal to a strong Tweed River team who went on to win the final.

The U/16 girls team continued on their winning way taking out the final 11-0 and will travel to Coffs Harbour next month to defend their CHS North Coast Title.

In co-operation with Brunswick Valley Football Club the four astroturf courts across the road from the school have now been opened, after the destruction from the floods of 2022. So things are starting to look up for the students going forward.

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