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June 18, 2024

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When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

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Ongoing roadworks

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270 ready to contest Seas The Day women’s surfing at Kingscliff

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Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Labor announces its councillor ticket for Byron Shire

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

AI’s invisible bystanders

In her Echo column last week, Mandy Nolan recommended literature for her daughter, including classics like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

The Byron Shire women on the charge against Casino. Photo Jeffrey Massey.

The Byron Shire Rebels put on 83 unanswered points against Lismore Rugby Club last weekend at Shultz Oval, capping a good day for the club.

In the first-grade romp Reuben Shepherd, Will Seymour and Darcy Woods all scored a hat trick of tries while Loel Little converted nine.

The firsts remain undefeated for the season.

The Rebel second graders had another strong win beating the Mullumbimby Moonshiners 53–0. 

The Byron Shire women’s team got the day off to a good start beating Lismore 20–12.

The win was the side’s second from two games for the season, and leaves them on top of the table.

This Saturday, May 25, the men’s teams head south to Williams Reserve to take on the Lennox Head Trojans, while the women have a bye.


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