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Keep funky Mullum

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Police make arrest over Wallum protests

Save Wallum protectors, a NSW MLC and a retired magistrate have questioned the use of police resources after those supporting efforts to save rare ecological heathland in Brunswick Heads from urban development were contacted by Tweed-Byron Police Detectives.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

Chinny Charge entries now open!

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Positive change for New Brighton beach

Ocean conservation non-profit Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) hosted a World Ocean Day beach clean-up and a mangrove educational session jointly hosted by the Salty Mangrove Cafe in New Brighton on Saturday.

BANFF: Highline

The 2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Brunswick Heads and the Picture House is calling all adventurers, thrill-seekers, and lovers of the great outdoors.

With only two screenings scheduled for 23 and 24 May, tickets are selling fast.

Featuring a meticulously curated collection of ‘world firsts’ in the realm of outdoor sports, this year’s festival promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

From heart-pounding tales of exploration to awe-inspiring feats of courage, each film offers a glimpse into the limitless possibilities of the human spirit.

At the heart of this year’s festival is a special tribute to Australian legend Dr Glenn Singleman, whose world record BASE jump from Pakistan’s Trango Tower in 1992 continues to inspire adventurers around the globe. His story, captured on the big screen, serves as a reminder of the boundless potential that lies within each of us.

But the excitement doesn’t end there. From the discovery of vast cave systems in Canada to the pioneering spirit of tandem cross-country skiing, over 80 films have been carefully selected. Each screening promises to be a thrilling adventure from start to finish.

For those in Brunswick Heads, the opportunity to experience this unforgettable cinematic journey is fast approaching – it’s time to secure your tickets.

Tickets for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour are now available for purchase, offering audiences the chance to immerse themselves in the world of outdoor exploration and fuel their adventurous spirit.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this exhilarating cinematic experience – book your tickets today and get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Visit banffaustralia.com.au/tickets/ for more information and tickets now.

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