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February 27, 2021

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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Editorial – Ewingsdale development creep rejected by residents

A petition of 294 signatures against rezoning Ewingsdale farmland to commercial use will be presented to councillors for their upcoming Thursday meeting.

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

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125 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby


Elegant 100 year old home has almost every room in the home opening out to wide covered verandas and features an in-ground salt water pool.

The home offers a separate formal sitting room, beautiful polished timber floors and fireplaces. Within walking distance to schools, Pony Club at Mullumbimby Showground and 1.5km to town. Bordering the Brunswick River with town water, this property consists of open horse paddocks, all fully fenced, level and easily accessible from the house, regenerated rainforest plus various outbuildings.

This country estate is ideal for the growing family, horse lover or breeder, nursery or horticulture, the options are endless STCA. Easy access to Byron Bay and just a 40 minute drive to the Gold Coast airport.

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Open: Thursday, 8 May 2014 1.00 – 1.30pm, Saturday, 10 May 2014 1.00-1.30pm

Details: $1,350,000

Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297, Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698


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'Tallowood Ridge' Stage 2, Mullumbimby

'Tallowood Ridge' Estate brings a fresh and rare opportunity to the Mullumbimby township with beautiful residential building lots available now.

Choose between a range of lots varying in size and price. All blocks in this new estate feature underground power and town water.

Perfectly located with easy reach of Shearwater School, hospital and recreational facilities.

With stunning views from Mt Chincogan to Mt Warning, these blocks hold a prime position.

Approx. 10km (9 mins) drive to Brunswick Heads. Approx. 20.9km (17 mins) to Byron Bay

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Open: Thursday, 8 May 2014 2.00 – 2.30pm, Saturday, 10 May 2014 2.00 – 2.30pm

Details: From $224,000 to $291,000

Enquiries: Paul Prior 0418 324 297


‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...