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February 25, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Editorial – A personal take on politics and media

Since its inception in 1986 by a bunch of ratbag hippy locals, The Echo has championed the voice of the afflicted, not the comfortable. That should be the aim of every media organisation.

FN-otm-alcorn-stCharacter Beachfront Property “The Boat House”

35 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park


Positioned right on popular Suffolk Park beach, this multi level property has been designed to make the best use of space and light. There is an open plan kitchen, dining and family room that flows onto a timber deck which overlooks the beach reserve at the back.

Upstairs the master bedroom features a walk through robe, ensuite, adjacent office/dressing room and a private balcony. At the front of the property there is a self-contained area which includes a double bedroom, ensuite bathroom and living area. Bedrooms 3 and 4 enjoy an extra loft room -ideal as storage space or kids play room.

A relaxed and comfortable beach house feel. This property is being sold fully furnished.

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Open: Saturday, 24 May 2014 11.00 – 11.30am

Details: $1,300,000

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


FN-otm-heritageSubstantial Home With Pool

19 Heritage Court, Suffolk Park


This large family home offers charm and privacy in a tranquil setting whilst being close to all amenities. There is a new addition of an in ground pool with an adjacent deck.

Designed over 2 levels, the home offers 5 bedrooms, office, separate living and dining areas, 2.5 bathrooms and a double lock up garage with internal access. A spacious lower floor with hardwood timber floors opens out to a large entertaining area that overlooks the leafy gardens.

Set on an elevated block at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac with only a 10 minute walk to amenities and local shops. This property will be sold either prior to or at the Auction to the highest bidder.

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Open: Saturday, 24 May 10.00 – 10.30am

Auction: Saturday, 31 May 10.30am Onsite

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.