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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

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

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

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.

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

The value of kindness taught at Wilsons Creek school

Wilsons Creek Public School has joined the Kindness On Purpose movement, which aims to teach children and teenagers how to be kind to themselves and kind to others.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Prestigious 268 Acre Hinterland Property

151 Federal Drive, Federal


First National is proud to present to the market possibly the largest, privately owned land holding in the Byron Shire.

This 268 acre allotment is one of the most prestigious parcels of land in the Byron Bay Hinterland with numerous possibilities including massive income earning potential and a lifestyle second to none.

Positioned high on the ridgeline between Federal and Eureka, this spectacular property offers parklike grounds with unsurpassed rural views of the surrounding countryside through to Minyon Falls and the valleys below.

Usable and productive, the land boasts rich, deep volcanic soil and an abundance of water from a permanent spring, 10 large water tanks, man-made dam and excellent yearly rainfall.

The accommodation on the estate is expansive with a large main homestead with self-contained flat, manager’s quarters and a guest cottage. Please visit our website for full details.

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Open: By Appointment

Details: Expressions of interest closing 30/01/2015

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Family Living On 6.5 Picturesque Acres

29 Myocum Ridge Road, Myocum


This easy care and low maintenance property is situated only 12 minutes to Byron Bay and 7 minutes to Mullumbimby. It offers privacy and a beautiful country outlook.

The block itself is a gently sloping 6.5 acres with a spring and could be ideal for horses, hobbyists, those seeking small agricultural pursuits or a safe environment for the family.

The double brick home is positioned on the high point of the land to make the most of the relaxing rural views.

The home offers 2 spacious living rooms, a separate formal dining area plus an informal family meals space adjacent to the well-appointed kitchen. Sliding glass doors open from this space to a sunny paved outdoor entertaining area.

Slate flooring, high 9ft ceilings and there is plenty of room to add value such as a pool and studio (STCA).

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Open: Friday 23 January 11.00 – 11.30am

Details: Interest over $899,000

Enquires: 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.