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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.

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Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

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.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Sensational Opportunity!

FNBB-OTM-506-3BowerSt-Bruns3 Bower Street, Brunswick Heads

Located in a quiet street close to the river and just 10 minutes walk to the beach, this charming home is set on just over 1000m2, has 2 street frontages and offers dual income potential with a separate studio.

The home features a large open plan living, dining and kitchen with timber flooring. This area flows onto 2 covered entertainer’s decks.

There are 3 bedrooms, bathroom and separate laundry. The master bedroom is spacious with a WIR, ensuite and access onto the rear deck.

Set away from the house, the studio has a kitchen, dining and lounge. There is a bedroom with a WIR and a combined bathroom/laundry. This studio offers great options.

The rear yard has veggie gardens and a lock up shed, which would be ideal for a home office, workshop or storage.

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Open: Saturday, 7 February 10.00 – 10.30am

Details: Auction Pending

Enquiries: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649


Fabulous Apartment in “Oasis Resort”

FNBB-OTM-506-8-4ScottSt8/24 Scott Street, Byron Bay

With views over the National Park and ocean glimpses, this top floor apartment in the exclusive “Oasis Resort” enjoys a picture perfect outlook.

Situated only a short stroll to Tallow Beach and minutes to town, this is the dream lifestyle, ideal to live in or use as a holiday escape and for investors a savvy real estate opportunity!

The apartment is spacious, renovated and air-conditioned. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Entertainers will love the open plan kitchen, meals and living which flows onto a balcony overlooking the pool and National Park.

There is a lock up storage area adjacent to the carport.

The resort has tennis courts, an 18m heated pool, spa, sauna, BBQ area, a gym and kids playroom. Holiday investors will rejoice as this property has the opportunity for excellent returns.

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Open: Saturday, 7 February 11.00 – 11.30am

Details: Interest Over $490,000

Enquires: Sharon McInnes 0408 659 649



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.