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February 28, 2021

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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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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.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Transparency needed

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

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.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Property in Focus

FNBB-PIF-524-19BlackbeanLnStunning 2 Acre Hinterland Property With House + Studio

19 Blackbean Lane, Federal


Here is an exciting opportunity to purchase a hinterland property with a beautifully renovated, north facing 3 bedroom main house, plus a separate studio and separate double garage.

Surrounded by two acres of park like grounds with stands of native trees and the soothing sounds of birds and wildlife, this property offers various hidden spaces to relax and take in the natural environment.

The hub of the home features a stylish new kitchen with S/S appliances, breakfast bar and stone benches. Adjacent is an informal dining area which leads into a family lounge room with wood fire and access to the outdoor entertaining.

There are 3 bedrooms with built in robes. The master bedroom is stunning with timber french doors opening onto the large decked verandah. The recently renovated bathroom will impress.

Situated behind the main house, the studio enjoys complete privacy and is ideal for visiting family or extra income.

A perfect property to make the most of hinterland living.

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Open: Saturday, 13 June 12.00 – 12.30pm

Details: Interest Over $699,000

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635


FNBB-PIF-524-60ArmstrongStSpacious and Modern In Beachside Suffolk Park

2/60 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park


Positioned in highly desired beachside Suffolk Park, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home offers generous proportions and is set back from the street.

A spacious open plan living area includes a modern kitchen with breakfast bar, family lounge and informal dining. This space flows onto a private north facing entertaining deck overlooking the easy care rear yard.

The 3 bedrooms are all a good size with the main featuring an ensuite.

Recently updated, the quality hardwood timber flooring that flows throughout is ideal for our coastal lifestyle, and there is a lock up garage with internal access.

Only a 5 minute stroll to Tallow Beach and the Suffolk Park Bakery, Tavern and shops, the location is brilliant!

Perfect to live in or receive a great rental return on investment; contact us today for further information.

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Open: Thursday, 11 June 11.00 – 11.30am & Saturday, 13 June 3.00 – 3.30pm

Details: Auction pending

Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635


Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

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

‘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...