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March 8, 2021

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

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Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Healthy Tips on Macadamias from our Naturopath

Do you still believe that eating nuts makes you fat?

According to the 2012 Nut Report, people who include a handful of tree nuts a day in their diets have a lower body mass index, less risk of chronic disease, and are less likely to gain weight than people not eating nuts.

According to Lisa Yates, advanced dietician and author of the report, tree nuts such as macadamias contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated), are high in protein and fibre, and are important for prevention of heart disease and diabetes.

Ian of Nudgel Nuts and Anthony from Tuckombil Natives both sell wonderful local macadamia nuts grown in the northern rivers and many other products made from them. We especially love the Macadamia Sprinkle from Ian on porridge in the mornings and the Macadamia Paste from Anthony on toast!

For more information and recipes for macadamia nuts and macadamia oil, see their Facebook page.

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...