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February 26, 2021

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Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

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.

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.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

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

St-Finbarrs-FairHeaderJoin us for a magical, meaningful and memorable day

angelsSt Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School presents their 26th Annual Christmas Fair on Sat 6 December 10am – 3pm.

Byron’s Biggest Backyard Community Christmas Party!

Finnies’ fine food festival

Finnies’ Fine Food Festival is back showcasing tasting plates from The Cyprus Tree, Fishheads and Earth ‘n’ Sea including pasta and a seafood barbecue.  What’s a backyard Christmas party without Dad’s barbecue including snags in bread, vegie burgers with salad and hommus, and chicken skewers.

And chill out with a Bun coffee and an In the Pink ice-cream!

Backyard kids’ activities  - bring your swimmers!

Kids won’t know what do first!  This year we have introduced a 14-metre waterslide and Unicorn Rides (pony rides) and brought back, by popular demand, the High Flyer Swing Chairs, Slip ‘n’ Slide, Kiddies Jumping Castle, Mechanical Surfboard, the Baby Animal Nursery and Laser Tag!

Old skool - new skool sideshow alley

Face-painting, FLASH and Stay at Home Gypsy TATTOOS, Angel wings photo-booth, Willie Wonka Lolly Shoppe, Fairy Floss, Soccer Shoot Out, Dunk a Spunk, Choc Lotto, Hook a Duck, Lucky Lollipops.

Live auction 

Up for auction we have: A signed ball from the Argentina and Wallabies game donated by John Amsden; silver pendant from The Jewellers Workshop; San Marco Frida Khalo sterling silver pendant from Cool Coconut; ASTRO Californian Nose-rider longboard donated by Life Risk Management; 2 x 4 day passes to Falls Festival, Byron Bay; Spell and the Gypsy Collective Kimono; Christmas wreath by florist, Nik White; Beaumont’s Beach-house Accommodation; Humpback whale migration framed print donated by Byron Dive and Byron Raw Sugar.

Mini Christmas market

Christmas bake stall, vintage clothing, plants and books, Made by Finnies’ craft stall, home-made lemonade stand and a Chillax area for the littlies and their big people.

Famous Finnies’ chocolate wheel

One-in-64 chance of winning a prize! More if you buy more tickets. Prizes include overnight accommodation at Byron at Byron Resort, two nights at Break-free Eco Beach Resort, Writer’s Festival tickets, massage from Karen Poole, $250 voucher from Crystal Castle, Spell and the Gypsy Collective candles and much more…

Early bird wristbands can be booked online: trybooking.com/GKBE


For full program and auction prizes facebook.com/stfinbarrsprimaryschoolchristmasfair


Don’t miss, the FREE Live Music on the Main Stage:

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS - Correct at time of Printing

program-pics10am - Opening Ceremony & Welcome Christmas Carols

Student performances

11am - Irish Dance Performance

11.20am - The BIG Bubble show

11.30 - Finnies' Idol Performers

12pm - The Daisy Chains Acoustic Duo


1pm - Chocolate Wheel

1.15pm - Finnies Drummers, Jai Ho Dancers, and SANTA


2pm - Chocolate Wheel

2.15pm - El Scorcho Rock Band

3pm - GOLD Chocolate Wheel spin

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.