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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.

Other News

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

October 28, 2015

Issue 30.20

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Mullum tennis finals on fire

Simon Haslam The finals of the Mullumbimby Tennis Club championships were held in glorious weather last weekend. The men’s finals revealed the strength of the top players with club coach, president and now club champion Steve Gort defeating up-and-coming Australian...

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Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

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Swim scary on Saturday

Mullumbimby Swim Club has announced a regional official swim meet to be held at the Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Pool Saturday 31 October 2015.

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Andrew’s rivers of black gold ready to flow

There’s a fertile revolution going on at Compost Central, located within Byron’s Industry Estate. Rich compost is bursting from old bathtubs, soil beds and compost bins. It’s full of microbes and teaming with worms.

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Markets and parking can co-exist: mayor

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson says a low-key car park at Byron Bay's Butler Street Reserve can go hand-in-hand with the regular markets held on the site. But a new group representing market stallholders is not convinced.

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New faces to grace Mullum Music Fest

Mullum Music Festival’s Youth Mentorship winners have been announced, with the prize being a 20-minute spot at the music festival and a one-on-one mentor session to work on their stagecraft and prepare them for the gig.

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The Witches of Brunswick

The Witches of Brunswick are brewing up a fair bit of mischief for Halloween, and everyone’s invited to be part of it on Saturday October 31 from 4pm to 9pm at Brunswick Heads Public School.

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Loving Byron at Byron

Spring may be the time when a young man’s thoughts turn to love, but October is the time I start to plan our wedding anniversary. One of our young children, born of a swift romance, came to the wedding...

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The Best Exotic Indian in Billinudgel!

If you build it they will come. And come they do, to Billinudgel for a delightful Indian taste sensation. The sign at the door of Billi’s Indian Restaurant urges patrons to ‘please book in advance’, and I can see why....

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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...