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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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Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

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.

November 25, 2015

Issue 30.24

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Secret In Their Eyes

https://youtu.be/N3b0PFCrayE Review by John Campbell At the end of To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus and Judge Taylor decide between themselves that Boo Radley need not face the court after killing Bob Ewell. That we all agreed suggests that our hunger for...


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

https://youtu.be/n-7K_OjsDCQ Review by John Campbell You know that an epic is running out of steam when the director resorts to a cheap thrill that is as superfluous as it is irrelevant. Well into the last stage of Katniss Everdeen’s heroic opus...


Live Music Round-up – November 27, 2015

Beccy set for Bangalow! Australian country music’s poster girl Beccy Cole is without question one of the great live entertainers in Australia and continues to deliver sensation performances that leave you stomping your feet, clapping your hands and yelling for...


Doin’ it for the Mo

The final of the Movember Brunz Big Bash is on tonight at Stan Thompson Oval, Brunswick Heads between the Black Salmon Roosters and the Ocean Shores Clubbers.


Culture Round-up – November 26, 2015

Bangalow welcomes new theatre company! The recently formed Bangalow Theatre Company get ready to stage their first-ever major production The Drowsy Chaperone at the Bangalow A&I Hall this week. Hailed by New York magazine as ‘the perfect Broadway musical’, The Drowsy...


Heroic effort by youth league

Down several key players for last Thursday’s round of the Summer Youth League, Byron Bay’s SAE-Qantm boys struggled to find their rhythm – and the Goonellabah net.


Etheridge’s call to change

Rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and activist – Melissa Etheridge has been speaking her truth since her self-titled debut release in 1988. Passionate about the need to embrace global change, Etheridge was personally asked by Al Gore to write the title...


Nick Xenophon speaks out against Coles and Woolworths

Senator Nick Xenophon didn’t hold back at a recent forum conducted by Northern Rivers Foods that considered food retailing trends and the impact of the food duopoly of Coles and Woolworths.


Girls like playing soccer best

Over the last 12 months, soccer has overtaken swimming as the most popular sporting activity among Australian kids, with one in two children aged 6–13 now playing the Beautiful Game.


Bali’s volcanic flight risk

Story and photos: Tracey Davis With the holidays just around the corner, Bali’s surf beaches promise a well-deserved break. What might prove the best holiday decision, however, is to give yourself peace of mind in case...


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.