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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.

Other News

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.

Jaimini hut

Margot Hays, Bangalow I would like to voice my opinion regarding the hut structure at Belongil where Jaimini sits and...

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...

April 3, 2019

Issue 33.43

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Interview with Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil

Getting to know Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil Byron Comedy Fest  |  Byron Surf Club   |  17–19 May It’s impossible not to love Glenn Robbins. He’s created some of the funniest and most enduring comedic characters in Australia’s comedy history, with Russell...


Cameras to be installed at Tyagarah

Surveillance cameras will be installed on a Council Road Reserve in Grays Lane and surf lifesavers will be on the beach over Easter after a councillor vote last Thursday.


Interview with Murray Cook

Soul Movers Byron Brewery | Saturday 13 April | 7pm  | free Record-store day appearance at Howl and Moan at 1pm I don’t think there’s a single person in Australia who doesn’t know who Murray Cook is, or at least doesn’t...


Interview with The Ninth Chapter

Launching The Ninth Chapter! The Rails, Byron  |  Friday 12 April  |  7pm  |  Free The Ninth Chapter possess a powerful ability to groove. Layering elements of funk, blues, and folk, the Australian six-piece revels in exciting songwriting that takes listeners on a...


Mullumbimby Rotary Club celebrates 70 years

A special dinner to celebrate the Rotary Club’s 70th anniversary of serving the Brunswick Valley community is planned for St Martins Hall, Mullumbimby on Saturday April 13.


Cinema Review: Dumbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgcrMHAezS0 There is something about movies by Tim Burton that makes them a bit like a takeaway Chinese dinner – ten minutes after you’ve eaten it, you’re hungry again. Maybe the problem lies (for me, anyway) in not exactly knowing...


Spotlight on NRSO musician Richard Williams – Timpanist

Talking Timpanist NRSO concert Pastoral Interlude | Sunday | 2.30pm | Tweed Heads Civic Centre | $20–$45/45  Richard Williams is one of the core musicians in the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra. He has been performing in their percussion section for...


Culture in the Byron Shire for the week starting April 4th

Nordurland screening Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Friday  |  6pm & 7.30pm  |  $5  Nordurland is a film about going surfing in the harsh, cold waters of Iceland in the middle of winter. It follows three friends from the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week...

Sons of the East Byron Brewery  |  Saturday  |  6pm  |  $18.10 Sons of the East are an indie-folk band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Bandmates Dan Wallage, Nic Johnston, and Jack Rollins have already seen their music achieve 70...


Cinema Review: Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNCmb-4oXJA The old bloke a few seats down from me yawned audibly, and I was feeling the same way. Jordan Peele shot to fame among cinephiles with last year’s ‘Get Out’, his debut as director. It has already become something...


Interview with Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz – Fantastic Negrito

The Male Patti Smith Bluesfest 18–22 April bluesfest.com.au Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz – better known by his stage name Fantastic Negrito – is an American singer/songwriter whose music spans blues, R&B, and roots. His 2016 album The Last Days of Oakland won...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear New Zealand, Could we borrow your prime...

We’re hoping she could run a masterclass in compassion. Our politicians don’t seem to have any. Maybe she could scout our political system for a leader with some of the qualities she has. Or perhaps run a reality TV...


Byron Bay XI take major premiership

Syl Reid The Cellars second grade cricketers won the Coastal League grandfinal against the minor premiers Lennox Head last Saturday. After winning the toss Byron sent Lennox in to bat on a  well-prepared pitch at Rabjones Oval in Murwillumbah. Lennox Head were...


Women footballers debut with a win

The Shores United Soccer Club’s first top-division female team took to their home field on Friday night and collected a historic win. The side was up against a highly rated and experienced Richmond Rovers. But right from the start the...


Local athletes win medals at Kingy Tri

The True Wheel Cycles team have won gold and bronze medals at last Sunday’s Kingscliff Triathlon. The men’s sprint relay team of Andy Kean and Dean Cutting collected the gold medal in the category. Andy raced the swim and ride...


Igor wins SLS bronze

Guy Knox When Ukrainian Igor Kocherga swapped the Black Sea for the Pacific Ocean, Brunswick Heads SLSC gained a champion. Igor has been a patrolling member of Brunswick SLSC for six years and his dedication earned him the ‘Patrol Person of...


Ocean Shores swimmers head to state school finals

Ocean Shores Aquatics has 17 swimmers heading to Sydney to represent their schools and the Far North Coast at state school swimming meets in April. Some will swim in relays but the majority will be going down for individual events. ‘Regional...


Mexican vibes in the heart of the Bay

By T Davidson Miss Margarita is a much-loved regular hangout for locals and holiday makers, and for good reason too! These guys have totally nailed the golden triangle of epic food, friendly service, awesome drinks and banging good times… oh...


Stone & Wood beer $ flow to charity

S Haslam Drinking beer for charity doesn’t sound like the hardest job in the world, but it’s certainly one of the most appreciated. Hardworking not-for-profit Wedgetail Retreat Northern Rivers Community Hospice is a specialized 24/7 palliative care facility utilizing trained...


Thus Spake Mungo: Public interest vs One Nation depravity  

Let’s be clear about the Al Jazeera sting against One Nation: the drunken braggarts who fell for it deserved all they got and more.


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.