By Vivienne Pearson I’ve eaten some special meals in my time – though perhaps not as many as you might think, given how much time I spend writing about food. There was my first degustation menu, at the now defunct... Read More →
It’s the ultimate in back-handed compliments to say of any actor that he was fantastic playing a character that you cannot stand a bar of. But such is the case with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher (who, apparently, is 6’... Read More →
Echo Supports The Bunny Man Bunny Racket is rock’n’roll for kids. Pure and simple. King Bunny is a guitar-wielding, skateboarding, nature-loving rabbit with a passion to share his love of rock’n’roll. Bunny Racket is born of King Bunny’s fierce love... Read More →
‘I’ve bin runnin’ all my life.’ How many times have you heard those words in the tense moments before a western’s climactic shoot-out? Of all genres, however, the western thrives on familiar ‘signposts’, and this one is no different. The... Read More →
Creator of the Island Elements Festival Emma-lee Luther spoke with The Echo about what’s in store this weekend at beautiful North Stradbroke. What is the inspiration for Island Elements? The inspiration behind Island Elements was to blend the retreat model... Read More →
Half Caribbean and half French, Paris-dwelling Anais Million is all dancer. Starting out as a gymnast, then moving on to ballet, it is in Kizoomba that she has become internationally renowned. She is one of the featured dancers and instructors... Read More →
Local swimmers have taken home the Mullumbimby Cup competing against more than 100 youngsters who converged on the Petria Thomas Pool for the North Coast Qualifying Carnival last Saturday.
The Byron Bay Boardriders came in second behind Coffs Harbour at the Australian Boardriders Battle Series held at Pippi Beach at Yamba over the weekend. Clubs in the northern NSW qualifying event included: Angourie, Coffs Harbour, Lennox/Ballina, Cabarita, Byron Bay,... Read More →
The u/14 Kingscliff Wolves football team has embraced the challenge of a major fundraising project as they set their sights on touring California late in 2017. The boys want to play in the Orange County Tournament of Champions but will... Read More →
Back on home turf for round four of the 2016 summer youth competition, Byron’s young Wildcats and Rams turned on some outstanding performances to take out both matches with aplomb.
Ultimate Frisbee is undergoing a mini-resurgence in the area as new players flock to the regular Monday night get together with Byron Ultimate Disc (BUD). Ultimate is a non-contact team sport where points are scored by passing the flying disc... Read More →
A group of Byron Bay Cycle Club members had their first taste of a cyclocross event last month. The race is a combination of cycling and running and takes in rough terrain. When it is too tough to ride cyclists... Read More →
Just over a week ago the United Nations announced the honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Wonder Woman. That’s right. A fictitious superhero from DC Comics. And what attributes does she have to inspire us?
Local coach Stephen Gort took out the Mullumbimby Tennis Club singles championships played in late October. Gort lost just one game on his way to claiming the title against Mitchell Garbler 6–0 6–1. He backed this up by winning the... Read More →
Ocean Shores Shopping Centre now boasts nine food- and drink-based businesses. Here’s a snippet on each.
The potential rivalry of their youth now has a chance to come to the fore at the ‘Battle of the Chefs’ dinner this coming Monday night. Diners will be the judges – each tasting and scoring eight dishes (each chef prepares four half-portion serves) to determine a winner.
Where does a butcher take his annual holiday? At the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National competition, of course.
It’s hard to enjoy a film when it celebrates crassness, weakness and greed. Harder still when those character traits are embodied in a protagonist who happens to be the effortlessly irritating Zach Galifianakis. Casting the otherwise affable if dopey Owen... Read More →
Fiesta website correction Last week we published an interview with Sky Blue the director for the Byron Bay Latin Fiesta. The website listed was not correct. The correct website for program and ticket information is: byronlatinfiesta.com.au. Gorgeous Borges One of... Read More →
Laura Mvula is a British soul singer/songwriter from Birmingham. Her debut album Sing to the Moon had her credited with pioneering a new musical genre: ‘gospeldelia’.Laura shared some of her favourite musical moments. What is the one song that reminds... Read More →
Edwin Ferreras (from the Dominican Republic) is one of the bright young stars in the latin dance scene. His love for dance began with hip-hop/breakdancing as a young teen and he was later introduced to salsa/mambo. Edwin currently directs the... Read More →
Rize up at Island Vibe Ask Nattali Rize where she comes from: she’ll tell you ‘All Directions’. In line with her philosophy, she claims not to belong to any nation-state but to the ever-evolving community of conscious thinkers and creators... Read More →
Stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz and Cara are a duo both on and off stage. They bring their soul connection to the stage, something unique that just grows with every performance. It is not... Read More →
A proposal by West Byron developers to amend Byron Shire Council’s major planning policy to allow sewerage infrastructure in environmental zonings is up before the council this Thursday (October 28).
One of the key provisions of Byron Shire Council's new holiday-letting plan has not been supported by the state government. And while the council considers what to do next, a new website shows the shire has almost 1,500 properties for rent on Airbnb.