A plan to run rail-bikes along the abandoned tracks from Bangalow to Byron Bay has received enthusiastic support from Byron Shire mayor, Simon Richardson, who posed for promotional pictures in Byron Bay on the weekend. A written proposal is now... Read More →
Plans by Byron Shire Council to create a permanent second lane along Shirley and Lawson Streets heading into Byron Bay have been cautiously welcomed by the town’s chamber of commerce, Byron United.
This weekend sees Australia’s only Academy-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short-film festival come to Bangalow A&I Hall as the first stop on its national tour. Festival director Bronwyn Kidd talks about the event 24 years on.
Last weekend, a herd of visiting American bison spent three days roaming Bangalow Showground. It was an impressive sight for those unsuspecting residents – but what were these big fellas doing here?
Additional bus services are now in place on the north coast, according to the retiring Nationals MP for the state seat of Ballina, Don Page.
Ku Promotions present an evening of Catalonian and Gypsy music with Woodford favourites Baix Empordà. The Duo spoke with The Echo about their unique act.
This week's Culture wrap begins with the first people – Be part of something extraordinary this Australia Day and share in the spirit of Saltwater Freshwater country with an event that celebrates our first-nation peoples this Australia Day at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.
I get a little excited when I arrive at a road stop. People milling around, legs lifting, people adopting pseudo yoga moves stretching it out.
To highlight the profoundly disturbing statistics on child violence and sexual assault, and to help protect and educate kids, a ‘mowerthon’ is currently underway across the country.
Working his way through the ranks, it’s onwards and upwards for a young Wilsons Creek musician who has just had his first opening night as a musical director of a theatrical production.
It may have been tight after the second day of competition, but defending champions Byron Bay have powered home to victory on Sunday, the final morning of the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.
The long wait for possibly the most previewed movie ever is at last over, and if Alejandro González Iñárritu’s masterpiece is sometimes weighed down by wordy gravitas, that should not in any way detract from its worth.
Robert Connolly’s heartwarming movie opens with young Dylan (Ed Oxenbould) feeding a scrap of meat to a hawk in the WA outback. His passion is flight and the bird is his guiding totem
Angelique Kidjo is ‘the undisputed queen of African music’, and on the eve of her return to Australia for Bluesfest 2015.
Goodies is known for its healthy food and juices but with an ever-increasing choice of food, cafes and eateries in Byron itself, Inga and Ben decided to diversify a bit and offer some different selections for the health-conscious punter.
The music roundup this weeks welcomes Steve Smyth back after being involved in an incident in October that left him with a broken jaw: Steve is now fighting fit!
Hailing from Sydney’s sunny northern beaches, The Mammals were brought to the attention of the good folk at Triple J who awarded Guy Brown, head Mammal, Unearthed Artist Of The Week.
Andy Jans Brown launches his new double album Sunshine Avenue at the Rails on Thursday at 7pm. And by the way – wear your PJs!
With a growing reputation as an international hub of yoga, the Byron Shire will strut its sleeping swan and parade its peacock this weekend at the Evolve Festival.
Richmond Valley local government area (LGA) land values have gone backwards in the past year and ranked last among coastal council areas, while Byron shire recorded the second biggest increase, according to the latest valuation report.