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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Cost of living and taxes

Why is there so much interest in stats and percentages? How does the average house price or rent translate...

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

Wardell Hall CORE

They always say that emergencies such as bushfires and floods bring out the best in people, but do they? The...

After performing to an audience of two billion people at the closing of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 Phil Emmanuel has toured Asia, Europe and the US several times with rave reviews.

Phil has now emerged from his self-imposed semi-retirement of recent years and has had huge success touring nationally with the Brothers in Arms tour 2010 (Phil playing the music of Dire Straits Mark Knopfler) and the Emmanuel Brothers 50 Anniversary Tour 2010/2011 with brother Tommy, all shows on both tours being sold out. Phil has combined his deep respect of the Shadows with the incredible popularity and guitar virtuosity of the Dire Straits into one show played as only Phil can.

The show is split into two parts: the first mainly medleys of the most popular Shadows songs such as Fingle Bunt, Atlantis, Apache, Wonderful Land… the list goes on.

The second, the most popular music of the Dire Straits with all the classics such as Sultans of Swing, Lady Writer, Down to the Waterline, Money for Nothing, Romeo and Juliet to name a few. Catch this very special show at the Mullumbimby Bowlo tonight.


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