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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER, PIERCE MICHAEL KAVANAGH

Pierce Michael Kavanagh grew up in La Jolla, California just up the beach from the notorious reef break Windansea. The mystical legend and lore of the local reefs, and its amazing surfers, was instilled into his psyche from a very young age. Pierce’s passion in filmmaking began at an early age, as a ‘grom’ lugging around a VHS camera. It evolved nat­u­rally through his love for surf­ing, skat­ing and the magazines and movies from the 80s, and led to him studying film making at the University of California, in Santa Barbara, USA.

Manufacturing Stoke is the debut documentary feature for Pierce’s film production company Misfit Pictures. He says, “We are very proud of what we have accomplished, surfing is sacred to me, so a lot of thought went into the making of this film”. The critically acclaimed documentary is screening internationally, encouraging a wider discussion on the issues around sustainable surfing.


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