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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!

Co-op meeting

Annette Snow, Myocum As a Mullumbimby Rural Co-op shareholder of 42 years and a past employee of over 13 years,...

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Buddha in a Chocolate Box: Coolangatta Hotel, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon

Buddha in a Chocolate Box are a band from Hamilton, Victoria and they promise punters a good southern foot stompin’ time.

They have a strong belief that bands must ‘earn it’ by sweating it out in their local pub scene, doing the hard yards, coppin’ the alcohol-fuelled abuse and the over-exaggerated praise.

They love and respect any act that has been through this or aim to go through this and it has been their training ground for 10 years. They keep on keepin’ on, flying the flag, continuing to uphold the true meaning and spirit of an Aussie pub band, hoping to inspire those waiting in the wings.


How did they come up with the name? Well the story goes that it comes from Cat Stevens, who has an album titled Buddha and the Chocolate Box. It is said that this title is about the time when he was choosing between his life as a singer/songwriter or finding his religion. The band says the title Buddha and the Chocolate Box means they have found their religion in the music. ‘Aha,’ you say!

See the Buddha boys on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Coolangatta Hotel.

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