23.7 C
Byron Shire
March 7, 2021

Festival director moves on

Latest News

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Other News

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Byron Bay Writers’ Festival director Jonathan Parsons says he’s leaving the job on a high note.

This year’s festival was one of the most successful events in the festival’s 16-year history, says the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre, which stages the event. Chair of NRWC, Chris Hanley, paid tribute to Mr Parsons and said he had done a wonderful job as festival director.

‘Jonathan was contracted on short notice for this year’s festival, and the committee and the community wish to thank him for all his hard work.’

The NRWC claims its finances stabilised after extreme financial difficulties after last year’s festival. The centre can now revert to its former structure, which includes an overall director of the centre and the festival. A new director will be announced next week.

Mr Parsons will be leaving to take up two projects, one in Brisbane and one in Sydney. In Brisbane he will be producing the opening for the new Science and Technology Centre at the Queensland University of Technology, and in Sydney will be the director of ISEA2013. ISEA2013 is an international festival of electronic art and ideas that will take place in Sydney in June 2013, alongside Vivid Sydney.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to renew their locals parking permit? Attempting...