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Street parade for Freney

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Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

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

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.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

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!

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

There was barely room around her neck for Jacqueline Freney’s eight gold medals when Australia’s Paralympic swimmer returned home in style.

The Skennars Head heroine and six-times Australian record-holder was be guest of honour at a street parade in Ballina Street, Lennox Head, this morning and an official ceremony in the community centre.

Ballina mayor David Wright told ABC radio that the celebration was well deserved.

‘In everyone’s wildest dreams, nobody expected her to do so well and to be such a humble person with it as well.’


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