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May 14, 2021

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MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

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Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

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.

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

We all know they keep saying this, but it’s true – the September 15 Minutes of Fame features another corker.
Their very first featured (paid) performer, Karl Farren, returns in a duo with a featured performer who appeared early last year, Susanna Carman.

This is an example of the wonderful local and international talent to grace Stokers’ humble stage.    

Also featuring is the ever entertaining, varied and surprising Blackboard Acts. This month they are Greg, Bob Axford, Az and Stuart, Wendy Grace and the Chillingham Choir Men’s Small Group

Get yourself there tonight from 7pm.

Admission is $15 ($12 concession).

Great food and the hall is heated. You’ll love it!

 

Find this and many other great gigs in Echonetdaily’s North Coast Gig Guide

 

 


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