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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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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.

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

Stone & Wood are thrilled to announce the return of Festival of the Stone to their Byron-based Brewery, Saturday...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


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

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

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. 

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.

Artists Samaya and Asaf from Zakay Glass Creations will be relocating to Burringbar and their Byron gallery closes October 11.
Artists Samaya and Asaf from Zakay Glass Creations will be relocating to Burringbar and their Byron gallery closes October 11.

Photo & story Eve Jeffery

Zakay Glass Creations’ Asaf and Samaya have made the difficult, yet exciting, decision to close their Byron industrial estate gallery and relocate to the potent space where it all began: a homely, sweeping property in Burringbar.

‘It is a sad and exciting experience and time of transformation,’ says Samaya.

‘Without the Byron Arts Trail initiated in 2008 and the support of the local community, we wouldn’t have got to where we are today.’


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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.