13.3 C
Byron Shire
May 14, 2021

Rainbows win gold on Darling Harbour

Latest News

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...

Other News

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

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.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Remembering Bentley

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

rainbow dragon-boats-Team-Photo

Recently twenty-two Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club members raced at one of the largest regattas on the News South Wales dragon boat calendar, Sydney’s Chinese New Year Regatta, and returned home gold winners.

Over two days of racing on a new 200 metres course, Rainbows times improved with each race and knocking-off five seconds culminated in a win (55 secs) against larger, metro clubs.

The first day of racing, Rainbows performances were described by fellow competitors as gutsy efforts’.

Because of this year’s program changes, the Rainbows had found their mostly female crew lined up beside mostly, albeit very surprised, male crews but the Rainbows held their own.

The final day’s winning team was an eclectic mix of Cancer Survivors, who were breast cancer survivors – Rainbow Dragons Abreast as well as, men and women from the open sports club – Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club – who have also had a brush with cancer.

Next on the club’s regatta calendar is the Urunga event which includes a 7.8 km marathon and a 200 metre racing on the Kalang and Bellingen Rivers.

It is going to be a fantastic opportunity for new Rainbows to experience the thrills and excitement of dragon boat racing, for the very first time.


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.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

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.