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April 14, 2021

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Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Other News

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

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NAIDOC marchers heading up Jonson street to Main Beach, Byron Bay. Photo Jeff Dawson

The NAIDOC Family Cultural Day was held in Byron Bay yesterday, the streets were full of black, red and yellow t-shirts, face paint, flags and banners and people of every colour of the rainbow.

The annual march from Railway Park right through the centre of town with about was the start to an event full of story, song and dance at Denning Park on Main Beach.

Organised by the Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) people and the community, the march with about 150 people was followed followed by a day of recognising the valuable contribution of Aboriginal people and culture to the community.

Photos Jeff Dawson

 


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1 COMMENT

  1. Racism is rife in the Byron Shire when the white people do not join the Indigenous on their march to Reconciliation.
    The word “reconciliation” means to settle a quarrel and to be in the process of being compatible together. Both sides need to step forward in the process of being equal in the eyes of the wider society.

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