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May 12, 2021

From horsepower to human power

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited newcomers to the sport well.

The first trial of the hybrid electric/human van was met with awe and applause as it made its maiden, non CO2 emitting, journey through Mullumbimby today. Photo Simon Haslam.

Punters in Mullumbimby have taken the call to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to a whole new level.

‘It is the combination of human strength and ingenuity that is the key to our success in this design,’ said a spokesperson for the vehicle.

After years of time and a significant investment of funds from an innovation grant from the current government they have successfully trialed the hybrid vehicle in Mullumbimby this afternoon.

‘We have combined the power of the people with the energy of the sun to take this driving experience to a whole new level,’ the spokesperson, who was not out of breath, told Echonetdaily.

‘It is no longer horse power that we speak of – it is human power – its only limitation is your imagination.’


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Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

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.