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May 16, 2021

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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 Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Flickerfest tour returns to the Northern Rivers

Celebrating 30 years in 2021 Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to The Regent Cinema Murwillumbah for one big film packed this weekend

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

‘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. 

‘Seven and a bit’ stone

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

Remembering Bentley

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

Jo Faith, Newtown

My lungs fully opened when I read The Echo (2 October). I thank David Pont for the educative article on the future of the Belongil and the stealthy increase in sewage capacity. Many questions were raised for the community to consider when addressing the ecological imperatives of the Belongil and Byron’s CBD. I also thank Mary Gardner who also worked hard addressing the toxic nature of ‘drains’ that flow into the Belongil. I felt that democracy was dancing at the ball.

A deeper breath was needed when reading Basil Cameron’s article on Council staff quietly endorsing $78m for Ewingsdale Road works. More secrets! Gasp! Democracy twisted her ankle at the ball because she smelled a threatening bad odour in the palace.

I thank Tamara Smith, Greens Member for Ballina for all her hard work and input into the Ewingsdale project; and upholding grassroots democracy. I am so sorry Tamara that you were again snubbed by the two ugly sisters who did not invite you to the palace ball. Sister Franklin likes to stay near the honey pot and self-promote and Sister Richardson seems very lost and stays near any honey pot!

Just stay away from any salesmen who offer sparkly shoes on a pumped up pure gold cushion! Democracy dances best when barefooted, free, and in time with the collective music.

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