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May 14, 2021

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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.

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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.

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

Dean Chalker, Mullumbimby Creek

I see installation of traffic lights on the western roundabout of the Ewingsdale interchange progresses apace. A little odd, don’t you think, that the Shire’s first traffic lights are on a roundabout which is intended for free-flowing traffic? 

The lights will give precedence to exiting southbound M1 traffic to address the safety of stopped traffic on the motorway. It seems likely that this will result in queues on Hinterland Way and Myocum Rd, and perhaps even exiting northbound M1 traffic. Of course, the exiting southbound traffic will still join the queue that inches its way into the centre of Byron – a journey that has taken up to an hour in recent times. The much vaunted bypass will only help once the traffic reaches the Shirley St roundabout.

Mother Nature has assisted by disabling the major Byron attraction – the beach. That should make the traffic more manageable!


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