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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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OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Remembering Bentley

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

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.

False impressions

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I was under the impression that, upon the mayor resigning, the deputy mayor would automatically get the...

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

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

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.

Paul Rea, Coorabell

Tuesday, 24 November was a peak stuff-up for Byron Council. Roadworks at the town end of Shirley St had traffic banked up to the Arts and Industry Estate and back along Jonson St through to the Bay Grocer roundabout. I thought I’d avoid further delays by coming home via Bangalow Road only to encounter a film crew at work and a major detour via Coopers Shoot. My 30 minute trip took about two-and-a-half hours.

Council knew about both these activities well in advance, so the question is: why didn’t it let us know about the inevitable delays? After all, it has the contact details of every local parking permit holder. Or, it could have placed a modest display ad in The Echo. But no, it told us nothing, and the resultant chaos leaves us wondering about its basic competence, particularly its willingness to communicate with the people it claims to represent.

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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

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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.