18.4 C
Byron Shire
June 25, 2021

Here’s an idea

Latest News

Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

Other News

Port blame game

Dee Taminau, Ballina Early May 2021, Scott Morrison stated that Labor sold the Port of Darwin to China, giving China a...

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state...

Circus show comes with unique local curries 

If you liked the bloodred moon, you’re going to love the Eclipse circus show at the beautiful Circus Arts...

Tim Watkins’ killer sentenced

The driver who hit and killed a young man in a hit and run two years ago has been sentenced.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

R J Poole, Lismore

What if the arts fraternity of the far north coast actively reached out to those local artists with a proven track record who aren’t normally contacted and invited them to exhibit in the Regional Gallery at a special event to showcase the art of the region?

Rather than dealing only with those artists registered with them, why doesn’t Arts Northern Rivers, or the Regional Gallery, initiate contact with the wider community by reaching out personally to selected individuals who have achieved significant recognition beyond our region or won awards at prestigious events?

What if those individuals who have contributed most to the creative profile of our region were acknowledged for their achievements by someone local who engaged with them?

Rather than the mountain coming to Mohammed, what if those claiming to represent local art reached out to the successful independents who are often ignored by the community in which they live?


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

42 lots given tick by Council for Myocum

Plans for a 42-lot residential development in Myocum have taken a significant step forward after Byron Council agreed to enter into a voluntary planning agreement (VPA) with the owners of the site.

Byron Music Festival so successful you can already get tickets for next year

Last weekends Byron Music Festival was a sold out success say organisers. 

Tim Watkins’ killer sentenced

The driver who hit and killed a young man in a hit and run two years ago has been sentenced.

Life aquatic: Franck’s big underwater adventures

Diving under the ice caps and photographing the mysterious twilight zone was the culmination of a childhood dream for Byron-based Franck Gazzola.