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Short film awesomeness

Flickerfest and iQ are back, Thursday to Saturday at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. Go on a remarkable cinematic journey...

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Seniors Festival returns March 11

The Byron Seniors Festival is back, and will be held from March 11 to 15 at the Byron Community Centre.

Antonovich inquest delayed again, as new witnesses emerge

The inquest into the kambo-related death of Jarrad Antonovich has taken a surprising turn, with new witnesses coming forward to police. As a result, the rest of the planned dates this week have been abruptly cancelled by the state coroner, with the process set to begin again at Byron Bay Courthouse in late May.

An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Cartoon of the week – 21 February, 2024

Send to Letters Editor Aslan Shand, email: [email protected], fax: 6684 1719 or mail to The Letters Editor, The Echo, 6 Village Way, Mullumbimby, 2482, NSW, Australia.

Housing parasites

Trying to fix the housing crisis in the Byron Shire by building more houses is like trying to put...

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

BayFM. Photo Tree Faerie

BayFM is offering women of all ages and gender persuasions the opportunity to join Sista Radio, a project funded by a new Community Broadcast Foundation grant.

BayFM President Ange Kent says, ‘Executive Producer, Rasela Torise, has 20 years’ experience in community radio, and has worked on several successful grant projects over the past decade, sharing her skills and experience to help bring underrepresented voices to the airwaves. She is also the host of long-running BayFM show, Belly, on Tuesday mornings from 9 till 11am’.

Ms Kent says, ‘Sista Radio is looking for participants to be part of a team that will work together under the guidance and mentorship of Rasela, to provide a weekly one hour radio show. It will be created, produced and presented by, and contain topics and issues associated with, women.’ To get involved email [email protected] or contact BayFM during office hours on 6680 7999.


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Marching in with a bang!

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Bangalow Film Festival starts next week!

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Tintenbar-East Ballina face tough test to make LJ Hooker cricket finals

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