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June 23, 2021

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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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Interview with Tania de Jong, one of the founding members of Mind Medicine

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Elders call out pro-Dunoon Dam campaign sign as racist

Widjabul Wia-bal elders have called out a sign depicting sail boats and titled 'Widjabal Sailing Club’ that has appeared in Dunoon village recently as part of the pro-Dunoon Dam campaign as racist.

Local rice at Farmers Markets

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Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Vaccine passports

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

Brisbane’s COVID-19 community case update – Alpha variant confirmed

Queensland Health says that genome sequencing results have confirmed the Brisbane COVID-19 case reported on Sunday (20 June) is the Alpha variant.

St-Finbarrs-FairHeaderJoin us for a magical, meaningful and memorable day

angelsSt Finbarr’s Catholic Primary School presents their 26th Annual Christmas Fair on Sat 6 December 10am – 3pm.
Byron’s Biggest Backyard Community Christmas Party!

Finnies’ fine food festival

Finnies’ Fine Food Festival is back showcasing tasting plates from The Cyprus Tree, Fishheads and Earth ‘n’ Sea including pasta and a seafood barbecue.  What’s a backyard Christmas party without Dad’s barbecue including snags in bread, vegie burgers with salad and hommus, and chicken skewers.

And chill out with a Bun coffee and an In the Pink ice-cream!

Backyard kids’ activities  - bring your swimmers!

Kids won’t know what do first!  This year we have introduced a 14-metre waterslide and Unicorn Rides (pony rides) and brought back, by popular demand, the High Flyer Swing Chairs, Slip ‘n’ Slide, Kiddies Jumping Castle, Mechanical Surfboard, the Baby Animal Nursery and Laser Tag!

Old skool - new skool sideshow alley

Face-painting, FLASH and Stay at Home Gypsy TATTOOS, Angel wings photo-booth, Willie Wonka Lolly Shoppe, Fairy Floss, Soccer Shoot Out, Dunk a Spunk, Choc Lotto, Hook a Duck, Lucky Lollipops.

Live auction 

Up for auction we have: A signed ball from the Argentina and Wallabies game donated by John Amsden; silver pendant from The Jewellers Workshop; San Marco Frida Khalo sterling silver pendant from Cool Coconut; ASTRO Californian Nose-rider longboard donated by Life Risk Management; 2 x 4 day passes to Falls Festival, Byron Bay; Spell and the Gypsy Collective Kimono; Christmas wreath by florist, Nik White; Beaumont’s Beach-house Accommodation; Humpback whale migration framed print donated by Byron Dive and Byron Raw Sugar.

Mini Christmas market

Christmas bake stall, vintage clothing, plants and books, Made by Finnies’ craft stall, home-made lemonade stand and a Chillax area for the littlies and their big people.

Famous Finnies’ chocolate wheel

One-in-64 chance of winning a prize! More if you buy more tickets. Prizes include overnight accommodation at Byron at Byron Resort, two nights at Break-free Eco Beach Resort, Writer’s Festival tickets, massage from Karen Poole, $250 voucher from Crystal Castle, Spell and the Gypsy Collective candles and much more…

Early bird wristbands can be booked online: trybooking.com/GKBE


For full program and auction prizes facebook.com/stfinbarrsprimaryschoolchristmasfair
Don’t miss, the FREE Live Music on the Main Stage:

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS - Correct at time of Printing

program-pics10am - Opening Ceremony & Welcome Christmas Carols
Student performances

11am - Irish Dance Performance

11.20am - The BIG Bubble show

11.30 - Finnies' Idol Performers

12pm - The Daisy Chains Acoustic Duo


1pm - Chocolate Wheel

1.15pm - Finnies Drummers, Jai Ho Dancers, and SANTA


2pm - Chocolate Wheel

2.15pm - El Scorcho Rock Band

3pm - GOLD Chocolate Wheel spin

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.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...