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March 8, 2021

Latest News

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Other News

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

Artist Sally Roe is exhibiting her artwork Jester at Mullumbimby’s smallest dallery in the Shire from 5 June till 3 July...


...the CUBE, which is located in the foyer of the Council building. Sally’s inspiration for the wily jester is the archetype of the fool at the beginning of the Major Arcana in the tarot; he is also the cunning, capricious Loki in Norse mythology.

Sally says, ‘Everything feels a little bit tricky at the moment and my plans have gone ridiculously skewiff. The fool doesn’t know where he’s going and he doesn’t care. He seems to trust that life will support him; I can relate to that. I’ve been based in Brunswick Heads for more than a year and find myself travelling from Brisbane to Byron. As a qualified art therapist and artist I passionately believe creativity is the catalyst for transformation.

Curator Deborah Gower says, ‘The art space affectionately known as the CUBE continues to attract a lot of attention from both locals and visitors to the Shire. Since its inception ten years ago the CUBE has featured a wide variety of local, national and internationally acclaimed artists. The depth and range of the artistic talent in Byron Shire is amazing and I am proud to be able to continue to exhibit the best our region has to offer.’

You can contact Sally at [email protected] FB Roeart, Ph 0423 615 000, and Deborah Gower, curator of the Cube: 0408 120 358; [email protected]; FB https://www.facebook.com/TheArtCube

BSA Winter Tasters

Byron School of Art’s popular Winter Tasters will be announced soon. There will be a great selection of 3-hour classes designed to give you a sample of what BSA has to offer with their short courses and weekend workshops. Visit the BSA website to join their mailing list for upcoming news on courses, workshops, tasters and exhibitions.



Give yourself five days dedicated to your visual arts practice and join the Tyalgum Art Retreat 5–9 July.

Choose from workshops in watercolour, mixed media, oil painting, portraiture, acrylic and more. Artable has selected six leading artists renowned for their teaching and success in the visual arts for you to choose from. Don’t miss out – there are only a couple of spots left in each workshop. All-inclusive package with all meals, accommodation, tuition and nightly art demonstrations and events.

Head to www.artable.com.au/workshops or call 0411 317 606 for more information.

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...