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June 24, 2021

Jeff Dawson

I’ve been Jeff Dawson for more than 60 years, it’s probably too late to do anything about that now. I’ve surfed most of my life away. I’m been blessed to have a beautiful partner, good friends, a caring family, good health and an appreciation of irony. I harbour a healthy respect for the rules of anarchy. I disrespect Woolworths. Being a part of The Byron Shire Echo is a source of much inspiration, pride, purpose, love, joy and creativity.

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Inflatable fun at Byron’s Cavanbah Centre

The Hultgren family Christmas party featured identical twins (owing to Photoshop misuse) at their large inflatable obstacle course.

Together apart for the ANZACs

Dozens of people gathered observing social distancing at the Brunswick Gates of Remembrance where the broadcast from the Canberra War Memorial service was played this morning.

Cyclists get nude for safety’s sake

Fine weather on Sunday saw 180 odd people don their Birthday Suits for a spin around Byron on Sunday.

Splendid weather for a weekend festival

Wonderfully warm days and super cool nights, the bigger Splendour was enthusiastically embraced by most of the grandchild aged revellers I met

When the mob takes to the streets

The NAIDOC Family Cultural Day was held in Byron Bay yesterday, the streets were full of black, red and yellow t-shirts, flags and banners and people of every colour of the rainbow.

Rock ‘n’ Roll for Cooly weekend

This year's Cooly Rocks On proved to be Australia’s coolest celebration of everything there is to love about the 50s, 60s and 70s, held on the Gold Coast.

Weekend of fun for Mardi Grass cannabis law reform protesters

After a dramatic lead-up to the weekend's annual Nimbin Mardi Grass involving an all day raid on the HEMP Embassy.

Ferreira’s a Quiky Pro on the Goldy

Brazilian, Italo Ferreira, took out the World Surfing League's first leg of the world championship competition.

Striking while the year is new

Dr Eeka King teaches an integrative sound healing modality that combines the science of sound, Chinese medicine, medical astrology and sacred geometry.

Carols bring community together

Byron Bay and Mullumbimby both held their carols events over the weekend. 'Santa' Jeff Dawson paid them a visit.

Halloween riot of colour in Bruns

Brunswick Heads Public School celebrated its fifth annual ‘Fairtastic’ night of Halloween fun on Saturday afternoon and evening. Check out the photos.

Pete’s roadside assistance recognised

Pete Watson has just been awarded NRMA Road Service Patrol Person of the Year for the northern region. Tony Carsburg was also recognised for having the Mullum NRMA service centre for 42 years.

A pampered pooch parade

The 16th Federal Park Party was held on Saturday, featuring a silent disco, busking comp, games, fabulous food and, of course, lots and lots of doggies.

Back to Brunswick hot rod show shines again

This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run, in memory of Pete Chapouris.

Mullum2Bruns attracts 1200 happy paddlers

Despite a few spots of rain, the 2018 Mullum2Bruns Paddle attracted a crowd, both in the river and on the bank, with some 1206 paddlers participating complete including several dragon boats.

It’s all downhill (again) for Bangalow Billycart Derby

The sun shone, the carts careened down the hill, with thrills, spills and family fun aplenty. Despite a last-minute shout-out for extra cash to fund the barricades keeping the crowd safe, the derby rolled merrily on.

Ocean swim goes off with a splash

The weather was kind to organisers and entrants alike of the 32nd annual Winter Whales’ Byron Bay Ocean Swim, which took place on Saturday from Wategos to Main Beach.

V-Day goes off with a splash

At 7am on Valentines Day, some 223 people, mainly female, got their red on for the annual V-Day flash mob on Byron Bay’s Main Beach. 

Mullumbimby’s streets are alive with the sounds of music.

Yes, it's dancing in the streets. It's dancing in the halls, in the pubs, the clubs and even the school. Even if you aren't in...

Music in the valley

Main Arm Valley is a vibrant emerald green and echoing the sound of music. View our photo gallery

Writers Share

Writers; celebrate, reminisce, remonstrate, illuminate, demystify, enthrall, enrage and educate at this years Byron Bay Writers Festival. Beautiful weather, fabulous site, challenging ideas, animated discussions,...

Inflatable fun at Byron’s Cavanbah Centre

The Hultgren family Christmas party featured identical twins (owing to Photoshop misuse) at their large inflatable obstacle course.

Together apart for the ANZACs

Dozens of people gathered observing social distancing at the Brunswick Gates of Remembrance where the broadcast from the Canberra War Memorial service was played this morning.

Cyclists get nude for safety’s sake

Fine weather on Sunday saw 180 odd people don their Birthday Suits for a spin around Byron on Sunday.

Splendid weather for a weekend festival

Wonderfully warm days and super cool nights, the bigger Splendour was enthusiastically embraced by most of the grandchild aged revellers I met

When the mob takes to the streets

The NAIDOC Family Cultural Day was held in Byron Bay yesterday, the streets were full of black, red and yellow t-shirts, flags and banners and people of every colour of the rainbow.

Rock ‘n’ Roll for Cooly weekend

This year's Cooly Rocks On proved to be Australia’s coolest celebration of everything there is to love about the 50s, 60s and 70s, held on the Gold Coast.

Weekend of fun for Mardi Grass cannabis law reform protesters

After a dramatic lead-up to the weekend's annual Nimbin Mardi Grass involving an all day raid on the HEMP Embassy.

Ferreira’s a Quiky Pro on the Goldy

Brazilian, Italo Ferreira, took out the World Surfing League's first leg of the world championship competition.

Striking while the year is new

Dr Eeka King teaches an integrative sound healing modality that combines the science of sound, Chinese medicine, medical astrology and sacred geometry.

Carols bring community together

Byron Bay and Mullumbimby both held their carols events over the weekend. 'Santa' Jeff Dawson paid them a visit.

Halloween riot of colour in Bruns

Brunswick Heads Public School celebrated its fifth annual ‘Fairtastic’ night of Halloween fun on Saturday afternoon and evening. Check out the photos.

Pete’s roadside assistance recognised

Pete Watson has just been awarded NRMA Road Service Patrol Person of the Year for the northern region. Tony Carsburg was also recognised for having the Mullum NRMA service centre for 42 years.

A pampered pooch parade

The 16th Federal Park Party was held on Saturday, featuring a silent disco, busking comp, games, fabulous food and, of course, lots and lots of doggies.

Back to Brunswick hot rod show shines again

This year marked the tenth anniversary of the Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run, in memory of Pete Chapouris.

Mullum2Bruns attracts 1200 happy paddlers

Despite a few spots of rain, the 2018 Mullum2Bruns Paddle attracted a crowd, both in the river and on the bank, with some 1206 paddlers participating complete including several dragon boats.

It’s all downhill (again) for Bangalow Billycart Derby

The sun shone, the carts careened down the hill, with thrills, spills and family fun aplenty. Despite a last-minute shout-out for extra cash to fund the barricades keeping the crowd safe, the derby rolled merrily on.

Ocean swim goes off with a splash

The weather was kind to organisers and entrants alike of the 32nd annual Winter Whales’ Byron Bay Ocean Swim, which took place on Saturday from Wategos to Main Beach.

V-Day goes off with a splash

At 7am on Valentines Day, some 223 people, mainly female, got their red on for the annual V-Day flash mob on Byron Bay’s Main Beach. 

Mullumbimby’s streets are alive with the sounds of music.

Yes, it's dancing in the streets. It's dancing in the halls, in the pubs, the clubs and even the school. Even if you aren't in...

Music in the valley

Main Arm Valley is a vibrant emerald green and echoing the sound of music. View our photo gallery

Writers Share

Writers; celebrate, reminisce, remonstrate, illuminate, demystify, enthrall, enrage and educate at this years Byron Bay Writers Festival. Beautiful weather, fabulous site, challenging ideas, animated discussions,...
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