Lismore Laughs Lismore’s new annual comedy festival Lismore Laughs returns this weekend with three great shows. Friday see the star of The Weekly and host of Hard Quiz, Tom Gleeson present his show Cheer Up and Saturday at lunchtime the... Read More →
Domini Forster is fast establishing herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk. The singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is currently preparing to release her debut album. Hovering deftly in the breathless spaces between light and dark, Raven is... Read More →
In 1999 Beth Hart rose to fame with the release of her single LA Song from her second album Screamin’ for my Supper. It’s all about the music for this sultry woman of song. What is the one song that... Read More →
With the identical ginger twins in the rhythm section, the relationship between the vocalist (Jess Beck) and the ‘other guy’ on guitar, Pirra is something of an unorthodox family band. They began back in 2008 honing their skills looking for... Read More →
Funding commitments for Byron Shire Council that have been ignored by the state government are causing ‘reputational damage,’ according to the council’s general manager Ken Gainger.
Up to $95,000 will be invested into far north coast events through the NSW government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund, while funding to support the region’s ailing infrastructure has been promised ‘at a later stage.’
Byron Shire Council staff have admitted that more than 100 trees have been removed and a similar number pruned in stage one of a program designed to 'provide safe aircraft approaches for take-off and landing' around the Tyagarah Airfield.
Requiring affordable housing in all new developments, encouraging secondary dwellings and setting aside land for caravan parks and manufactured homes are three new controls Byron Shire Council planning to implement as part of its new residential strategy.
Following his recent relocation from Melbourne to Mullumbimby, Australia’s King of Reggae Soundsystem, Derek Marr, brings us the unique Heartical Hi-Powa. Heartical Hi-Powa was the original dub reggae soundsystem in Australia, founded and hand-built in 2002. Now based in Mullumbimby,... Read More →
Local pro surfers have been busy with a heap of events along the east coast of Australia for the start of the WSL year.
The Mullumbimby Bowling Club was defeated by Kingscliff at the final of the District Fours played at Cudgen on last Sunday.
The Shores United Brown Snakes claimed a great a comeback win to put their stamp on the Shire’s newest sport’s field on Shara Boulevard in Ocean Shores two weeks ago.
Byron athlete Matt Slee battled more than 500 other competitors, high temperatures and extreme humidity for more than four hours to win the Tweed Coast Enduro triathlon at Pottsville the weekend before last.
The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club is hosting a free MiniRoos Coaching certificate training course at Pine Avenue, Mullumbimby, this Saturday, March 11.
Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club hosted the annual Masters Surf Life Saving Competition in late February and finished in second place.
Byron Community Primary School swimmers Skye Pockley and Josie Nagel have been invited to compete in Sydney later this month after strong performances at the North Coast Independent Schools swimming carnival held in Lismore last week.
A pair of scissors could save the world. Well, not normal scissors. Gene scissors. Of course these aren’t actual scissors, you can’t Steiner your way through a felt collage with these, these are for scientists into bio-craft. These are CRISPR... Read More →
Byron Bay Boutique Picnics has recently re-launched, after a hiatus of a year. Suffolk Park local Nicole Greenwood is not only an excellent cook and owns a superb range of picnic accessories; she is a lover of picnics.
Government subsidies, exploitive labour practices, and costs to land are the reason conventional food is too cheap, and organic food relatively expensive, according to the US Cornucopia Institute, a tax-exempt public-interest group.
Yes! The one time you might be able to make your children eat broccoli for breakfast is this Sunday, because ‘breakfast dessert’ (my children tell me that all the other kids at school get this) can be an ice-cream feast that helps homeless people.
Rickie Lee Jones has a career that spans five decades. This two-time Grammy winner came to worldwide attention with Chuck E’s in Love and she’s been wooing us ever since. Here’s the download from the Duchess of Coolsville. Tell us... Read More →
A revered director, afforded a big budget, takes on a subject of profound significance – it promised so much. Being a non-religious person, I was not so keen, and, as one who has been more frequently underwhelmed than not by... Read More →
This Sunday the Lismore Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with NORPA Big Think host a regional high tea featuring actor Geena Davis in a live stream from the Sydney Opera House All About Women Festival. The Echo spoke to Regional High Tea... Read More →
When it comes to standup comedy Tom Gleeson is at the top of his game. The star of The Weekly and host of Hard Quiz keeps his stagecraft well honed by performing at every major comedy festival in the world.... Read More →
Nudge Nudge for Women The Nudge Nudge event this month for March at the Billinudgel Hotel features a great lineup of northern rivers-based talent, including our resident DJs Lord Sut and Dale Stephen, plus disco godfather Stephen Allkins and beloved... Read More →