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Scottie’s backhander

Keith Duncan, Pimlico What a thoroughly deserved backhander the UN Climate Summit gave to the marketing guy (PM Morrison), by not allowing him to waste...

Sand pipeline foolish

Janet Lavis, East Ballina I feel compelled to reply to Warwick Anderson’s suggestion to drill a pipeline from the cliff base of the Cape below the lighthouse...

Panels for dance collaborations are a Cack

The Alstonville Dance Studio has provided classes for disabled and death artists of all ages and abilities in dance, music drama and creative arts for over thirty years.

The not-so-grumpy Tim Stone, of Grumpy Grandma’s

Story & photo Kate O’Neill If you’ve been shopping at the local farmers’ markets for a while, you’ll remember Denyse Hodgson, aka, Grumpy Grandma; the...

Lennox Village Vision concept plan goes public

Draft concept designs for Lennox Head village centre have gone public today at Ballina Shire Council, and online.

OAM for conservationist Claire Oelrichs

In the Australia Day Honours list local environmentalist Claire (Catherine Marie-Claire) Oelrichs received the Order of Australia Medal for her contributions to conservation.

Pennies and Pounds

Before the introduction of decimal currency there was a well known saying: ‘if you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after the pounds’.

Forests across the state reopen after rains

Recent widespread rainfall and increased humidity have meant many coastal State forests from Sydney to the Queensland border are reopening today. Many of these State...

Locals artists hit back at the government’s plan to abolish department

Scout Wallen Northern rivers’ leaders in the arts and culture industry are calling on locals to form a coordinated action plan in response to the...

So you want to be a councillor/politician?

This document was written without fear or favour, by The Echo editor Hans Lovejoy for the politically curious who are considering a tilt at public...

Cinema: Judy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98t7aXRaA6w Judy is the story of legendary film actress and singer, Judy Garland. The movie is set when Judy (Renee Zellweger) arrives in London to...

Man dies in fatal crash near Nimbin

A man died in a single-vehicle crash near Nimbin yesterday.

Get your Christmas cheer on at Ballina’s free Christmas lunch

If you're feeling a little lonely this Christmas, or don't have the dollars for a turkey and the trimmings, you're invited to the free community Christmas lunch held in Ballina’s Presbyterian hall on Christmas day.

Marine litter collection tech for Bruns

This Saturday you can catch an outdoor screening of local filmmaker Damon Gameau’s recent film 2040 at the Yum Yum Tree in New Brighton.

Interview with Fiona O’Loughlin

Fiona O’laoghlin: Gap Year Byron Services Club  |  Saturday  |  8pm  | $30 They say that adversity makes the best comedy. Comedian Fiona O’Loughlin has a knack...

Beer Club

If you live around here, you can just turn up at the Stone & Wood premises in Byron to get their seasonal and limited...

Business activation workshop gives locals the chance to plant seeds for 2020

Paul Bibby Locals looking to get their business ideas off the ground are invited to attend the business idea activation workshop at the Sourdough Innovation...

Framing the guilty: Uluru deniers, banksters, Dutton’s spies

The Liberal bullies and the Murdoch-Costello press have jammed their frame around indigenous recognition, and it boils down to 'we will decide what you can have, and it’s probably going to be bugger-all'.

Thus Spake Mungo: Australia catches up to Greece… in a baaad way

At last, Scott Morrison’s torpid government realises it is in danger of being mugged by reality. After last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund, it is no longer feasible to pretend the Australian economy is in safe hands and can continue to muddle through without at least a modicum of intervention.

Enormous crowds arriving in Byron for climate march

Update 10.50am The head of the Climate March is now at the beachfront whilst the tail of the march is still on its way down...

Byron Community Centre helping seniors get connected

Local seniors wanting to get a better handle on their computers, iPads and smart phones are being offered free consultations with experienced digital tutors at the Byron Community Centre. 

Interview with Luke Player from the Pinheads

Pinheads in Byron Hotel Great Northern Byron  |  Saturday 31 August  |  9pm  |  Free Born out of friendship, bowling, sci-fi movie marathons, and literal brotherhood,...

Activist locks onto Adani drill rig to mark 40th anniversary of Terania Creek

A climate activist has marked the 40th anniversary of the Terania Creek blockade by locking herself onto a drill rig on the Adani Carmichael mine site.

Cartoon of the week – July 10

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of...

Interview with Joel Salem or was that Allen and Eric the dogs

Who doesn’t love dogs? Who doesn’t love talking dogs? Especially when they’re funny! Comedian, juggler extraordinaire, and international spiegeltent superstar Joel Salom has created a brand-new show: Talking Dogs. This family-friendly interactive show is an absolute must-see for the whole family! Seven had a chat with these two very chatty pups.

What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head like a beer or champers...

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.