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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

September 24, 2013

Issue 28.16

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In this Issue:

Book Review: Heart of Danger

Eliot Schrefer has published many books during his career as an author. Eliot Schrefer specialises in young adult novels and has two adult novels as well. Heart of Danger is now one of my favourite books of all time; I loved the book from start to finish.


A Game Of Thrones

The book that launched a thousand TV episodes – or so it seems – A Game Of Thrones is the starting point for Martin’s epic fantasy world which so far has filled five books, with two more on the bleak and snowy horizon.


When Busby Met Marou

In the couple of years since the release of their debut self-titled album, Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou have travelled the far four corners of the globe making friends. They’re on the road again and will celebrate the October 4 release of their new album Farewell Fitzroy by playing at Boomerang Festival.


Songbirds of Mullum Music Festival

Festivals create important meeting places for a community of artists to collaborate, and in some cases create performances that may never have happened if they were just touring or playing their regular live set. This year Emily Lubitz has something very special in store for festival goers, a showcase of amazing women artists called Songbirds of the 1970s.


Mobile library service retained

Byron Shire Council agreed to retain the mobile library at it’s meeting last Thursday, despite staff recommendations to axe the service as part of cost-saving measures of $65,500.


Byron cracks down on parking

Two new parking inspectors have been employed by Byron Shire Council to ramp up parking compliance, with fines likely to affect motorists.


Byron’s ambitious NYE plans

This year activities will be concentrated around Railway Park instead of Apex Park, with road closures in Jonson Street. The festivities will conclude by 10pm although a later event is planned at the Youth Activity Centre


NSW government takes on the plant kingdom

In its attempts to nail down the sale of any substance containing ‘psychoactive’ elements, the NSW government passed new legislation through the Upper House last week without a hitch, and with only a few murmurs of dissent.


Byron Rams win football final

The Byron Bay Football Club took home the trophy on Saturday night after winning the Men's Premier League Grand Final at Oakes Oval against the Lismore Thistles 2–1.


Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...