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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Byron Farmers Market 

Return to Butler St Reserve hits a snag Byron Farmers Market moved from its home at Butler Street Reserve to...

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Independent councillor fact-checks housing supply in the Byron Shire

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey won approval from fellow councillors last week for a new reporting regime she says will offer clarification on dwellings approved in the shire.

Sweet n Sourdough

  Stop the press Mullumbimby! Sourdough donuts have arrived at the Mullum Farmers Markets, and boy will they get you...

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

October 15, 2013

Issue 28.19

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In this Issue:

Workshop to aid local inventors

A one-day workshop with big-name inventors, innovators and investors aims to tackle how to take the American high-tech company development process and make it work for Australia.


Byron Sevens are a blast

It wouldn’t be spring if sports teams didn’t have their end of season bash and it wouldn’t be Byron Bay if their were no Rugby Sevens.



If remembering where you were when they died counts for anything, Princess Di is up there with Elvis and John Lennon in my book – not that her achievements can compare.


Shaping up at the surf festival

Joel Fitzgerald – a master in his craft – is one of the dozen invited national and international shapers to display and demonstrate board designs during the Byron Bay Surf Festival from October 25 to 27.


New Writers’ Festival director

Edwina Johnson is welcomed as the new director of the Byron Bay Writers' Festival and the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre by chair Chris Hanley


Suffolk Telstra tower agreed upon

A ten-year dispute between Byron Shire Council and Telstra over a phone tower in Suffolk Park appears to have been finally resolved, with a local resident saying new report on the tower, ‘goes a long way to alleviating community concerns',


Sheehan Shines at Music Fest

If you haven’t experienced the percussive magic of Greg Sheehan then you have been living under a rock. He is an innovator who is regarded internationally as one of the best in his field.


Netball fever hits coast with NetFest

Netball fever is about to hit the Gold Coast, with over 200 teams from around Australia and New Zealand set to take on the third annual NetFest event from October 17-20. NetFest is the end of season event for netballers


The Young Experience

This Thursday a collective of highly talented local musicians, all who share a love and respect for the songwriting and huge musical catalogue of rock icon Neil Young, are coming together for a one-night-only concert at the Byron Theatre.


Mathew’s road to recovery through art

Just three weeks after heart surgery local photographic artist Mathew Wiggins is getting ready for his next exhibition, the IncREDible Art Show at Studio RED in Byron Bay.


Good news for Byron library services

It is now likely that all three Byron Shire library branches will continue operating as usual and the mobile library service stops previously under a cloud have all been preserved.


Move to create holiday let precinct

Byron Cr Duncan Dey has attempted to revive a 2009 move on holiday letting in the shire, anticipating the creation of precincts where the activity would be encouraged, or at least allowed.


Calls for more police, cap on liquor licences, better transport

A parliamentary committee hearing in Byron Bay yesterday looking into ways to reduce alcohol abuse by young people was told that more police, better lighting in the CBD, public transport and a cap on liquor licences would help stem the problem.


Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.