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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Other News

Dam doesn’t give a damn about koalas

The proposed Dunoon Dam is still a possibility, though it has been voted against twice by the members of Rous County Council. Now information has emerged which presents another reason to shut down the threat of the dam once and for all.

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

October 29, 2013

Issue 28.21

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In this Issue:

Sculpture a highlight at Federal Park Party

The annual Federal Park Party is on Saturday November 2, and sees the return for the third time of ‘Sculpture by the Tree’, a one-day sculpture exhibition held in Federal Park.


Local cricket needs you

It's that time of year when we pull out our baggy hats and our summer whites for the cricket season. Cricket clubs across the north coast are looking toward hot summer days and a hit on the pitch and it's time to sign up now.


NORPA’s new work about Bundjalung country

NORPA is developing a new dance theatre work about Bundjalung country, Bundjalung Nghari: The Gathering. As part of the process, this week it's hosting a free community event.


Cinema Review – Lasseter’s Bones

You will be both surprised and absorbed by the Englishman Luke Walker’s apolitical quest to find the fabulous deposit of outback gold claimed to have been discovered by Harold Lasseter while he was lost in Central Australia.


Breast cancer survivors walk tall

The Byron Breast Cancer Support Group recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of its ‘Byron Breast Cancer Day and Minifield of Women’ event in Apex Park.


Mullumbimby tennis is the place for swingers

Who doesn’t love a good game of tennis? From the social to the pro and the pro-watcher, tennis is one of the country’s favourite sports. After a wet start to the year, things are about to expand at the Mullumbimby Tennis Club.


Letting the Catto out of the Bag

Described by Bono as a ‘genius filmmaker’ Jamie Catto is the co-founder of dance group Faithless and launched the Grammy-nominated 1 Giant Leap onto the world.


Aluka and Mullum Music’s big night

Opening Night at the Mullum Music Festival is Mullum’s premier night of nights. One of the jaw-dropping acts of the night is sure to be Aluka, a three-piece experimental vocal group.


Cinema Review – Captain Phillips

As the master of a supertanker sailing around the Horn of Africa, Captain Phillips is a pudgy, bespectacled and primarily concerned with getting his job done – which makes the crisis with which he must deal even more confronting.


Bottle shop DA ‘relinquished’

Car spaces within the rejected DA for Dan Murphy’s in Byron Bay have been relinquished and the developer will use them for two proposed licensed restaurants in the same location.


Alcohol-violence working group formed

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.


Bangalow residents ‘apalled’ by weir removal proposal

Recommendations by Byron Shire Council staff to remove the historic Bangalow Weir on Byron Creek have riled residents who say their wishes to restore it have been ignored.


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.