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July 31, 2021

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Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Other News

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A vulnerable freedom

To live in a caring community might sometimes come at the cost of small individual liberties – like wearing a mask in the post office for ten minutes while you complete your transaction.

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

45 Sydney-Ballina travellers exposed to COVID-19

Forty-five travellers from Sydney are being urged to get tested for COVID-19 and continue self-isolation on the Northern Rivers after sharing a flight with a confirmed case.

December 31, 2013

Issue 28.29

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In this Issue:

Beach Kitchen

Byron’s iconic beachside destination has just announced the hire of renowned Australian chef Monty Koludrovic, of Masterchef: The Professionals and Ready Steady Cook for the impending summer season.


A Random Act of Melody

Sandhya Sanjana is a world-music performer who has worked with the likes of Alice Coltrane, Sushila Raman and Prem Joshua.


Book reviews: Echo drudges recommend

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins – A wondrous and magical tale with an exotic cast of charming characters... Tom Robbins does not fail to intrigue and delight with an epic story that disregards the laws of space and time.


The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

In The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller doubles as director and he seems initially to be more at ease in front of the camera.


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Will Ferrell is back as Ron Bergundy, the idiot newsreader, he is sacked from his regional TV presenter’s job and separated from his wife and little boy.


Austen Tayshus thinking

Not enough people have opinions about things. I know it’s just my opinion, but I get a bit tired of people who aren’t prepared to stick their neck out and say something challenging.


Mungo: right on politics, wrong on fluoride

Prof John W Travis, Byron Bay. He may know his politics, but he hasn’t looked closely at the science of fluoridated water. There is virtually no science behind it, and what there is doesn’t support the myth that fluoride is good for us.


Government contempt for public land

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. In the context of Ferry Reserve caravan park… development is proposed on land zoned E2 which at this stage prohibits caravan parks.


Lynch is the legend of Uncharted Waters

Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style.


Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part of the Rous County Council...

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The draft concept plan for John...

Byron businesses buckle down

The Greater Sydney lockdown has had a direct impact on local businesses who have seen a dramatic fall in customer numbers, particularly in Byron Bay.