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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing...

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

Lismore residents alarmed by subdivision DA adjoining Wilson Nature Reserve

A proposal for twelve new lots in the buffer zone between Wilson Nature Reserve and existing houses on City View Drive, East Lismore, has local residents worried.

January 14, 2014

Issue 28.31

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In this Issue:

Psych-rock-punk is GrimSkunk

GrimSkunk, one of Canada’s most enduring and hard-working independent psych-rock-punk bands, is back with their new album Set Fire.


Oh the Stories Clouds Tell

Clunes sculptor and painter Geoffrey Cotton has turned cloud watching into an art form. His exhibition of sculptures and paintings Stories Clouds Tell is on display at Tweed Regional Gallery from this Friday until March 30.


Community Honey

This Saturday at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Centre Wild Honey present their Community Day: a taster plate of workshops for kids and adults, beginners and experienced dancers alike


The Book Thief

We are ushered from the clouds into a provincial town in pre-War Germany by the confidential, oddly comforting narration of omniscient Death.


Saving Mr. Banks

At its priceless best, art – even in the form of a mainstream movie from despised Hollywood – may provide a cathartic experience for the recipient


Cavo and Pigeon Boy

Dave (Cavo) Cavanagh's’ talents lie in accomplished entertainer playing acoustic guitar and harmonica. Starting at an early age he has crafted his talents playing solo, duos and bands across multiple genres of music throughout Australia.


Raising the Roof on gospel

Raise the Roof, the gospel choir with the mostest, is back on again for the year with three sessions every week, welcoming new singers, old singers, shy singers, bold singers, only-ever-before-in-the-shower singers, and YOU!


Anaid duo in Ballina

Diana kick-started her career with I Go Off. The follow-up I Don’t Think I’m Pregnant presented more rave reviews as the music of a ‘different kind of girl power’ (Music Network) flooded the airwaves.


Charlie goes To Frankie’s

A finalist in the 2012 MusicOz singer/songwriter awards Keller admits to being heavily influenced by the two great Pauls of contemporary music: Simon and Kelly


Shaking it up at the Sheoak

Jesse Morris – the true-blue, acoustic roots and reggae troubadour – returns to Australia after a solo year’s tour in 2013 across five countries and a soul-searching pilgrimage through Cambodian jungles, Himalayan mountains and Far Eastern shores.


Cool Italian summer wines – Prosecco and Sangiovese Barbera

Laurie from the Court House Hotel in Mullumbimby says that his biggest-selling sparkling wine at the moment is the Tobacco Road Prosecco and his biggest-selling red wine is the Sangiovese Barbera.


Support program offered for drug users’ families

How do you keep loving, caring for and supporting someone when all they seem to care about is using? Nothing can ever prepare family members for this journey.


Use rail line for Byron bypass: residents

Butler Street residents are outraged that private enterprise and the state government intend to route Byron’s bypass along an historic residential precinct.


All aboard the Byron Night Rider bus

Out in Byron Bay on Friday and Saturday nights? The popular Byron Night Rider late-night shuttle bus operates every Friday and Saturday nights between Suffolk and Sunrise.


Col recalls a piece of Bangalow history

Bangalow's Station Street is something of a time capsule. Longtime resident Col Draper fears that may be all about to change – and not for the better.


Italian at the Pacific

Italian at the Pacific is a relaxed and stylish, contemporary Italian restaurant situated right next to the Beach Hotel at the top of Jonson Street.


Leaving their Imprint

Fresh from their debut European/UK tour, Melbourne-based neo-gypsy duo The Imprints have had an amazing year. Performing at festivals including Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe, Beat Herder and Small World.


‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.