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February 28, 2021

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Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

March 18, 2014

Issue 28.40

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Skaters roll up for season opener

The Bay Rollers, Byron Bay’s own women’s roller derby team, is back on the track for 2015 and set to play the Coffs Coast Derby Dolls at home on March 28.


How to eat out healthily

Eating out at your favourite restaurant or cafe needn’t be unhealthy. If you’re watching your weight you may feel anxious that by eating out all your hard work will go down the drain.


Player Profile – Tom ‘Cruise’ McQueen

This week's profiled player is Tom McQueen who plays halfback for the Mullumbimby Giants.


Need for Speed

We all have our favourite types of movies, as well as those we dislike. For mine, the screaming engines and screeching tyres of the car flick are infinitely more tiresome than the gunfire and explosions.


Can I have Sumsum?

Lia Gery of Israel’s Sumsum spoke with seven about the upcoming show with Shakshuka in Mullumbimby this week.


The Monuments Men

Of the current crop, George Clooney is one of the very few actors who might comfortably carry the old epithet of matinee idol.


Byron Bay mega hostel gets go-ahead

Developer Steve Agnew has won a ten-year battle with Byron Shire Council to build a 316-bed hostel on the old council chambers site in Byron Bay.


Indigenous literacy gets a boost from writers fest

Over the past five years the Indigenous Literacy Fund has delivered over 100,000 books to more than 230 communities. Now it's set to get some extra help from the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.


Byron Rams into ANZAC semis

The Park Hotel Byron Bay Rams cemented their place in this year’s Anzac Cup Semi finals with a decisive 7-1 win over Goonellabah at Ewingsdale on Sunday.


Parissa at night

There is something sensually evocative about the voice of multi-award winning internationally renowned singer songwriter Parissa Bouas.


Vollies dig deep for koalas

Volunteers helped to plant 650 trees to restore koala habitat at Tyagarah near the old low-level railway bridge on the weekend with money raised at last year's Mullum Music Festival.


Volatile politics stall federal reform

The path towards ‘the new federalism’ is strewn with the corpses of prime ministers far more dedicated to the cause than Tony Abbott, writes Mungo MacCallum.


Player Profile – Alexandra Reeve

If you know a player or players from your club who would be a great subject for a Player Profile, email: onlinesport[at]echo.net.au.


‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...