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Latest News

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.

Other News

Disrupt fossil fuels

Duncan Dey, Main Arm I disrupt coal in a few ways, including by living and working off-grid (solar panels and big...


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo...

MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

March 18, 2014

Issue 28.40

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Your Sustainable Community 2014

In this Issue:

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 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.