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Food, drink and craft brewery ’in principle’ approval for Tweed South Industrial Estate

Industrial estate zoning was under question at Tweed Council's planning meeting on 4 August as councillors endorsed the development application (DA) for an ‘artisan food and drink industry including craft brewery, retail area and restaurant at Industry Drive Tweed Heads South. 

Other News

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter...

Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and...

April 15, 2014

Issue 28.44

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Foam

Foam at Lennox has now opened in the old Seven Mile Café site. A facelift has accentuated the beachside feel; you can view the ocean from their deck on the esplanade at Lennox

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Culture

Easter Trivia Looking for something to do in Mullum over Easter? Come to the Golf Club on Saturday night for the annual Easter Trivia Night. Hosted by Ellen Briggs with proceeds going to local golfer Liam Reynolds, get a team...

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How the Blues came to Byron

We speak to Keven and Karin Oxford about pioneering a regional music industry and just what it took to start one of the world’s leading festivals.

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Weekend Roundup April 17

Howie Howie Howie collects songs like some people collect antiques, the weirder the better - this three-man line-up will tickle your fancy and are just one of the great local line-ups for this weekend.

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Red Devils bring up century with pomp and power

Long before the arrival of surfers and hippies, backpackers and cafe lizards, Byron was a rugby league town and 2014 marks the centenary since the greatest game of all was established in the Bay.

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Stay safe in the surf these school holidays

NSW surf life savers and lifeguards have issued a strong warning to beachgoers and coastal holidaymakers to observe surf safety warnings during the autumn school holiday period which commenced last Saturday.

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Why I love Bluesfest

When an event runs for a quarter of a century you can guarantee that it becomes part of the fabric of a person’s story. Here are a few reminiscences from loyal blues fans.

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Byron union juniors back after 30 years

Byron Bay Rugby took another massive step forward as a club with the staging of its first junior rugby game in almost 30 years.

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Player Profile – Brett Hazlett

Brett Hazlett from the Mullumbimby Moonshiners is one of our profiled players this week

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Player Profile – Brittany McDonald

This week's Player Profile is Netballer Brittany McDondald from the Ocean Shores Netball Club

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It’s all in the Pi

Now in its 17th year the Starlight Wellbeing Expo has become the regional hub of natural therapies and wisdom sharing. Jain is an international lecturer on sacred geometry and vedic mathematics appearing at the festival this weekend.

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People get ready, Li’l Fi and gospel is comin’

Ll'l Fi is launching her new recording this week and The Echo's Mandy Nolan had a chat with her about what’s new

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Byron bypass idea flops under council confusion

A promising proposal to divert traffic past Byron Bay’s First Sun caravan park and past the swimming pool fell into a heap at Thursday’s meeting after some councillors appeared confused with what they were voting on.

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Warming up for Bangalow Music Festival

Chemistry, synchronicity, contrast and balance: the 14th Annual Bangalow Music Festival will be presenting first-class international and national musicians from August 14 to 17.

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The farmer and the mining giant

Sam Clift is a broadacre farmer, who grows wheat, barley and cotton. A Chinese mining company has moved into town and is buying up big around Gunnedah and Sam’s place is pretty much one of the last farms on their list of must-haves.

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Storylines – The Voice of the voiceless

My grandfather would often tell me a story. A story about a community. This community was self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-determining of their own lives.

Draft COMP caps Public Access at Lismore Council

A Draft Code of Meeting Practice (COMP) and Briefing Policy prepared by the Governance & Customer Service Manager was the subject of discussion at Lismore Council this week.

Olivia Newton-John and FernGully

Olivia Newton-John was active in many environmental issues in the Northern Rivers region. One in particular was the 12-year battle to save ‘Fern Gully’ in Coorabell from being dammed.

Planning Dept investigates Splendour festival site

The company which owns and manages North Byron Parklands is being investigated by the NSW Department of Planning over traffic safety breaches that occurred during last month’s Splendour in the Grass festival.