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June 21, 2021

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Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

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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.

Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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April 15, 2014

Issue 28.44

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In this issue: Bluesfest liftout

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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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No SourDough$

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

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

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