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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Sale of St Oswald’s

To my utter disbelief the Grafton Diocese has decided it should sell the St Oswald’s church building and land....

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.

Which values are important?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

The nitty-gritty with the Lismore Mayoral candidates

Last month The Echo asked the Lismore Mayoral candidates 20 questions* about their thoughts, ideas and pizza, and as...

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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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Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and writer. I wrote about this...