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Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

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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.

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.