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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Other News

Taking it to the cleaners – workers speak 

It’s the type of text message exchange that Byron cleaning business owners like Cristina Arcila are becoming all too familiar with.

Vaxx info – get it right

Eve Sinton, Main Arm I have a concern about the ‘Byron rally highlights govcorp tyranny’ story last week. Now the Mullumbimby hairdresser...


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...


Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

June 3, 2014

Issue 28.51

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In this Issue:

All Aboard the Graveyard Train

In a few short years Graveyard Train have morphed from a bunch of mates getting drunk and playing small dive bars to a band trying to maintain some semblance of professionalism.


Dancing to RüFüS

Back in 2010 three Sydney boys created an indie dance band. Just four years later the boys have gone from strength to strength with a swag of ARIA nominations.


Snap rally to ‘Bust the Budget’ for Byron Bay

North coast residents are being urged to take part in a snap rally to protest the impact of the federal budget on the community at Byron Youth Centre on Sunday from 1pm.


Rams’ match of the season

Story & photos Dog Whistle Billed as the ‘Match of the Season’, Sunday’s clash between top-of-the-table rivals, Byron Bay and Lismore Thistles was no disappointment. The reserve grade teams were fairly evenly matched, with Byron looking the stronger early in the...


Gliding with Grace

One of Australia’s most successful recording bands from the 1980s, Eurogliders, are reuniting for a run of special shows throughout 2014.


Funny Funny

At the Court House in Mullumbimby open mic…this month features Mandy Nolan as the regular MC. Nolan always has something to say that is sure to fire up the crowd.



The opening sequence in writer/director Craig Monahan’s unheralded gem Healing, of an eagle in pursuit of a hawk, is breathtakingly fast and tense.



Maleficent might be described as Disney’s very contemporary prequel to the studio’s famous animated version of Sleeping Beauty (1959), only with an unexpected but touching twist when Aurora is aroused from her slumber.


Depleted Red Devils staved off by Papists

Sunday’s 16–14 loss to Marist Brothers in round eight of the NRRRL might ironically have provided Byron Bay with more positives than you’d normally expect from a defeat.


The Shand cricket series rides again

With much of the world in turmoil and the local political landscape a bleak and pitiless picture it is strangely comforting to know that a winter’s worth of Sundays are about to be frittered away in a most unproductive manner


Mullum gets the Big Picture

The community got together on Saturday for the Big Picture Show, an inspiring event aimed at making plans for the future of Mullumbimby.


Fins Restaurant

The ‘secret ingredient’ that makes some chefs a ‘hit’ was in focus at Fins Restaurant last week.


Mungo’s Crossword N021

To fill out this crossword online a you need a browser or PDF viewer that is able to fill out PDF forms. If it doesn’t work in your browser try downloading it and viewing in Adobe Reader or Acrobat...


Reconciliation Week 2014

Held every year between May 27 and June 3, Reconciliation Week marks the anniversaries of two very important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders anniversaries.


Sydney developer buys into West Byron

Prominent Sydney CBD property developer Terry Agnew has bought a sizeable portion of the West Byron project, prompting claims by the residents that the ‘locally-owned’ aspect of the development now has little relevance.


Big weekend for Byron Shire union

In a local derby blockbuster, all three of the shire’s union teams descended on the rec grounds in Byron Bay for a rainy day event on Saturday.


Tony works through the five stages of grief

The one certain thing about Tony Abbott’s first budget is that it has produced a lot of unhappiness, and not only among his political opponents, writes Mungo MacCallum.


Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.