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May 12, 2021

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Create the opportunity for everyone to follow their dreams

Local dance group Sprung!! is an integrated dance theatre that has built a community program that creates space for...

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

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Mungo’s Crossword N022

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Melbourne Ballet Company creates Infinite Space

The Melbourne Ballet company will be performing its acclaimed production Infinite Space at the Byron Community Centre on Friday and Sunday.


Entertainment Roundup June 12

What better way to enjoy the weekend by going a little Mental – starting as a bunch of students who put a band together to fill in time at art school in Sydney in the mid 1970s, decades later they are still rockin' and you can see them on Saturday at Ballina RSL.


Olive to turn 100 in Mullumbimby

One of the most amazing people in Byron Shire is soon-to-be-centenarian Olive Spedding. Olive, who will click over into triple digits on June 16, is truly incredible for someone of any age.


Is that A Crow in Your Pocket?

Sarah Calderwood and Paul Brandon perform their own material but have been known to occasionally wander off the path and venture a version of someone else’s song.


Grace Of Monaco

Almost universally panned, it struck me that Olivier Dahan’s homage to Grace Kelly could not possibly be as bad as its notices suggested. I don’t think it is quite the pits.


A night with The Audreys

Ever since they first started doing their thing with 80s pop tunes, The Audreys have been making a name for themselves with their kooky, left-of-centre approach.


Whale watching off to glorious start

With the official start of the whale watching season at Cape Byron Lighthouse on June 1, the annual Whale Day was held in the lighthouse precinct with glorious weather and whales a-splashing.


Mayor again bids to stall govt’s West Byron decision

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is hoping fellow councillors will support him in a bid to ask the state government to defer a decision on the controversial West Byron development even though a similar motion last month failed to pass.


Council honours locals on World Environment Day

The United Nations’ World Environment Day was held last Thursday across the globe. The event is intended to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.