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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

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Circus show comes with unique local curries 

If you liked the bloodred moon, you’re going to love the Eclipse circus show at the beautiful Circus Arts...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

Morning Tea

Susan Tsicalas, President, BVCAG The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group (BVCAG) recently held a raffle, a couple of bucket shakes and...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

June 17, 2014

Issue 29.01

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In this Issue:

The Music of Josh Pyke

Josh Pyke is one of the country’s most successful musicians, a unique singer/songwriter with a poet’s penchant for a turn of phrase.


The Trip To Italy

If you loved The Trip (2010), in which director Michael Winterbottom followed Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, playing themselves, on a restaurant-hopping tour of England, you can rest easy knowing that this re-run of the format has arrived as a welcome relief.


Disappointing trip south for Byron

Byron Bay rugby’s season-defining road trip to Grafton was a major disappointment. The scoreline read 30–0 but in truth the Bay simply failed to turn up.


Berner For You

He’s dark. He’s twisted. He is piss-funny. Peter Berner lets rip with his signature sardonic snarl, as he gives the finger to the world at Comedy Capers at Cabarita Beach Sports and Bowls Club this Saturday.


An emphasis on dominance

The Park Hotel Rams emphasised their dominance of this year’s FFNC Championships with a comfortable win over Lismore last Saturday.


Entertainment Roundup

A true OzRock icon and distinguished member of the ARIA Hall of Fame, Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring performers, and just one of the great acts playing over the weekend in the northern rivers.


Edge Of Tomorrow

There is something increasingly disturbing, creepy even, about Tom Cruise. As his blockbuster career bludgeons its way ever deeper into the nether regions of febrile male fantasy, you can’t help but think that the brain of the bubble-boy hero has gone with it.


Refugee Week Film Screening

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.


The Tender Thorne

She’s been lauded for her unique voice, her poetic lyricism and her tender-to-gutsy guitar. Lucie Thorne spoke with The Echo on the eve of her Mullumbimby show.


Mungo’s Crossword N023

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Devils tame Cougars in top-of-table thriller

After faltering against Marist Brothers at their last venture, Byron Bay was host to the Casino Cougars on Sunday in a clash that was bound to be a make-or-break one for the home side’s push to be a serious NRRRL title contender.


Celebrating local businesses

Last Friday, the winners of the 2014 Northern Rivers Business Awards were announced at a Byron at Byron gala event. Nine awards were presented by the NSW Business Chamber, with winners from around the entire region.


NBN tower opposed in Rosebank

Rosebank residents are opposing a NBN wireless tower – planned for later in the year – with resident Steven Davies claiming that a survey so far has over 140 locals saying ‘no’ to the tower and only five in favour.


Children tested after playing with ‘junkie needles’

A trio of youngsters who found a bunch of used syringes in a public toilet in Mullumbimby last week will have to wait an agonising six months to see if they have been infected through needle punctures acquired while playing with them.


Byron Council to oppose Aldi liquor licence

A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.


Get your Stoke on with Tim Stokes

Byron Bay based singer-songwriter Tim Stokes performs his fusion of groove based acoustic blues and folk with The Band at the Rails Saturday.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...