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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Cartoon of the week – 19 January, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

December 2, 2014

Issue 29.25

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In this Issue:

Lack of funds hampers Byron Bay NYE plans

While preparations for this year’s Soul Street New Year's Eve event in Byron Bay are well underway, there is still more engagement needed from the business community, says Byron United president Michael O’Grady.


You’re not you

It wasn’t that long ago that everybody was posting on Facebook vids of themselves being dowsed by a bucket of iced water. It was to raise money for research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), an incurable degenerative disease.



John Ford once advised – just keep the camera focused on the actors’ eyes. Never was that edict put to better practice than in Dan Gilroy’s dark and disturbing Nightcrawler.


All you need is Soja

In time for Bluesfest, SOJA will be releasing their fifth studio album featuring the single I Believe, co-written by and featuring Michael Franti.


On a Bender with Kaiyote

Sonic Architects National Conference is touring 
the nation taking four of Australia’s most exciting acts on the road, together!


North Coast rookies back to school

Before they are let loose on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the lifeguard class of 2014 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.


Music to inspire

Learning harmonica at age eleven, music quickly became Trevor Hall’s most intimate companion, guide and creative outlet as he began to write his own songs and perform.


Byron businesses scoop NSW Tourism Awards

The Byron Beach Cafe has received the Best Tourism Restaurant and Catering Service award at the annual NSW Tourism Awards, held last Thursday in Sydney.


Same street; choices streets apart

I was driving through laid-back Lennox Head recently and thought I’d take a detour to a pristine stretch of sandy beach.


Byron steam-weeding contractor under pressure

A current chemical-free steam weeding trial around Byron Shire Council-run parks has come under pressure after comments by a senior council staffer.


Mullumbimby and Byron hospitals to close

It’s been confirmed that both the Mullumbimby and Byron district hospitals will permanently close once the Byron Central Hospital opens in 2016.


Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.