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First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Record breaking day of COVID deaths as Hillsong sings and dances the night away

As New South Wales breaks another COVID record with 29 lives lost in a single day, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet spoke to the media this morning with an update on the pandemic.

December 23, 2014

Issue 29.28

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In this Issue: NYE Liftout

In this Issue:

Falls for you

http://youtu.be/scnWbnr7ypo Well it’s official, although it’s just in it’s second year Byron Falls Festival has sold out. For those lucky enough to have the hottest tickets in town then it’s time to start planning your festival….and hey, if you are...


Gotta love a woman with Soul

NYE – Mouche Phillips is the creative director for Soul Street, Byron’s free New Year’s Eve party running in the parks and beachfront of Byron this year. Mouche talks with The Echo about what’s in store.


Welcome to the Hotel Caravãna

NYE – Riding the highs and lows of touring, Caravãna Sun, you could say, had a big 2014. They were just back from gruelling European tours, had a band member retire and replaced by the almighty Ken Allars, and the band are taking it all in their stride, finishing the year with a gig at the Hotel Brunswick.


A Very Funny New Years Eve

NYE – Finding out about Joel Ozborn!


The Hunt for New Year

NYE – Dubbed as ‘The Party’, the New Years Eve event at The Byron at Byron Resort features Lisa Hunt and her Forever Soul show performing under the stars.


Cashing in

NYE – Club Byron present a nostalgic way to reflect on the year that was with Cashville, a tribute to the late Johnny Cash.


Goons of Great Northern

NYE – A gig for people who like their music with a little edge. Here are some things you may not know about the GOD: The Goons of Doom are four childhood buddies from Sydney’s northern beaches who met on the very first day of schoo


John Campbell’s top 10 flicks for 2014

JC looks back over cinema releases for the past year


Brand blue day

Those who have followed Ruthie Foster’s eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk 
and gospel.


St Vincent

Coming from left field though it may be, and with everybody’s favourite type-cast anti-hero, Bill Murray, as its protagonist, Theodore Melfi’s churchy morality tale is as cheesy and every bit as predictable as Annie.



After her spellbinding performance in the uniquely beautiful Beasts Of The Southern Wild (2012), it was hard for many of us to imagine where Quvenzhané Wallis might turn up next.


I’m dreaming of some white Christmas

RECIPE: I’m dreaming of some White Christmas


Catering to 2015

Have you ever tried to cook more than two courses for more than four people? In this day and age it seems that everybody has an interest in food and cooking.


Fluoride dosing plant protests

The first in a series of major campaigns to halt the construction of four proposed dosing facilities in the northern rivers kicked off Monday morning in Clunes.


Byron loses youth training service

As a result of federal funding cuts, the Byron Youth Service is about to lose its valuable ‘Links to Learning’ program, which helps youth in the area re-engage in education or training.


Puppets to make a splash at Falls

Over the last five days, a group of local artists have been working with a team of volunteers to create murals, parade floats and large-scale puppets for the New Years festival to be held at Falls Festival.


Farewell to Wendy Lovejoy

Wendy Lovejoy, who was a member of the founding generation of Echo people, died peacefully at her home in Ocean Shores on Saturday.


1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were...

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.