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Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Other News

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.

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'.

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

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.

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.

From border to border – an ocean pools odyssey

Three women on a mission plan to ride their eBikes along the NSW Coast from the Victorian border to the Queensland border and visit ocean pools on the way in a quest to raise money for three deserving charities.

January 21, 2015

Issue 29.32

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In this Issue:

A Few Rums with Friends

The Rumjacks are five musical misfits from the cobbled streets of old Sydney town, and these celtic punk-rockers are coming to Bluesfest for the first time!


Dig those truffles

Portia Tresselt was originally from California, grew up in Asia and Europe, graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Business and Linguistics and now lives in Lennox Head with her family.


Byron business chamber supports road-widening plan

Plans by Byron Shire Council to create a permanent second lane along Shirley and Lawson Streets heading into Byron Bay have been cautiously welcomed by the town’s chamber of commerce, Byron United.


The long and short of it

This weekend sees Australia’s only Academy-accredited and BAFTA-recognised short-film festival come to Bangalow A&I Hall as the first stop on its national tour. Festival director Bronwyn Kidd talks about the event 24 years on.


Bison blitz it in Bangalow

Last weekend, a herd of visiting American bison spent three days roaming Bangalow Showground. It was an impressive sight for those unsuspecting residents – but what were these big fellas doing here?


Buses taking up the public transport slack: Page

Additional bus services are now in place on the north coast, according to the retiring Nationals MP for the state seat of Ballina, Don Page.


The gypsy music within

Ku Promotions present an evening of Catalonian and Gypsy music with Woodford favourites Baix Empordà. The Duo spoke with The Echo about their unique act.


Culture January 21

This week's Culture wrap begins with the first people – Be part of something extraordinary this Australia Day and share in the spirit of Saltwater Freshwater country with an event that celebrates our first-nation peoples this Australia Day at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.


Hanging at Sphinx Rock

I get a little excited when I arrive at a road stop. People milling around, legs lifting, people adopting pseudo yoga moves stretching it out.


Mowerman cuts into the horror of child sex abuse

To highlight the profoundly disturbing statistics on child violence and sexual assault, and to help protect and educate kids, a ‘mowerthon’ is currently underway across the country.


Young Max heads up Alice production

Working his way through the ranks, it’s onwards and upwards for a young Wilsons Creek musician who has just had his first opening night as a musical director of a theatrical production.


Byron Bay Country Champions

It may have been tight after the second day of competition, but defending champions Byron Bay have powered home to victory on Sunday, the final morning of the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.



The long wait for possibly the most previewed movie ever is at last over, and if Alejandro González Iñárritu’s masterpiece is sometimes weighed down by wordy gravitas, that should not in any way detract from its worth.


Paper Planes

Robert Connolly’s heartwarming movie opens with young Dylan (Ed Oxenbould) feeding a scrap of meat to a hawk in the WA outback. His passion is flight and the bird is his guiding totem


Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond

Taxi stolen at knifepoint in Tweed Heads

An investigation is underway after a taxi driver had his cab stolen at knifepoint at Tweed Heads.