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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

Other News

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

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

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

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...

February 18, 2015

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Film captures acid messiah’s life and final trip

Digby Hildreth Timothy Leary’s advocacy of LSD and other psychotropic substances led to his being labelled ‘the most dangerous man in America’ by Richard Nixon. A visionary and revolutionary of his times, by 1966 he had used chemicals to open the...

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Living next door to Bobby Alu

Back from a solo international tour schedule that would have lesser men freaking out, Bobby Alu has opted out of a summer and is releasing and touring his latest suite of songs, collectively entitled Bay Sessions.

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A northerly aspect

You’d need a couple of lifetimes to get to the end of the good things happening on the north coast.

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What sustains us

This new column comes about with requests to feature people and organisations involved in the networking and sustainable growth of conscientious businesses…

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Cafe culture by night

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up the Aquarius cafe, bar and restaurant in Lawson Street in Byron Bay.

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Music Roundup February 19

This week's Music Roundup heralds the return of our very own delicious diva Lisa Hunt – she says she is ready to party.

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Culture wrap up February 19

There is nothing like he experience of live theatre and this week's Culture wrap features the Ballina Players’ 'It’s a Wonderful Life' where 1940s radio plays were as popular as movies and their stars were feted like movie stars.

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Man of the world

Xavier Rudd is renowned for being a one-man-band setup with a half-dozen guitar choices, three didgeridoos and various styles of native drum.

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Managing to feed the soul

We humans are sentient beings and when it comes to sitting in someone else’s space, I know I get the jitters if the overall atmosphere is unfriendly, stiff or uncomfortable.

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Youth service struggles with funding cuts

Byron Youth Service is struggling after government cuts and former director, ALP Ballina candidate Paul Spooner, said the federal government policy, 'is destroying all the good work built up by our local community over the last 30 years'.

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Pop-up cemetery for marine life lost to plastic

Activist group Positive Change for Marine Life joined with Ban The Bag NSW to stage a protest action at Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Sunday.

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Spiritually Incorrect – why thinking is the new black

If you like your enlightenment with large doses of spiritual-political satire and activist entertainment, then Alan Clements is for you. This former monk delivers conscience raising that celebrates freedom of expression and the power of the human voice.

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Ocean Film Festival Australia begins

Australian audiences will be able to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean without getting their feet wet this March as the Ocean Film Festival Australia hits cinemas across the country.

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Coffee company to the rainforest’s rescue

The Daintree Rainforest is still in loads of trouble and a local company, Byron Bay Coffee is going to match dollar-for-dollar donations received in donation boxes at local cafes they supply.

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Magdalena ready to weather the coast trek

So much more than a pretty face, ‘weather girl’ Magdalena Roze has two degrees, one of those in the meteorology she delivers to our radio waves and television screens.

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Byron surf festival takes national award

The Byron Bay Surf Festival took out the Surf Culture Award at the Surfing Australia awards night in Manly last week in front of 'some of the most legendary and most influential Australian surfers of all time'.

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What We Did On Our Holiday

It was a throwaway line from Mister Turner that boomeranged back into my head while watching this altogether adorable film; 'no good deed goes unpunished'.

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Selma

Martin Luther King’s 'I have a dream' speech was one of the greatest ever made. It was delivered in 1963, two years before he led the famous freedom march from Selma…

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Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...