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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Boarding houses

Matthew O’Reilly, CABS president and Council candidate for the new Byron Greens The over-development of cramped boarding-house accommodation in Sunrise...

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

March 4, 2015

Issue 29.38

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Music Roundup March 26

This week's Music Roundup begins with something classical as conductor, composer and musician Nicholas Routley presents Glorious Baroque at the Bangalow A&I Hall this Sunday.


Doing What He Loves

This year Bluesfest presents one of the hottest up-and-coming acts on the planet – 23-year-old Hunter Hayes, direct from the US on his first Australian sojourn.


Canapes with the King

Teddy Lewis King (TLK) are a three-piece 
hip-hop outfit 
from Lismore whose 
raw soul beats, 
positive rhymes
 and international sound are catching 
the ears of many.


Byron Bay Film Festival: The film world comes to you!

The Byron Bay Film Festival’s international reach and reputation is growing every year, and along with it the extensive list of the world’s filmmakers joining us to share their stories and their artistic and industry insights.


That Sugar Film

That Sugar Film is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high-sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’.


BBFF workshops and panels

At the Byron Bay Film Festival filmmakers share their individual insights into familiar and unfamiliar worlds, tell local and global stories and expand and challenge perceptions through this array of stimulating workshops, panels and networking events. Visit our website for full details.


West Byron decision can be reversed, say residents

The rhetoric has intensified over whether the West Byron mega-housing development, which was recently approved for rezoning by the state government, can be reversed.


Last chance to object to Roundhouse sale

Time for residents to make submissions on the sell-off of the Byron council-owned Roundhouse property in Ocean Shores runs out at 4pm today (Wednesday March 4).


All in a day’s work

It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday March 8. Some of Australia’s most successful enterprises are owned and run by women. The northern rivers plays host to many of these powerhouses. Women are nurturers and providers as well as academics, workers, artists, poets and everything imaginable.


The thrill of No Frills

The No Frills Twins are musicians and fashionistas have aspirations for successful international careers in both fields. Their music took off globally when they began their YouTube channel in 2012.


Culture wrap up March 4

Culturefiles are in for a treat, this week's wrap up features Art on the Move – Visitors to the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport are set for a sublime art experience this March and April with the latest showcase of works by local landscape painter, Hobie Porter.


Life in the slow lane when raising magpie young

‘These birds recognise us,’ says my friend. ‘See them? They are waiting for treats. They’ll fly ahead to where we usually stop.’


Magic Happens in the Dark

The 2015 Byron Bay Film Festival promises to be a magical experience which you are invited to share – a celebration of cinema alongside hundreds of other film-lovers and filmmakers from home and around the world.


Talking Film with J’aimee Skippon-Volke

The Byron Bay Film Festival is Australia’s largest regional film festival. Now in its ninth year, Festival director J’aimee Skippon-Volke speaks with The Echo about what’s in store when the event hits our screens over 6–15 March.


Mullum 2 Bruns on again

It’s almost that time of year when paddlers from far and wide set their sights on the waters of Byron Shire for the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle.


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Indophiles will tell you that India is not really like this – but in the same breath they will concede that, well, yes it is. The country is an enigma, embracing at every minute the ancient past and the cutting edge of tomorrow.


Jupiter Ascending

My first mistake was to see this in 2D and not 3D, for without the visual skullduggery it has little to offer. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that my second mistake was to see it at all when I could have been at home clearing leaf-litter out of the guttering.


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.