April 1, 2015
In this Issue:
Engraved on every Australian war memorial from Mullumbimby to Kununurra are three words: Lest We Forget. It is an imperious, stern refrain, reminding us of the incalculable loss war has has brought to e towns across Australia.
The Belongil now has a floodplain management plan after years of consultants’ work and despite the concerns of residents and some councillors that the plan might be seriously flawed.
Three tremendous free events coming up in April for the public at Byron Farmers Market.
Debra Allard is the unassuming personality and cheesemaker behind Cheeses Loves You, a local cheesemaking workshop she runs regularly from the Burringbar Hall.
Starlight Festival offers a cornucopia of healers, health practitioners and esoteric guides at the Bangalow A&I Hall over the Easter long weekend.
Love is in the air… this week's Culture Wrap kicks off with Michael and Karaimi who are getting ready to deliver a series of talks, seminars and consultations themed The Geometry of Love.
Another federal government backflip has staved off savage cuts to essential legal services for NSW residents in the form of funding for local legal aid centres but the future of advocacy groups such as EDO remains under a cloud.
An annual event and a qualifying event for the Greg Norman Junior Open, the Ocean Shores Junior Open, was played across the hills and dales of the Ocean Shores Country Club recently where young golfers took on the challenge of chasing the little white ball.
The Easter Arts Classic is an exciting community visual-art event that has become an integral part of the cultural fabric of the northern rivers region.
Every now and then a musician will come into contact with their perfect mentor, someone able to not only see the best in them, but also bring out the best.
The Byron Shire Echo is announcing a change of direction. For nearly thirty years the newspaper chronicled the life of Byron Shire as honestly and accurately as possible. Well, stuff that.
'My fellow Australians, our country stands on the brink of a danger so perilous, so over-arching and all-encompassing, that I hardly know how to describe it.' – guest columnist Attorney-General George Brandis
Buoyed by the state’s offer of $10.5m, Byron Shire Council is barrelling ahead to build a Byron Bay bypass up Butler Street.
Bay FM is turning 25! To celebrate the anniversary of the first test transmission on April 1, a fundraising ‘Watts Up’ campaign will run until until Friday April 17. The Bay FM crew are hoping to raise $25,000 to buy new broadcast equipment. VIDEO
It’s only a matter of taste, but stop-frame animation has never won me over as easily as conventionally ‘drawn’ cartoons
When push comes to shove, there really aren’t many more than a handful of stories to be told. On screen, those stories, so essential to our understanding of the world and our place in it, are delivered through genres appealing to all taste