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SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will...

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SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will...

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?


Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

Riverland Wine: A hidden gem

  Julz Recsei* As I navigate the vast world of wine, I am constantly looking for something new and I found...

Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

April 1, 2015

Issue 29.42

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In this Issue:

A tale of remembering those fallen in war

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.


Floodplain plan for Belongil approved

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.


Holiday events not to miss at the farmers markets

Three tremendous free events coming up in April for the public at Byron Farmers Market.


Locals love her, chefs love her – cheeses loves her

Debra Allard is the unassuming personality and cheesemaker behind Cheeses Loves You, a local cheesemaking workshop she runs regularly from the Burringbar Hall.


Following your spiritual path

Starlight Festival offers a cornucopia of healers, health practitioners and esoteric guides at the Bangalow A&I Hall over the Easter long weekend.


Culture Wrap April 1

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.


Ad-hoc feds reverse legal centre axing

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.


Ocean Shores Junior Open 2015

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.


Our local artists on show

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.


Putting Lou on the Bill

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.


Echo on the move

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.


We must face the threat within – AG

'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


Businesses speak out over Byron Bay bypass

Buoyed by the state’s offer of $10.5m, Byron Shire Council is barrelling ahead to build a Byron Bay bypass up Butler Street.


Community radio Bay FM celebrates 25 years

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


Shaun The Sheep

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


The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...