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Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

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Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

April 1, 2015

Issue 29.42

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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


Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...

Buy and sell food app launches

Finding it too hard to purchase local produce via social media, partners Vanessa and Leisa thought there must be a better way.

Inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic for Ballina

An inflatable lifejacket self-service clinic will be held on Friday 19 March 2021 at Fishery Creek Boat Ramp, West Ballina.

Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.