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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

April 8, 2015

Issue 29.43

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In this Issue:

Get up close to the Reactor!

Juno Reactor ranks among the all-time greats of electronic music as essential innovators. From the early days of the Goa scene to scoring Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, performing their stunning live shows around the world at major music festivals.

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Growing small festivals… sideways!

Taking the lead from the success of Mullum Music Festival, creator Glenn Wright has launched a sister event in Bellingen. Over 2–5 July Bello Winter Music will see the pubs and halls of the little village vibrating with music.

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Music Roundup April 9

After an awesome weekend of Bluefest magic, the north caost is follwing up with awsome acts in this week's Music Roundupo starting with The Lockhearts’ whose sound is rooted in classic rock, but with a modern edge.

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Culture Wrap April 9

This week's Culture Wrap features Kings of Comedy, with seven killer comics on the bill the Kings of Comedy tour is set to wow audiences.

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A different ball game

It’s seldom I write on different eateries in the same venue with only months between. Not all eateries get up. The hospitality industry has a shadowy side with many variables and myriad reasons for businesses to end.

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Future little farmers at The Farm, Byron Bay

Fork in the Field has hatched a Children’s Farm to Fork Holiday at The Farm in Byron Bay during the Easter holidays. Daily workshops run Monday to Friday until 17 April 10am–3.30pm.

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Spice It Up Thai’s award-winning apprentice

Robert Gower who has worked at Spice It Up Thai since he was eighteen High School, has just completed and ‘aced’ his apprenticeship with Spice It Up Thai.

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Resident groups condemn Byron Bay traffic study

With all the roads and large-scale developments planned for Byron Bay, Byron Shire Council staff have requested a $50,000 budget be allocated for a traffic study to ‘determine construction priorities on Ewingsdale Road.’

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Seven Ups deliver Afrobeat

Blending influences from 1970s Nigerian afrobeat with the deepest of street funk, The Seven Ups are the original 7-piece party band

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X + Y

Plenty of wonderful little films, without the backing of a PR juggernaut, completely slip under the radar. This is one such film.

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Fast And Furious 7

Tough guys are such bores, aren’t they? In real life, they manifest themselves as creeps like Jeremy Clarkson, who punches underlings in the face if his lunch isn’t ready.

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Byron bypass ‘will have spinoffs for business’

The director of Wicked Weasel, which sits near the planned exit of the Byron Bay bypass route, has told The Echo that despite both positives and negatives for his business, overall it will be a ‘good idea'.

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Thus Spake Mungo: Don’t mention tax reform

So the great national conversation on tax reform has begun, and, it would appear, ended. An executive summary: G’day. Let’s have conversation about tax. What do you think about a few reforms to the GST? Piss off, hairy legs.

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Rail trail group mum on EOI details

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail group says that its now-formal proposal ‘is an extraordinary opportunity to turn a neglected and deteriorating state asset into a productive NSW tourism icon'.

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Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Trainspotters

Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...