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You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Other News

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like...

AVO sparks ‘community standards of behaviour’ forum

Barefoot Law founder and mayoral candidate Mark Swivel, is hosting an event regarding ‘AVOs, harassment, abuse and violence’, to be held June 17 from 6pm at the Byron Community Centre Cavanbah Room.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Mullumbimby home seriously damaged in fire

A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.

May 6, 2015

Issue 29.47

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Culture roundup May 7

Culture this week: Bending the Gender with Dr Sketchy’s, Knowledge of nature and nature of knowledge with Mary Gardner, bending the mind by the Space Cowboy, Cabaret Diva by NORPA and more…


Unfriended – Cinema Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lgj4GjqCFlY There is not likely to be anybody out there who hasn’t, at one time or another, posted something on the internet that they wish they didn’t. The repercussions can be traumatic – particularly among young people who are at...


An Italian Joint in Mullum next to The Other Joint

With Dominic’s long closed and pizza places all around, the prospects of an actual sit-down, Chianti-filled evening near Mullum seems Buckley’s or none. At least from June there’ll be a brand-new Italian restaurant opened in Mullumbimby replacing the La Table restaurant.


From Byron to Bowral for country champs

NSW Rugby Union Country Championship on the weekend with the Far North Coast (FNC) representative team making the long trip to compete in the two-day carnival. Byron Bay had a strong showing with five of our players – Aaron Shakeshaft,...


De Vilder and Baynie join forces for sacred music

Carmella Baynie and Yantra de Vilder join forces for Sacred Journey – a special meeting of two kindred spirits devoted to the exploration of sacred music. With Yantra on grand piano, keyboard, guitar and harmonium and Carmella on vocals,...


Live music roundup May 7

In this week's roundup: Holidays On Ice, Toby, Lee Haslau, Rick Price, Anne McCue, El Monstro, Dr Parallax, Flynn Effect.


W Byron developer blames market for high prices

West Byron developer Terry Agnew has confirmed with The Echo his intentions to aim much of his development at the wealthy.


Byron Council tackles holiday letting

Signage outside holiday let premises, the introduction of development consent and higher rate charges are just some of the measures Byron Shire Council has put forward as part of its strategy to manage the industry.


Flying foxes driving Mullumbimby residents batty

A Facebook group of Mullumbimby residents affected by moving flying fox populations has successfully lobbied Byron Shire Council to consider a plan to relocate the bats.


A celebration of the last hippy

Ros Elliott BayFM  presenter, the ‘Last Hippy in Byron’, David Lovelight, was escorted in true peace, love and psychedelic style to present his last program at the community radio station last week. David was collected from the Byron Hospital by the...


Thus Spake Mungo: Conscience left in the kitchen at parties

There can be no doubt that Tanya Plibersek’s campaign to end Labor’s longstanding conscience vote on same-sex marriage is a bold one and her logic is impeccable,' writes Mungo MacCaullum.


Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.