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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Empty shelves

The local supermarket has no toilet paper, rice and little pet food. This is not merely a local event,...

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18...

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

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.


Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.