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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

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.

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

June 24, 2015

Issue 30.02

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Echo Property 30.02

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Out of the Ash

Ash Grunwald, who plays the Byron Theatre Friday 3rd of July, says the writing of his new album was 'influenced by my life over the last couple of years, and something that has influenced my world view has been the anti-CSG movement .'


Live Music Roundup – June 25, 2015

An acoustic evening for Nepal Musicians and Byron locals coming together to support the rebuilding of Nepal. The lineup will include locals Kyle Lionhart and Luke Morris, Brisbane artist Angaharad Drake and Uki artist TJ Quinton. This all-ages alcohol-free acoustic...


Mullum juniors crazy for tennis

Awesome sport shots - Send in yours to: [email protected] – Winners are crazed grinners: Mullumbimby Madness Div 3 lived up to their name after defeating Ballina in the grand final of the district championships last weekend.


Hundreds displaced by a famous coathanger

The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere (Spinifex Press $26.95). Review by Sarah Armstrong I must have driven over the Sydney Harbour Bridge hundreds of times, and have heard the familiar stories of the anxiously awaited moment when the two arches met, and...


Sex, death, cheese and chickens: a rural memoir

Dirty Chick: Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer by Antonia Murphy (Text Publishing, $32.99). Review by Mandy Nolan Moving to the country to run a twee little farm is the dream of many a city slicker tired of the meaningless commute to work...


Forum seeks practical ways to reduce carbon emissions

While Australian governments are undermining the renewable-energy sector, there’s positive action from local not-for-profit groups and Byron Shire Council.


Knickers in a knot over Byron’s mulfunctioning loos

Byron Bay's much-hyped 'loos with views' are not so much fun when the user becomes the view as the doors spontaneously open midstream. But the council promises it is on the job.


Culture Roundup – June 24, 2015

Family fun day in Byron Byron Bay Football Club are having their annual Family Fun Day this Saturday at the Rec grounds in Byron from 9am. There will be a jumping castle, sausage sizzle, other fun activities and games all day,...


The river of song

Cry Me a River, Moon River, Like a Bridge Over Troubled Waters… there are so many songs inspired by rivers. Bello Winter Music takes you down to the river to pray. The beautiful Bellinger River that runs through the town...


When Everything Sings

Everything Sings Tonight is the newest offering of Australia’s most strikingly poetic songsmith, Lucie Thorne. What is it about your chemistry with Hamish Stuart that just works – are there other people you have this with? I feel like a pretty...


Murwillumbah’s country cousins!

The sleepy streets of Murwillumbah are set to come alive this October when singer/songwriter and now festival director Lou Bradley presents the first Murwillumbah Country Roots Festival. What makes Murwillumbah the perfect setting for your Country Roots Festival? To me, Murwillumbah...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: How to Disconnect

The 10 Commandments of World Domination How do you turn back a boat full of refugees without recognising their suffering and giving them asylum? How do you drive past a homeless person in your brand new Mercedes without the slightest...


Gone are the days of the bain-marie

Australia’s clubs are increasingly serving better food, with Ballina’s RSL even offering a degustation menu. The Ballina RSL Club’s new executive chef Blake Seymour is no stranger to our readers as he was the former sous chef at The Byron...


A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...