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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Other News

Lambruk: Local gourmet providore

S Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. They create a...

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

July 1, 2015

Issue 30.03

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Echo Property 30.03

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In this Issue:

Dead Man Laughing talks about life

Dead Man Laughing is the one-man show by Premda Lowson that tells the story of his diverse life experience that involves life in the engine room of a Royal Navy frigate, to an ashram in India, to nursing on psychiatric wards, to living with Tibetan monks and now, life after two years of living with the diagnosis of inoperable cancer with just 18 months to live.


Bun Coffee still fresh after 10 years

David Kennedy started ten years ago roasting coffee and working part time as a barista to support his Bun Coffee business. Now the company has 10 employees, more than 135 stockists throughout Australia, 30 overseas outlets and a vibrant...


A small child’s window into a vicious regime

Harry Mac, by Russell ­Eldridge (Allen & Unwin, RRP $29.99) Review by Michael McDonald You could be forgiven for thinking the role of Ocean Shores resident Russell Eldridge is being played by several people. As well as being the editor of the The Northern...


Have to believe it’s Magic…

He’s creepy and he’s kooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky… and he’s funny too. Magic Steven presents his Melbourne Comedy Festival one-man show World of Feelings.


Farmers Market Coffee

Vivienne Pearson Though coffee stalls are now ubiquitous at markets, there aren’t many where your latte will be made and served by the very same person who grew the coffee. ‘Not every region is as blessed as northern NSW,’ says...


I love the smell of Harvey in the morning

Brisbane’s Morning Harvey are making their mark on the music scene. Built around the lyrical musings and melodic swagger of Spencer White, the crew are about to hit the road for a national tour, stopping off for a show...


Live Music Roundup – July 1, 2015

Mullum Music Festival is turning eight this year! It seems like only yesterday that the fledgling fest was cutting its teeth on the music circuit, with critics questioning the long-term viability of small events in a market that has always favoured perpetual growth.


The hook of forgiveness in fishy fairytales

Aquarium by David Vann (Text Publishing $29.99) Review by Sam Smith Twelve-year-old Caitlin and her single mother Sheri live together in their small Seattle apartment. It is just the two of them, and Sheri seems determined to keep it that way. They...


When tormented genius really meant something

Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen by Erik Jensen (Black Inc $32.99) Review by Alison Kubler Before Ben Quilty became poster boy for a brief history of masculinity in Australian culture, as seen through the lens of gestural...


Byron Bay businesses reject paid parking

Discontent rumbled throughout a meeting held by Byron Bay’s chamber of commerce, Byron United, on Monday night over plans to introduce paid parking in the town.


Culture Roundup – July 1, 2015

Rock ’n’ roll comedy in court Ramshackle raconteur and rock-comedy Lothario, Ryan Coffey, burst onto the scene as a national finalist in the 2008 Raw Comedy Competition. His unique style has quickly gained him notoriety around Australia and abroad as one...


Drawing on Inspiration

Q & A with Dynamic Drawing’s Ron Curran.


Getting the milk for Bello

The Milk Carton kids are an American indie folk duo from Eagle Rock, California. Headlining Bello Winter Music, Joey Ryan spoke about recording Monterey, their latest album release.


Surf fest postponed

After four years and the recent Surf Culture Award recognition by Surfing Australia, the decision to postpone the Byron Surf fest was taken neither lightly nor easily…


Elliot defends Labor support for government bills

With a plethora of legislation passing through parliament before the winter break, The Echo asked Labor's federal MP for Richmond, Justine Elliot, how she voted – or intends to vote – on some of the more contentious bills.


Byron forwards head Lennox charge

Byron Bay Rugby Union played out a tough win against fellow top-four team Lennox Head on Saturday.


Bruns-Byron Netball state champs

Brunswick–Byron Netball Association has been crowned State Champions at the 2015 Netball NSW State Age Championships, which was contested across four venues in Sydney last weekend.


Bay FM wins international radio award

Community radio station Bay FM has just been awarded a top honour in the 2015 New York International Radio Awards for the three-part series Memories of Sarajevo by Arts Canvass presenter presenter Karena Wynn-Moylan .


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Looks to die for

It’s official. Skinny jeans are dangerous. Last week an Adelaide woman, or should we say ‘fashion victim’, caused herself serious nerve damage wearing skinny jeans while helping a friend clean.


Far From The Madding Crowd

If there is one thing that you can rely on in any story by Thomas Hardy, it is that whatever can go wrong will go wrong.


Food trend alert: the world’s healthiest dessert and cauliflower

Susanna Freymark After kale, the next big thing in the culinary world could be lavender ice-cream, sorghum, yakitori (things on sticks) or maybe the humble cauliflower will finally have its moment in the spotlight. Kale will not be missed. The mindless,...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...