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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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The Glasshouse

A driving holiday, inland from Byron, often serves as a healthy reminder that we’re spoilt for choice here with...


The actions of the Byron Shire Director of Infrastructure toward some members of the Water, Waste & Sewer Advisory...

New regional film traineeship program brought to you by… Netflix

Is it a genuine offering of support for local film talent, or a thinly-veiled attempt by Netflix to manufacture some positive news following its locally-loathed TV series Byron Baes?

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback...

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Vale Frank Mills OAM 26.5.1928 – 3.10.2021

Frank Mills was a natural raconteur. So it was no surprise when his family found a folder labelled The Story of Frank Mills.  It contained this story (which his granddaughter has slightly edited) and two poems, with the instructions: ‘Not to be read until I’m dead’

August 5, 2015

Issue 30.08

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In this Issue:

Byron secure finals berth

Byron Bay have capped off a great year in the Far North Coast Rugby Union First Grade Competition with a win over Southern Cross University securing them second place overall and a start in the major semifinal.


Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

https://youtu.be/gOW_azQbOjw Review by John Campbell The most praiseworthy thing to be said about franchise-flicks is that you know exactly what to expect from them. The new MI delivers handsomely on its promise of thrills and spills, chases and punch-ups, brain-breaking plot...


Culture Round-up – August 5, 2015

She’ll Be Apples Palace Cinema’s 2014–15 opera and ballet season concludes this week with Guillaume Tell (William Tell). Opening with one of the most exciting of all operatic overtures, this is Rossini’s final opera and greatest masterpiece. Its theme is...


Ruben Guthrie

https://youtu.be/iyaE_L3TghI Review by John Campbell Winter, between school hols, is generally the time of year that you find the more interesting movies turning up. They sneak into the cinema like refugees from the glitzy world of blockbusters and celebrity rom-coms and,...


Byron Bay markets fight eviction

The Byron Bay farmers and community markets have united in an attempt to reverse a Byron Shire Council decision to relocate them to construct the town's bypass and build a car park on the markets' current Butler Street site.


Byron Bay paid parking faces further hurdle

Another meeting, held by the town’s chamber of commerce last Thursday with Byron Bay business owners, has not produced any more fans of Byron Shire Council’s plans to introduce paid parking into the CBD.


Mullum Music Fest’s very sexy lineup

Mullum Music Festival announces its most international and diverse lineup yet for 19–22 November, marking its eighth year of bringing music to the streets, halls, pubs and clubs of Australia’s Biggest Little Town.


Devils farewell fans with thrilling last-gasp victory

Byron Bay’s stuttering tilt at the NRRRL premiership title had another twist at Red Devil Park on Sunday.


Action in the bellydancer’s jewel

Lomath Oval shone like a jewel in the navel of a bellydancer for the east-of-the-highway derby in the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series on Sunday.


Country Song: A lot about a Little

Actor Michael Tuahine tells the story of Jimmy Little, the Indigenous musician and actor who rose to prominence as a musician at a time when Aboriginal people didn’t even have the vote. Charting alongside the Beatles and Elvis, this...


Live Music Round-up – August 5, 2015

Bourbon on Bruns It’s been 25 years since Bourbon Street played its first gigs. Come along and celebrate the good old days of rock ’n’ roll at the Hotel Brunswick on Sunday from 4.30pm. Psychedelic spectacular! Jump aboard the trance juggernaut Further...


Massive Rams attack in Byron

The Lennox Head Sharks came to Byron on the weekend eager to be the first to take a win from competition leaders the Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Adam Goodes

Dear Adam Goodes, Sorry about that booing incident the other day. It’s not just that, Adam. I am really sorry about us. We’re an embarrassment. No, we’re worse than that. We’re bullies.


The Greek Kitchen, the key to concept dining.

Two restaurants sharing the same kitchen might challenge the average restaurateur, but the Fins team at Salt Kingscliff have mastered the ingenious concept with their award-winning flair. They’ve recently unveiled The Greek Kitchen, a new pop-up restaurant sharing the grill...


Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...