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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

September 23, 2015

Issue 30.15

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Everest

Sometimes cinema is simply not big enough to fully embrace its subject – and there is no bigger subject than Mount Everest. It’s all well and good for the Marvel clowns to tool around the globe with their super...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: On the Fatwalk

There’s nothing worse than being told you’re too fat. Especially when you’re a 19-year-old girl who weighs just 57 kilos. That is what Swedish model Agnes Hedengard’s modelling agency told the waif-like beauty when they told her if she...

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Mullum Circus Festival ready to fly

How should we be able to tell them apart? Well, you’ll have to look very closely, but don’t be fooled. These people are at the top of their game and are being brought together by the Mullum Circus Festival,...

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Reserves triumph, Prems déjà vu!

Last Saturday’s Football Far North Coast Premier League Grand Final turned out to be a replay of last year’s event right down to the final result!

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Suffolk’s phenomenal football feats

On a wet Oakes Oval pitch last Thursday night, Suffolk Park Men’s fifth division battled a determined Dunoon but showed their class as they eventually came out winners 4–1.

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Culture Roundup 23 September, 2015

Big Gig for McGinlay Australia’s only three-Michelin-star comedian, Danny McGinlay, has been performing standup since the age of 16. In that time he has performed all over Australia and done stints in London, New York and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For...

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When Harry met Mali

Mullum Music Festival patron Harry Angus continued the festival’s commitment to mentoring young talent when he visited Cape Byron Steiner School music students this week. Previous under-15 Youth Mentorship winner Mali Biggin-Johnson was part of the four-person band Children of...

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Basiloco, from Italy with love

Photos and story: Caz Parker On the Italian island of Sardinia villagers are ten times more likely to reach the age of 100 than are people born elsewhere in the world. Longevity experts believe Sardinians’ longer lives are owed to...

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Mullum year 12’s heart-y for fundy day

With a variety of characters from pirates to police, Dorothy from Oz, ghillie monsters, rappers, train robbers, mods, cons, a team of leotard wearing 80s aerobic lads and a band of Smurfs, the streets were alive with the sounds of fundraising yesterday in Mullumbimby.

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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.