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SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will...

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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...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

History repeats

Peter Olson, Goonengerry History shows that when the media and the politicians turn against the people, eventually there is a backlash. It...

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)...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is...

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.

November 18, 2015

Issue 30.23

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In this Issue:

Wildcats and Rams keep up pressure

The young Byron Bay Wildcats girls came up against another highly experienced opponent on Friday evening when they took on a Lennox Head squad bristling with talented prems players in round six of this year’s Summer Youth League.


Byron locals get fit for summer

Spring is the time when the weather starts to heat up and we squeeze into our swimsuits. Now’s the time you feel every winter treat you spoilt yourself with.


Celebrity exercise campaign up and running

It’s uniting everyone from NRL player Joel Reddy, former cricketer Matthew Hayden and swimming gold medallist Geoff Huegill right through to musician Airling and celebrity chef Hayden Quinn.



https://youtu.be/sc3j_FHzzmc You just can’t beat a simple story told well - not that simplicity need necessarily be divorced from profundity. Australian filmmakers Martin Butler and Bentley Dean have taken their crew to one of the islands of Vanuatu and, with local...


Live Music Round-up – November 20, 2015

Hunt for Big Movember The Mullumbimby Golf Club presents a powerhouse night of Mo Entertainment in support of the Movember Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for men’s health. Featuring LIght Bulb Theory with special guest Guy Kachel in...


Culture Round-up – November 19, 2015

Electronic Celebration! Lightbody 5 is a community dance celebration bringing together the best electronic music from top DJs around Australia. With fire dancing, live art, geometric lighting and installations this will be a fabulous evening of musical and visual inspiration....



https://youtu.be/s_IUJf0w8Fg I have had more than just a passing interest in the James Bond phenomenon since reading Ian Fleming’s 007 novels one after the other in the dim and distant. Sean Connery nailed the chain-smoking, borderline alcoholic, often morose character better...


Bangalow Theatre Company bringing music and dance to the stage!

Melia Naughton, one half of the beloved sister act Scarlett Affection, joins the cast of the Bangalow Theatre Company for their upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, the BTC’s adaptation of this very clever and hilarious musical is sure...


Estere: Fresh beats, new sounds, big concepts

She’s been compared to the likes of Erykah Badu and Kimbra, but Wellington-based singer/songwriter and beat-maker Estere Dalton is proving to be a one-of-a-kind performer and is quickly making her mark on New Zealand’s underground music scene. She is...


Get inside the Courthouse

By: Vivienne Pearson You have no doubt walked past before braving one of Mullumbimy’s famous pedestrian crossings. You may have appreciated the protection from the sun and rain that the bull-nosed verandah provides. But have you gone inside to check out...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Round the Twist

Well, it looks like the writing is on the wall for me when it comes to dementia. A British study has revealed the link between having a twisted sense of humour and the onset of one of our most...


The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...