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November 30, 2021

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Flood warning for Richmond and Wilsons Rivers

A deepening low pressure trough through the northeast of the state is expected to bring rain and thunderstorms during Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the State Emergency Service.

Other News

Is it time to challenge the idea of Big Australia?

Premier Dominic Perrottet recently announced his intention to build a Big NSW. Much of this Big Population and Big Economy will be generated by a doubling of the state’s pre-covid migration intake.

Cartoon of the week – 24 November, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Vale Mullumbimbian, Noel Ernest James

A Mullumbimbian through and through, Noel James was born in Mullum on April 3, 1928, in what seems to be a world away from today, but in his words, ‘it was only 93 short years ago’. 

84 people in 7-day COVID lockdown in Byron Bay

A new case of COVID-19 in Byron Bay has led to the lockdown of 84 people for seven days.

New Russian satellite-killer produces decades of fallout

‘Irresponsible’ Russian anti-satellite weapon sends shockwaves through space community with 1500 fresh fragments cannoning about in low-Earth orbit.

Shovel ready project

Ready-to-go 100 per cent green community power at a solar farm will be over 30 per cent more efficient...

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...


Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.