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Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

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NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Cacao wow

After ten years of wholesale trading from their small factory, Byron Bay Cacao’s stunning new retail space is now...

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting. While staff have recommended that the policy become an 'internal' document others are calling for it to be 'abandoned'.

December 30, 2015

Issue 30.29

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Suffragette

Let me say at the outset – the suffragette movement in Britain at the beginning of the twentieth century was a hugely important story of liberation. It is unconscionable to us today that women should be denied the vote...


Gathering in the Garden

DJ Daniel Webber is one of the masterminds of Bizarre Garden, an electronic music event happening 5–7 February 2016.  He gave Seven the lowdown on this gathering of EDM lovers. Where is the Bizarre Garden? How is is situated for...


Cinema Review: The Good Dinosaur

What kid doesn’t love dinosaurs to start with? They have fascinated little brains for time out of mind, so the concept of their surviving instead of becoming extinct as a result of an asteroid’s collision with Earth is a...


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 31 December, 2015

The Cash man cometh Dr Baz Ferrier and vivacious songstress Ilona Harker present a journey through the life and songs of Johnny Cash – a musical tribute to the legendary country superstar Johnny Cash, his epic life story and love...


New rules mean trouble for koalas, say activists

North coast environment groups are calling on the Environment Protection Authority to abandon plans to overhaul logging regulations, which will dilute protections for koalas.


The Spirit of Falls

Over the past twenty years, Andrew Kidman has earned a dedicated following as a filmmaker and singer/songwriter. Since the release of his 1996 debut Litmus: A Surfing Odyssey (acclaimed as ‘easily the finest surf film of its decade’), Kidman has...


The rise and rise of Nattali Rize

Blue King Brown frontwoman Nattali Rize just seems to grow more beautiful by the year – her face, her heart, her talent… it’s truly a force to be reckoned with. The girl we first met on the streets busking...


Toad venom on filmmaker’s menu

North coast filmmaker and psychonaught Dean Jefferys is now raising funds for his film about a psychedelic toad, a relative of the notorious cane toad.


Has your Christmas food hangover created an overhang?

Have you had a break from your sports over the festive season? Is it time to start thinking about your training and exercise plan for 2016?


Media’s most mentioned sporting folk

In another year that proved controversy is king, Nick Kyrgios was the sportsperson most mentioned in 2015 by Australian media.


Culture Roundup – Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Getting the kids to monkey around Australia’s favourite little kids’ show is coming to the Byron Theatre on Wednesday with their interactive drumming show. The Amazing Drumming Monkeys have been wowing audiences around Australia and overseas for the past 12...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Goodbye Bangalow

Fabulous, stylish, confident, middle-class and middle-aged, Bangalow is gone. Removed not by a cyclone, a bushfire or an act of god, but by an act of the RTA. You see, driving south there is no exit for Bangalow.


Learning to love at Starlight

Mary Mikhael is a sacred warrior, a self-described ‘vanquisher of fear, slayer of doubt’, who is determined to ‘sphere through layers of illusion and judgments that keep us “stuck” in separation.’ She’s a soon-to-be-published author, meditation teacher, soul reader,...


Feeding the hungry hordes of visitors

Story & photo by Susanna Freymark Friends and family from everywhere but here want to visit. When they arrive in dribs and drabs it isn’t too bad but the unexpected arrival of hordes of hungry guests can have you groaning...


Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...