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COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From...

Cartoon of the week – 20 October, 2021

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

French hypocrisy

The French are understandably upset about being stabbed in the back by Australia’s sinking of the submarine contract. They...

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

January 20, 2016

Issue 30.32

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review : Goosebumps

https://youtu.be/7Cn716jv61s By John campbell Unless you’re lucky enough to have a reviewer’s comp, paying to see a flick on the big screen (which is the way filmmakers always want their work to be seen) is a bit of a wallet-gouge (especially...


Culture Roundup – January 22, 2016

Power Picnic Enova Community Energy is celebrating the successful capital raising to commence Australia‘s first community owned renewable energy retailer by inviting investors, supporters and their families to a picnic on Saturday. With entertainment, children’s activities and information stalls. Be...


Cinema Review: Carol

https://youtu.be/kECQwBOkltY By John Campbell It’s not uncommon for anticipation to put the mock on what might have otherwise been an uplifting and rewarding experience. Patricia Highsmith, more than just creating Ripley, wrote novels of edgy foreboding peopled by characters with jagged,...


Making Aussie blues and roots the real thing

The past five years have been an incredible musical journey for Russell Morris, the man whose songwriting genius captured our imagination with The Real Thing in 1969. Fast forward 40-plus years and to his current offering – a trilogy...


The importance of eating before exercise

Many athletes put a lot of emphasis on the pre-event meal, believing it is the key element to performance.


Surf series begins on the Goldy

Australian and international elite junior surfers will converge on the Gold Coast on January19 and 20 for the first of seven qualifying Subway Surf Series Pro Junior events.


Country Surf Life Saving Championships launched

The hard work has been done, now it is the competitors’ time to shine – that’s the message the organising committee of the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships had at the official launch ceremony held last Thursday.


PLTS flying high at the Northern

Following the release of their brand-new single On & On, Byron Bay’s PLTS (Pilots) have unveiled a run of summer dates. Backing up their recent performances, PLTS will be returning for a set of special co-headline shows with Brisbane...


Live Music Roundup – January 21, 2016

Sunday Safari back at the Beach Join the Sunday Safari crew at the Beach Hotel for some party time. The lineup features Skream – the pioneer of the original dubstep scene. Widely acclaimed by fans and the industry alike, Skream’s...


Life in Byron’s squatter camps

Squatter camps in the hinterland surrounding Byron Bay are illegal, but easy to find; behind the main strip, Jonson Street, walk a few metres inland, and tents appear.


Giving movies the flick

Australia’s leading Academy-accredited short-film festival turns 25 this year and, after its premiere at the Bondi Pavilion, makes its first stop on the 50-plus-date tour to Mullumbimby. The Echo spoke with festival director Bronwyn Kidd about this iconic event. What...


Big Tweed developer fined over Cobaki estate breaches

Developers of the Cobaki Estate on the Tweed coast have been slapped with ‘the maximum possible fine for failing to protect environmentally sensitive areas as required by its conditions of approval.’


Where art and nature converge

An initiative by artist Orly Faya in partnership with local Mindjinbal man Gavin Ivey has produced some stunning images. But now they need some support for the project to continue.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox – Marrying Mr Murdoch

It was with some relief that I read of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall’s engagement. At least now he’ll leave me alone.


Bolt Hole: Unique new Byron bar and restaurant

The Bolt Hole is a unique new Byron Bay bar and restaurant that has just opened near the Byron Surf Club, at the beach end of Fletcher Street. Fitted out with green Chesterfields, a six-metre tarnished-copper bar, reclaimed materials...


Stallholders riled after Byron markets cancelled

A last-minute cancellation by the Byron Market management for last Sunday’s market at the Butler Street Reserve has left stallholders upset, confused and without expected earnings.


NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

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.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.