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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

January 20, 2016

Issue 30.32

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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.


Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...