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Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

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Byron Golf Clubs Crowns New Ladies Foursome

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate will have their names added to the Byron Bay Ladies Foursomes Champions board after winning the 27-hole championship held at Byron Bay golf Club.

Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s...

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces. 

Ballina’s Mariann Lloyd-Smith and her mission to stop toxics in the environment

Living quietly in beautiful Ballina is one of the global heavy-hitters in the fight to eliminate and control toxic chemicals, Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith.

Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

The Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC) are the newest members of a growing, prestigious international club –  the Pocket Forest club.

Taking it to the cleaners – workers speak 

It’s the type of text message exchange that Byron cleaning business owners like Cristina Arcila are becoming all too familiar with.

February 3, 2016

Issue 30.34

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – The Big Short

By John Campbell This is a radical departure for Adam McKay. Having co-written and directed comedies in the style of Talladega Nights, Anchorman and The Other Guys, he has turned his hand to hard-hitting drama and the result is, if...


Busking over Bluesfest

Applications are now open for the 2016 Bluesfest Busking Comp and it’s shaping up to be the best year yet! This year the wealth of prizes is ever-increasing with a major boost in sponsors and supporters, allowing for a...


Cinema Review: The Danish Girl

https://youtu.be/d88APYIGkjk By John Campbell In 1930, Copenhagen artist Einar Wegener travelled to Dresden (Germany) to begin a course of the first documented sex-reassignment operations. Director Tom Hooper’s film, charting events in Wegener’s life from 1926 until that point, when he ‘formally’ became...


Booming year for Byron-Lennox junior league

After the successful amalgamation of the Lennox Head Dolphins and the Byron Bay Red Devils Junior Rugby League clubs last year, three of these great junior teams made the finals. Online registration for the 2016 season is now open.


Enduro long-course tri ready in Pottsville

Pottsville Beach is preparing to host the second annual edition of the Tweed Coast Enduro on Saturday March 5.


How bizarre

Where is the Bizarre Garden? How is is situated for camping – showers and access to water etc? Bizarre Garden is 1.5 hours west of Byron Bay. This will remain a mystery until closer to the date. There is adequate space...


Music Roundup – February 4, 2016

Swampy and Stompy The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore, the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin and Red Hot Chili Peppers, while...


Byron council’s legal expenses plummet

From more than $1 million in 2009/10 to $115,500.50 in 2013/14 – how and why did Byron Shire Council’s legal expenses decrease so dramatically?


Culture Roundup – February 3, 2016

Something Funny this Way Comes! Things get funny at the Court House on Thursday when open mic comedy kicks off 2016 with Ellen Briggs as MC. Catch this marvellous mouthy Mullumbimby mama telling it how it is – and heading...


Wouldn’t you know we’re riding on the Graham Nash express

Eve Jeffery, filling in for Mandy Nolan, almost (maybe she did!) wet herself when she found out she was going to interview one of her all-time favourite songwriters. Here’s what happened:


Country halls star in new arts initiative

Local artists gathered last Friday at the Ewingsdale Hall to kick off a two-year arts project entitled If These Halls Could Talk, which aims to celebrate country halls and the role they play in our communities.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Working on Relaxing

So I am about to go on a holiday. Hawaii. For a whole two weeks. I haven't gone away for that long for 18 years. There was a week in a caravan at Evans Head that was so exhausting it left me in hospital with cardiac arythimia.


Belongil resort opens

After almost six years of planning, design and development, the $100 million Elements of Byron resort opened its doors to the public on Monday.


Stone and Wood wins Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer poll

Locally based Stone & Wood Brewing have won the Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beer poll, an annual contest with drinkers voting on their top five beers.


Fine dining pop-up

If you have a nice wine in your cellar, a partner who likes seafood, and you’re looking for a very different, top-quality dining experience, I have a good idea for you. Joseph Griffin and Alexander Bonar, chef and sous chef...


Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre....

Three stabbed, man arrested – Lismore

Three men remain in hospital and a man’s been arrested following a stabbing in Lismore this afternoon.

Celebrating 35 years of The Echo

The Echo Awards, held every five years, was a great success on Wednesday night as it celebrated 35 years of local independent journalism in the Northern Rivers and the community that have supported it throughout those times.