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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Love flowers at the market

As mothers across Australia look forward to (slightly burnt) toast in bed, the local farmers and producers in our...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

Have you always dreamt about traveling to exotic ‘bucket-list’ beach destinations like Bali or Vanuatu… or are your dreams...

Ballina Shire for the next 4 years: time to have your say

The Ballina Shire Council’s Draft Delivery Program and Operational Plan 2021/22 - 2024/25 will be on exhibition until the 28th of May with provisions for public feedback. 

Boarding houses

Matthew O’Reilly, CABS president and Council candidate for the new Byron Greens The over-development of cramped boarding-house accommodation in Sunrise...

July 20, 2016

Issue 31.06

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Cinema Review: Goldstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWbk3-gEBRU The dot paintings of Indigenous Australia are generally interpreted as maps of country, as though seen from the air. Ivan Sen makes his own visual reference to them through numerous shots from high in the sky in his outback...

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Cinema Review: Sing Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYk2Vx1z6lk Who would ever have suggested that the eighties were loaded with such great music? This movie – adorable, exuberant and heart-swelling in every way – is set in Dublin, 1985. Fifteen year-old Connor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is transferred to a...

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There’s something about Andy…

Andy Saunders is one hell of a comedian. One of the brightest new voices in Indigenous comedy, Andy is proving himself to be a force to be reckoned with. When I was a kid all I wanted was… To have an...

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Big Music for our favourite little festival

This week Mullum Music Festival made their first artist announcement for what is to be their ninth event. Lovingly grown, nurtured with patience and belief, this ‘little’ festival has certainly taken root and grown its own distinctive brand. Festival director Glenn...

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Live Music Roundup: Thursday 21 July, 2016

French babies Recently ARIA-nominated Baby et Lulu bring their six-piece band to the Byron Centre for a show of gorgeous French music, full of joie de vivre, seductive harmony, and that Baby et Lulu je ne sais quoi! Goodridge and Dobson combine their amazing...

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From Wollumbai to Wollumbin

Nash Chambers brings country music to Murwillumbah Nestled in the shadow of the iconic Mt Wollumbin, the subtropical and picturesque Murwillumbah is to play host to the Tweed Valley Country Roots Festival, bought to you by Australia’s most loved country...

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Barbarian Days: rediscovering surfing’s primal thrill

Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life. William Finnegan, first started surfing as a young boy in California and Hawaii. Barbarian...

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Finnegan’s wake leads back to the secret garden

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, by William Finnegan Review by Rusty Miller ‘Only a surfer knows the feeling’ is a major surf corporation’s one-liner. If there were ever a book I would recommend to someone who does not surf and wishes...

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Skaters on deck for Rukkus

Joey Cormack won the open division from a field of 78 competitors in the Rukkus skateboard competition in Mullumbimby on the weekend. The strong field included eight girls and a total of 22 competitors in the under-12s, and was one...

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Mullumbimby woman helps take netball to Indonesia

The Netball Indonesia Project aims to empower young Indonesian women by introducing them to netball and has been developed by Mullumbimby local Meshia Grant and good friend Rebecca Lambert. Bringing a new sport to Indonesia will promote women’s participation in...

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Junior dominates tennis circuit

New Brighton tennis protégé Caspian Tuckwell was a finalist in both the singles and doubles at the NSW Country Championships held in Forster earlier this month. His continued strong showing in his under-10 age group in both NSW and Queensland...

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Undermanned Devils worn down by Raiders after epic struggle

John Campbell Rugby League is the toughest sport, with no quarter given or asked. So to win any game, it helps a lot if you’ve got an entire team of fresh players taking the field. Such wasn’t the case at Cabarita...

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Byron Rams crush Casino Cobras in run to finals

Dogwhistle The Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams turned up the heat in their run to the finals with a convincing win over Casino Cobras at the Rec Grounds on Sunday. The Reserve Rams annihilated their visiting challengers with another double-figures result...

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Planned retreat defendable, say Byron council staff

A Byron Shire Council staff presentation to last year’s NSW coastal conference has put forward a supporting argument for planned retreat at Belongil, claiming that it is a legitimate position that the council can defended in court.

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Culture Roundup: Wednesday 20 July, 2016

Australian National Theatre Live! Enjoy a special screening of David Williamson’s Emerald City at the Byron Bay Theatre and Community Centre on Sunday. This is the launch of the new Australian company, Australian National Theatre, Live. ANTLive co-founder Grant Dodwell (A...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Dying to be funny

Apparently I am likely to die prematurely. Well, at the very least a few years sooner than comedic or serious actors. A recent study shows that the funnier you are as a comedian, the shorter your lifespan is. Standup...

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Earth’n’Sea Pizza 40th anniversary

Remember a time back in 1976 when it seemed like Earth ’n’ Sea pizza and Mexican Mick’s were the only two places in town? The pizza place, started by Bill Wheatley and Ian Hamilton 40 years ago, and immediately...

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Special recipe

By Julie Ray I was told by a friend that you can get a delicious recipe for dinner just by entering all the ingredients that you have in your fridge into a program on a website that she gave me. I...

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A forage then a feast

Sample Food Festival’s opening ticketed lunch is now on sale. Always a popular lead-in to the festival (of which The Echo is again a proud sponsor), this year’s lunch will be one to remember. Harvest’s ‘chief forager’ Peter Hardwick has...

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Jemma’s spiritual ceremony

Jemma from Naked Treaties, having just returned from taking groups with her teachers on spiritual pilgrimage through the Andes of Peru, will be sharing a sacred Mayan cacao ceremony at Splendour in the Grass in the Bohemian Lounge. ‘Working...

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Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.