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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Other News

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

October 19, 2016

Issue 31.19

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In this Issue:

Deepwater Horizon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yASbM8M2vg Mark Wahlberg has been in some pretty hairy predicaments in his screen life, but blimey, this one takes the biscuit. Lantern-jawed Kurt Russell is also no stranger to danger, having coped with a hellish catastrophe similar to this one...


Live Music Roundup – October 1, 2016

A full Hoad Jay Hoad has spent the last seven years touring the globe, following the sun and his inspiration for music throughout the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Fiji, India, and North America, keeping up a relentless performance schedule while passionately...


Making Radical Music

Gareth Liddiard is the founding member of The Drones. Widely considered among one of the best contemporary Australian songwriters, his is a welcome voice of disdain in a political and social landscape that fails to impress. Writing songs about...


New Year’s Eve

The Byron Bay Film Festival has now established itself as one of the major cultural events on the north coast and, under the guidance of J’aimee Skippon-Volke, its founder and tireless organiser, the quality of entries, from both home...


Conquering The Great Mall Of China

Daniel Whelan is the director of Bulkland, a documentary film that looks at the mountains of cheap products made in the Chinese city of Yiwu and the plight of the day-workers and children who do the work. He spoke with The...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 19 October, 2016

You Cheeky Thing! Everyone has been talking about the Brunswick Picture House lately… it must mean the Cheeky Cabaret is back! Loosen your collar, hold onto your heels and spend a night with us as we present yet another risqué weekend...


Rugby 7s draws dazzling islanders to Byron Bay

The New Zealand-based Melville Rugby Club were just one of the winners after an excitement-packed weekend of Rugby 7s hosted by the Byron Bay Rugby club last weekend. More than 40 teams from Fiji, New Zealand and across Australia played...


1,000 contenders ready to reach the lighthouse for charity

With more than 45 teams and a thousand entrants expected at the start line, the tenth staging of the Byron Bay Lighthouse Run is set to be the biggest yet.


Byron basketball juniors on historic run to the State finals

The boys’ junior Byron Bay High School basketball team have followed the girls’ team by making the final eight in the state wide knockout competition. They qualified with an impressive win against Orange High School at the Cavanabah Sports Centre last week.


Cyclist of the Year: Steve Slee

Byron Bay Cycle Club has recognised Steve Slee’s achievements and performance within the club and his contribution to the sport and community by naming him Cyclist of the Year 2016.


Bangalow short soccer kicks off

The fun and action of six-a-side soccer has once again descended on the Bangalow sportsfields as the Summer6s got underway last week. The tournament boasts  more than 800 players in 72 teams with the women’s comp accounting for 40 teams. The...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – Killing Wonder

She’s dead. At just 25 million years. It’s a tragedy. A human being should never outlive one of the natural wonders of the world. That would be like seeing Everest crumble, or the Victoria Falls dry up, the Northern...


A thirst-quenching Kombi

‘I like Kombis and I like beer, so this seemed like a perfect combo’. So says Jason Dwyer, owner of an actual Kombi van as well as a new business – Kombi Keg Byron Bay.


The only planet with beer

Last Thursday saw a heap of the Stone & Wood team planting trees as part of the 18th Annual Rainforest Day. Working with Big Scrub Landcare, the effort contributed to rainforest regeneration.


Tweed invites you to a fusion party

Byron Shire’s next door neighbour is having a party … and you’re invited! The party is called Tweed Fusion and it runs from this Saturday until 30 October.


New ‘Eat Street’ planned

The old Byron Backpackers building on the corner of Fletcher St and Lawson St is due for completion in November this year.


Big Scrub best conservation festival on the planet

The main tent at Sunday's Big Scrub Rainforest Day was filled to absolute capacity with half of the audience spilling out into the parklands at Rocky Creek Dam


Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...