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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

November 2, 2016

Issue 31.21

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Cinema Review – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

It’s the ultimate in back-handed compliments to say of any actor that he was fantastic playing a character that you cannot stand a bar of. But such is the case with Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher (who, apparently, is...


Culture Roundup – Friday 4 November

Echo Supports The Bunny Man Bunny Racket is rock’n’roll for kids. Pure and simple. King Bunny is a guitar-wielding, skateboarding, nature-loving rabbit with a passion to share his love of rock’n’roll. Bunny Racket is born of King Bunny’s fierce...


Cinema Review – Jane Got A Gun

‘I’ve bin runnin’ all my life.’ How many times have you heard those words in the tense moments before a western’s climactic shoot-out? Of all genres, however, the western thrives on familiar ‘signposts’, and this one is no different....


East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

Israeli singer/songwriter and activist mixes modern pop with Spanish music. David Broza comes to Byron to share his unique experience of Jerusalem, his music, and his belief in a peaceful future. You have had a rich cultural heritage: born in...


Music from a Ghost Town

In Eilen Jewell’s new album Sundown Over Ghost Town she takes us to the haunting place of her childhood.  ‘I grew up in Boise, Idaho, the capital of the state, that was where I was born and raised, but on...


In your Element

Creator of the Island Elements Festival Emma-lee Luther spoke with The Echo about what’s in store this weekend at beautiful North Stradbroke. What is the inspiration for Island Elements? The inspiration behind Island Elements was to blend the retreat model with...


Land of dreams

Last year local theatre company NORPA took performance on to the railway platform at Lismore; this year they’re taking us in to the hills to Eureka Hall for their new homegrown work Dreamland. The Echo caught up with Julian...


Dance with Your Soul

Half Caribbean and half French, Paris-dwelling Anais Million is all dancer. Starting out as a gymnast, then moving on to ballet, it is in Kizoomba that she has become internationally renowned. She is one of the featured dancers and instructors at...


Dancing & chanting for peace

Chant for Peace is an event that was founded by Pralad & The Chants. They approached local yoga teachers and musicians to be involved with them to make this family-friendly event possible to offer to the community. They are...


Gold, gold, gold for young Mullumbimby swimmers

Local swimmers have taken home the Mullumbimby Cup competing against more than 100 youngsters who converged on the Petria Thomas Pool for the North Coast Qualifying Carnival last Saturday.


Byron Bay boardriders qualify for national finals

The Byron Bay Boardriders came in second behind Coffs Harbour at the Australian Boardriders Battle Series held at Pippi Beach  at Yamba over the weekend. Clubs in the northern NSW qualifying event included: Angourie, Coffs Harbour, Lennox/Ballina, Cabarita, Byron Bay,...


Young wolves ready to fund overseas football tour

The u/14 Kingscliff Wolves football team has embraced the challenge of a major fundraising project as they set their sights on touring California late in 2017. The boys want to play in the Orange County Tournament of Champions but will...


Byron youth soccer in winning groove

Back on home turf for round four of the 2016 summer youth competition, Byron’s young Wildcats and Rams turned on some outstanding performances to take out both matches with aplomb.


Budding interest in flying disc team

Ultimate Frisbee is undergoing a mini-resurgence in the area as new players flock to the regular Monday night get together with Byron Ultimate Disc (BUD). Ultimate is a non-contact team sport where points are scored by passing the flying disc...


Cyclocross rides into region

A group of Byron Bay Cycle Club members had their first taste of a cyclocross event last month. The race is a combination of cycling and running and takes in rough terrain. When it is too tough to ride cyclists...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – Makes you wonder

Just over a week ago the United Nations announced the honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Wonder Woman. That’s right. A fictitious superhero from DC Comics. And what attributes does she have to inspire us?


Gort triumphs on Mullum court

Local coach Stephen Gort took out the Mullumbimby Tennis Club singles championships played in late October. Gort lost just one game on his way to claiming the title against Mitchell Garbler 6–0 6–1. He backed this up by winning the men’s...


Ocean Shores Snippets

Ocean Shores Shopping Centre now boasts nine food- and drink-based businesses. Here’s a snippet on each.


Chefs at 20 paces

The potential rivalry of their youth now has a chance to come to the fore at the ‘Battle of the Chefs’ dinner this coming Monday night. Diners will be the judges – each tasting and scoring eight dishes (each chef prepares four half-portion serves) to determine a winner.


Sausage King

Where does a butcher take his annual holiday? At the Australian Meat Industry Council’s National competition, of course.


Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

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