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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

OCA a ‘diamond in the rough’

Around four years ago a group of like-minded friends started a Syntropic Farm project. Since that time, they have...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

November 30, 2016

Issue 31.25

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – Bad Santa 2

‘Let sleeping dogs lie’ might have been the appropriate adage for producers to have kept in mind before proceeding with this crock. The original Bad Santa (2003) was a good idea that led to a mildly amusing movie, but...


Telling her Story

Following up on her highly acclaimed Mandarin Skyline, which drew a nomination for the 2014 Australian Bell Awards, Leigh Carriage digs deeper into her past for her latest offering, Weave.  Blessed with stunning crystal-clear tone and pitch, her nuanced delivery,...


The ignored plight of West Papua

December 1, 2016 should be a celebration for West Papuan independence. Instead, the day will mark 55 years of what should have been a sovereign nation; 19 days after the Dutch left their colony, Indonesia invaded and have occupied ever since.


Cinema Review – The Founder

Michael Keating does a brilliant thing in his portrayal of Ray Kroc, the fellow whose unfettered ambition made McDonald’s the multinational billion-dollar fast-food chain that it is today. You want to despise him, it goes without saying (hey, this...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 1 December, 2016

Aloha At the Treehouse Ever felt like a trip to Hawaii but just can’t afford the flights? This Friday Aloha Baby, the brand new Hawaiian trio, will be presenting two luscious sets of silky steel-guitar instrumentals and kitsch Hapa Haole classics...


Passing Parcels – From the Great Northern to Falls

They’re our latest international success story: a bunch of boys from Byron who’ve cracked Berlin. Louie Swain and Noah Hill spoke with The Echo about the musical homecoming of The Parcels. So how was it, from Byron to Berlin? What made...


Byron GM makes case for rate rise

Byron Shire Council general manager Ken Gainger has played down the possibility of introducing specific levies to help pay for an infrastructure backlog, saying such proposals ‘currently have no basis in statutory authority.’


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: the kids aren’t alright

When I was a kid we went skating. There was a drive-in. A cafe with booths that we gathered at, eating burgers and playing Space Invaders. There was a regular Blue Light Disco. And I lived in a shitty...


Jobs, national security, sugar tax: local MP Q&A

Hans Lovejoy As the federal parliamentary year winds towards its close, The Echo asked a few questions of local Richmond MP Justine Elliot. They relate to bills currently before both the lower house and upper house, or senate. First up,...


Local Nationals MLC defends ‘biodiversity’ laws

Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has defended his government's newly introduced acts which environmentalists say will open the gate to large-scale land clearing, threaten vulnerable species and ‘significantly weaken wildlife, soil and water protections.’


Mono in the lineup for second world title

Byron Bay’s Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart made history by winning the first ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship in California in 2015 and plans to defend his crown later this year.


Disabled surfers need a hand

The Disabled Surfers Association is having a gathering at Clarkes Beach in Byron Bay this Saturday December 3, and is looking for volunteers to help on the day. Saturday is International Disabled Day and volunteers as well as the disabled...


Byron junior on target for gold

Junior archer Ben Lyon has taken out the gold medal by winning the South Queensland Archery Society 2016 Matchplay Championships. Ben was part of the 8-person Byron Shire Archery Club team that travelled to Samford in southern Queensland last week for the competition.


Futsalroo needs help for US tour

Mullumbimby High School’s Krista Ruehe has started a crowdfunding campaign to help her get to the United States to compete in the Australian U/19 futsal team. In September Krista was named Most Valuable Player at the National futsal tournament in...


Brunswick Valley dancers stage sell-out end of year show

More than 200 dancers from Brunswick Valley School of Dance put on an end-of-year spectacular at the Murwillumbah Civic centre over November 19 and 20. The concert was made up of 50 individual dances and the themes of the concert...


All even after Byron tackled Rovers

Byron’s young Wildcats and Rams put in some gutsy performances in Friday’s penultimate round of the Football Far North Coast Summer Youth League to come away with one hard-won point apiece.


Byron XI beaten by table leaders

Byron Bay couldn’t back up last week’s form and failed to chase down a solid total set by competition leaders Tintenbar-East Ballina in the Coastal League cricket competition last weekend. Playing at home on Kingsford Smith Oval (south) the Tintenbar-East...


‘Best in the world’ for Byron resort

The highest international award for interior design was bestowed upon Elements of Byron resort last Friday when they won Best Hotel Design at the Society of British Interior Design International Design Awards.


Close shave at Byron Farmers’ Market

Farmers at the Byron Farmers’ Market have been growing more than just great local produce of late. During November, they have also been growing beards and moustaches to help raise money for Movember, a global men’s health initiative.


The Farm: Benevolent vegetable empire grows

More of The Farm’s space is being used in partnership with local organisations such as Liberation Larder to grow staple vegetables for the community.


Picnic with the Wild Goats

The goats of the Byron Bay lighthouse are no longer there but they provided inspiration for a new boutique catering business called Wild Goat Events.


The Salad Book

Belinda Jeffery’s latest book, The Salad Book, has just come out, perfectly timed for summer.


Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.