December 14, 2016
In this Issue:
Under The Sun Media, a team which says it has dozens of documentary films and ‘literally hundreds’ of live large-footprint high-population shows and broadcasts to their credit, plan to base operations locally.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_itBfEC_TI In these less than optimistic times, it is imperative that we be grateful for tender mercies. Having seen the previews for this, I anticipated with dread another gross-out in the style of The Hangover and Bridesmaids, so to say...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnAlR_RTaw8 There are the grand passions that, in the dark, the big screen delivers in a calculated, perfectly sound-tracked tsunami of emotion – love and desire foremost among them. Overlooked, perhaps because it is so subtle and quiet, so everyday,...
Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J are one of the fastest-rising hip-hop acts in Australia and are quickly gaining the attention of international tastemakers. Able to whip crowds into a frenzy, at just 23 Remi Kolawole found...
Matt thunders and captivates Thundering riffs, wailing vocals, high-energy crescendos, captivating acapella, unorthodox guitar work and original storytelling are the backbone of a Matt Stillert show. Matt’s unique sounds range from soul-soothing folk melodies to high-energy foot-stomping alt-blues/rock, displaying a dynamic...
The Wonderbabe Collective have been artists-in-residence at NORPA for the last two weeks developing a new work called The Adventures of Wonderbabe – a live storytelling performance set to a thumping DJ set, made for music and cultural festivals. A young woman...
A dispute over adequate consultation for a proposed fixed-wireless tower in Coorabell is just one of many issues residents face as NBN Co and Visionstream forge ahead in constructing the tower.
A legal challenge by residents who will be affected by Council’s Byron Bay Butler Street bypass looks set to be heard in court after a recent mediation conference failed to come to any compromise.
While National Party-aligned councillor Alan Hunter seeks permanency for a large self-storage facility on his Myocum farm at this week’s council meeting, the former mayoral candidate has been found to have breached council’s code of conduct.
Have we lost our humanity? It’s a question Peter Walker was asking as he set off on a walk from Byron Bay’s Railway Park to raise awareness for those left languishing in Australia’s detention camps.
From its beginnings operating out of a panel van in the early 70s through to its transformation into a community-owned enterprise in 1983, Santos has strived to meet the needs of the local community. Now the business plans to give back.
Aslan Shand, daughter of the late founding Echo editor Nicholas Shand, has returned to Byron Shire with her family and has immediately bunkered down into The Echo editorial HQ.
Festival of Design The creative community of Byron Bay are proud to announce their first ever major collaboration with the launch of The Byron Bay Festival of Design. Celebrating the best and most artistic local designer brands, musicians and food creatives,...
With 2016 drawing to a close, Beach Hotel general manager Elke Van Haandel looks forward to Sunday’s Local Xmas Day for a big community get-together! She spoke with The Echo about what’s in store! What is the idea of your Locals'...
Once upon a time people had this thing called a ‘moral compass’. Once commonplace, in these modern times it has become a relic of the past. Something you’d find on the $2 table at Vinnies. Or free on Byron Swap and Sell.
These days when a restaurant changes hands in Byron, there’s often a crew of PR/social-media managers, interior designers and menu consultants in the background, so it’s refreshing to see Carmen and FC doing all the work themselves after taking over Succulent Café in Byron Street, Byron.
Ayurveda is a hard word to spell, but learning its etymology (the origin of words) has helped me find the right keys to strike.
How cold do you like your ice-cream? How about –196 degrees Celsius?
Sixteen riders spread across three grades and eight clubs from the local region competed in the first race of the Summer Criterium series in Byron Bay on the weekend.
What do you get when you cross The Poinciana, Harvest, and The Bruns Pub?
Bangalow-based team The Bar has won the 2016 AFL9s spring social competition for the third year in a row.
Alstonville, Byron Bay and Lennox Head are all hoping to press for a position in the top four of the 2016–2017 Coastal Cricket League after taking four wins each in the early part of the season.
Byron Bay's ’Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart has successfully defended his world title at the 2016 Stance International Surfing Association World Adaptive Surfing Championship at San Diego in California.