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The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

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Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.

February 22, 2017

Issue 31.37

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review – The Great Wall

The Great Wall There is a lot of fighting in this – in fact, that is about all there is to it. The action sequences are connected by a narrative thread, I’m sure, but I nodded off frequently and every...


Cinema Review: Hidden Figures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo Not many of us can imagine how it must feel to be treated with institutionalised contempt and disregard – unless, that is, you’re a refugee seeking sanctuary in the Land of the Fair Go . This is one of...


The Genius of Gales

Eric Gales was heralded as a child prodigy. When as a 16-year-old he released his debut album with The Eric Gales Band on Elektra Records they heralded a second coming of Jimi Hendrix. And in a sense it was. Growing...


Off His Noodle

Now’s your chance to introduce little comedy fans to Australia’s most visually compelling comedian in his natural habitat, onstage, performing for the pure joy of it – for kids. Noodlenut sees Frank use his formidable talents to entertain the...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 23 February, 2017

Simple Songs This month’s Uke Night at Club Mullum with Miss Amber and Stukulele and band features the crew on the floor with the ukers for two sets of easy-play songs. Come along and request your favourite song and you...


Brunswick Heads WWI memorial slated for tourist use

Plans to erect ‘structures’ around protected Coastal Cypress Pine trees planted 100 years ago to remember those who died in WWI have sparked anger from long-time locals who want the site registered and protected.


Motorist gets parking fine withdrawn

A fine for parking in a disabled space in the Byron Woolies carpark has been withdrawn by Byron Shire Council after the motorist challenged whether the signage was visible and whether council could legally patrol the area.


Dawn Walker prepares for life in Macquarie Street

The replacement for Greens MLC Jan Barham has now been settled, after a close vote between Tweed Heads resident Dawn Walker and former staffer to the late Dr John Kaye MP, Kelly Marks, who is based in Sydney.


The long story of staying trim

Bob McTavish knows the surfing history of the Bay. He should, because he’s a major part of it. McTavish’s own philosophy reflects the underlying ethos of this weekend’s Byron Bay Surf Festival, where it’s not about competition but about the culture of surfing.


Chasing the Caravana Sun

Described by Rolling Stone as ‘soul-baring’, Caravana Sun has been touring the world festival and live-show circuit with joyous abandon, doing 500 shows in five years, and have earned themselves serious accolades in the music industry. Their seamless mix...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Family Fun at Artisan Markets Families are in for a great evening at the Byron Artisan Markets this Saturday with a jumping castle, face painting, Shorty the Clown, and upbeat retro tunes, kicking off at 4pm. Byron Markets manager Karen...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Goodbye Boho

Surely we have reached Peak Boho. Surely this trend that kicked off in 2002 is on its last faded cheesecloth-covered legs. If I see any more pseudo-gypsies in flowing dresses attempting to typify the lifestyle of free spirits and hippies in the 1960s and 70s by dressing up as someone who looks like a free spirit, I’ll scream.


When the Joy of Surfing is a Given

  Given is the simple yet powerfully contemplative story of a unique family legacy come full circle. Told through the visceral experiences of a 6-year-old, Given follows legendary surfers Aamion and Daize Goodwin from their island home of Kauai through...


Byron Bay AFL ready for 2017

The Byron Magpies AFL team is in deep pre-season training as it seeks to retain the premiership, but the coach is still on the lookout for new players. ‘The Magpies seniors and reserves training is well under way with the...


Colnan and Gumbleton claim two-man Ambrose at Teven

Peter Blackwood Colnan and Gumbleton took  the honours in the Two-man Ambrose competition played at Teven Golf Club last Saturday. Geoff Colnan and Paul Gumbleton won the game (Net 27,1/4) beating off Bill Wayte and Greg Unwin (Net 27,5/8) and Robert...


Fun in the water for Shearwater students

Shearwater students from classes 4 to 11 enjoyed their annual swimming carnival where the focus was on fun and fitness at Mullumbimby Pool last week. High school students from Shearwater competed for places in the school’s regionals team with some...


Junior Beez sting Yamba

The junior boys Byron Beez basketball squad of up to 40 players won all three of their age grades at the Yamba Junior Prawn Carnival earlier this month. The local club sent down an U/12 team, two U/14 teams and...


Byron Bay and Le-Ba fall short at Australian Boardriders’ final

Crystal Cylinders The Australian Boardriders Battle Series National Final saw Byron Bay and Lennox-Ballina compete with another 22 clubs from all around the country for the honour of being declared Australia’s top surf team. The local clubs qualified through the...


Final four make the cut in Major Pairs at Mullum Bowls

Michael Burke Four teams are left competing for the Major Pairs at the Mullum Ex-Services Bowling Club after the quarters were played in blustery conditions on the weekend. Dave Moor and Jeff Morgan cruised to a 32–15 win over Mike Nicholls...


Surfing is a festival for Paola

Paola Zlaltar is a local entrepreneur and avid surfer who will be celebrating at Surf Festival this weekend after falling in love with the sport 15 years ago. ‘I am a passionate surfer and I used to be part of...


A stockpot full of praise

Stockpot Kitchen based at the Bangalow Bowling Club.


Family evening in Byron

My wife and I visited the Byron Artisan Markets in Railway Park last Saturday night after dinner.


Endless Summer Seafood Feast

The next Blake’s Table will feature local seafood legend Rob Moir of Northern Rivers Seafood.


Top chefs at Harvest’s ‘Regional Dinner’

Would you like to eat, in the one night, the food of some of the best chefs of the extended ‘region’?


Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

Read all about it…

Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions historical charts and photos of...