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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

Other News

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Interview with Mell and Zara from the Byron Comedy Fest

After a year under a COVID-19 hiatus, The Byron Comedy Fest is back! Next Thursday sees this fledgling event open the doors to its second weekend presenting all that is fabulous and funny. Set on the Byron beachfront at the Byron Surf Club and styled as a classy bespoke beachside speakeasy, this event is the creative lovechild of besties Zara Noruzi and Mell Coppin.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

March 29, 2017

Issue 31.42

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In this Issue:

John Safran’s Extreme Sorts

Let me tell you something about interviewing people. It’s very often disappointing. Especially when it’s someone you’ve been in awe of.


Cinema Review – Beauty and the Beast

It’s an evergreen story, is it not? A gorgeous girl falls in love with and ultimately transforms a grotesque bloke – is it ever told the other way around, with a handsome hero and an ugly trollop as the...


Cinema Reveiw – Life

With rare exceptions to the rule – usually provided by Steven Spielberg – literature and cinema have generally led us to accept that outer space will only greet mankind with frightening malevolence. And so it is here, but what...


Singing Your Radiance

Visionary musical artist Tina Malia and her sonic creations feature at this Byron Spirit Festival. ‘Music, through its sheer beauty, has the power to free the heart, uplift the soul and connect communities all over the world. When we gather...


Live Music Roundup – 31 March 2017

Splendour in the Grass local tix Okay, the dates have been set and local tickets are going to be on sale at the Hotel Great Northern on Sunday from 10am until 4pm. That’s for all you Splendour lovers who live...


Bluesfest loves Lucy

Over the years, Bluesfest has unearthed some impressive talent. One such star on the rise is singer/songwriter Lucy Gallant, who has just returned from the US. Lucy, what took you to the US? I was invited by Peter Noble to go...


Culture Roundup – 30 March 2017

Funny & Dusty Hailing from South Africa, Dusty Rich is a self-confessed comedic space-warrior riding a living volcano with one hand whipping the reins and the other gingerly fingering the lava-hot truth that flows freely down all sides – smothering...


Open your hips and your heart will follow

This week sees Byron Spirit Festival take the festival of the body to the streets of Mullumbimby. Tahl Rinsky is co-owner and practitioner for Creature Yoga. For her, yoga involves a very individual approach that brings the community together as...


Wild dreams

The talented crew at Circus Arts present their Term 1 Showcase My Wildest Dreams this week. Kate Priddle from Circus Arts filled The Echo in on what is in store! What is Wildest Dreams about? Wildest Dreams is about the students...


Saying her piece

This week Art Piece Gallery in Mullumbimby celebrates ten years of exhibiting the work of our local artists. It is a significant achievement in an industry where galleries open and close as quickly as eyes can blink. Art Piece...


Ocean Shores swimming club sends 17 to state championships

Seventeen local swimmers who will compete in Sydney next week all train with coach Adrian Filipic at Ocean Shores Aquatics. All the swimmers through a range of school meets have qualified to compete for their region at the Sydney Olympic...


Doug Walton wins wet Mullum Open golf day

Doug Walton won the Mullumbimby Open played in heavy and soggy conditions last Saturday. All up 126 competitors  braved the wet conditions. Doug Walton (Palm Meadows) was the Overall Gross Winner as well as the 2017 Open Winner with 69 gross. Jay...


Local tennis boys make history

For the first time in history North East Tennis has won the Tennis Australia 12 Years Boys State Teams Event held in Bathurst last weekend. Playing a round robin of singles and doubles against the best teams from all regions...


Top results for Byron’s new triathlon club at Kingscliff

Every member of the new Byron Tri Club who entered the Kingscliff Triathlon on Sunday earned a place on the podium. Matt Slee came third in the Olympic Open Men’s in a time of one hour and 54 minutes, backing...


Black skies and low winds challenge Tweed River sailors

Alison Blatcher Overcoming slight winds, Gary McCrohon was able to claim the last Laser race in the summer series held by the Tweed Valley Sailing Club the Sunday before last. John Hayward (Laser) led the pack for a while, even ahead...


The Beach Hotel wins inaugural Byron Shire Cricket Cup

The Beach Hotel was able to claim first-time bragging rights when they beat the Hotel Brunswick in the Byron Shire Cricket Cup earlier this month. The charity match is scheduled to become an annual event between two of the Shire’s...


Seniors offered subsidised learn-to-play golf lessons

Bookings are now being taken for six-week Golf for Seniors programs at Murwillumbah and Ocean Shores that are designed for anyone aged 55 and over who wants to learn to play golf. The programs have been put together by the...


Wilkinson set for five-metre waves predicted for WSL

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson is heading into the second event of the 2017 WSL tour at Margaret River this week in WA as number two in the world after his runner-up finish at Snapper Rocks. The event is forecast...


When the Vanns are shakin’

Hailing from the New South Wales town of Kiama, The Vanns burst from the shadows of their rusty farm shed two years ago to deliver the sound of infectious earthy guitar-driven rock. They have just released the EP Shake the...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sock Theory

I have 132 odd socks. Each week the count goes up. I gather them in a basket in my laundry in the hope that one day they will be re-united with their lost sock mates. The basket of lost...


Neil Perry headlines premium Byron food festival dinner

The inaugural Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival has announced Neil Perry AM as guest chef at the festival’s highly anticipated opening night Mixed Dozen Gala Dinner on Friday 2 June. Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential...


Two local cookbooks

By: Simon Haslam Locals Remy Tancred (of Sample Food Festival and now Byron Bay Fine Food Festival fame) and photographer Nelly le Comte released a third edition of Byron Bay – a food journey through the region, a 208-page cookbook...


Flow Hive harvesting at Eden at Byron

By: Aslan Shand Ever thought you’d like to learn more about bees? Eden at Byron are harvesting honey from their Flow Hive for the first time this Saturday 1 April and have decided that they are going to make it...


Wild Tahini in the tucker box

There have been many changes at the Byron Arts & Industry Estate recently. It’s a thriving place. There are new buildings sprouting up, new businesses in old buildings, and the streets are so busy that there are cars everywhere,...


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...