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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

April 26, 2017

Issue 31.46

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In this Issue:

All that Glittas!

Glitta Supernova is the cult pioneer of sexual performance art, bringing red-light surrealism to intimacy and objectification.


Culture Roundup – April 27

The front carpark of the Byron Bay Brewery will light up this Saturday from 4-10pm when it’s taken over by 20 food trucks, live music and family fun entertainment.


Cinema Review – Their Finest

There is a tendency to view a lot of films from an earlier period as unsophisticated, if not downright hokey.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 26 April, 2017

From the happy shores of Hawaii come two of the hottest performers on the world circuit: Dustin Thomas (USA) and Elijah Ray (USA), and the Australian debut of North Carolina-based producer/performer Numatik, in one unforgettable night of music and message.


Byron council won’t change holiday park boundaries

Byron Shire councillors have voted not to negotiate with the NSW Crown Lands Holiday Parks Trust over its holiday park boundaries at Brunswick Heads, amid locals concerns at what they say is a trust ‘land grab’ .


Byron council rejects heliport at Tyagarah

Byron Shire Council resolved last Thursday that it ‘does not support and thus removes any reference to commercial helicopter operations or activities operating at Tyagarah Airfield, including construction of a heliport’.


Buttery starts free rehab program

The Buttery rehabilitation service is starting a new free program to allow more people to get help with their drug and alcohol problems without joining a residential program.


Move to make Byron plastic bag free

Plastic Free Byron, an association of eight local not-for-profit environmental organisations and community groups, is leading a voluntary plastic bag boycott in Byron Bay, to be in full effect by July 31.


Byron Bay FC collects silverware

Aaron Walker was too strong for the Rovers, taking two goals to give the Rams the Anzac Cup. Photo Dogwhistle Dogwhistle and John McKay Byron Bay FC’s Rails Hotel Wildcats capped an outstanding pre-season run taking home the B Division silverware...


State champion swimmer

Mullumbimby swim-team member Amber Borthwick won the 100m breaststroke at the recent Combined High School State Swimming Championship in Sydney and backed it up with a silver medal in the 100m backstroke.


Titanic help for junior giants

Mullumbimby U/6 players Tahj Kelly and Rickie Archibald with Bostyn Hakaraua, an U/20s development ambassador for the Titans, who visited the area and generously donated a huge amount of gear in support of the local club’s losses from the...


Giants win at home to claim Grant Cook Cup

The Giants (blue and gold) raised the inaugural Grant Cook Cup after beating the Mustangs 16–10. Photo Wayan Watkins John Campbell The Mullumbimby rugby league team won their first home game of 2017 beating the Murwillumbah Mustangs 16–10. Back with bells on...


Groms push their talent

Groms push their talent Thirteen-year-old Nyxie Ryan from Lennox Head continued her winning streak with excellent results over past weekends with two wins in two different states. Nyxie dominated the Cadet Girls division with an excellent 16.77 two-wave score earned in...


Byron Nipper claims state prize

Matilda Shirley has capped off her time in Nippers by winning the NSW Junior Life Saver of the Year award in Sydney at Easter. Matilda is from the Byron Bay SLSC and was awarded the prize after impressing the judges...


Byron Bay rugby loses to Pioneers in grandfinal replay

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay rugby team lost 30–22 against the Wollongbar Alstonville Pioneers playing away in a replay of last year’s grandfinal on the weekend. The side may have lost in the final minutes of the game, just as it...


Cinema Review : The Country Doctor

Every good movie has one great scene. In this it comes when the locum in a nondescript French village finds herself on a bootscootin’ dancefloor while a twangy country band plays Ghost Riders in the Sky.


Byron basketballers lose at home as Grafton Vikings plunder

Jenny Ogle The buzz of the Byron Beez basketball teams was muffled last weekend by a very determined Grafton Vikings. Round seven saw the Vikings descend on the Beez’ home base at the Cavanbah Centre with intent and both the local...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The epigenetics of mother blame

I’m imagining the song from Frozen where Elsa sings ‘Do you want to build a snow man’. Except in my mind, it’s not the snow, but she’s playing in one of those play parks but the climbing frame isn’t a climbing frame, it’s your DNA.


Different Beets

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson Ready for a word-association game? I say (okay, type) a word and you say the first word that comes into your mind. Here we go… Me: Vegan food. You: … Okay, let me guess. Salad? Veges?...


Bucha (that’s Kombucha) of Byron

By Vivienne Pearson If someone is reading this story out loud to you, you would be forgiven for thinking that this is a story about a new place to buy meat. But see it written and you think kombucha, the...


All in the design

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson The importance of design in cafes and restaurants What is the most important factor in deciding where to eat out? The menu, the wine list, or maybe the friendliness of the staff who greet you?...


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.