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Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Morning Tea

Susan Tsicalas, President, BVCAG The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group (BVCAG) recently held a raffle, a couple of bucket shakes and...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

May 17, 2017

Issue 31.49

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In this Issue:

Shining Light in the Darkroom

Pultizer prize-winning journalist Susan Faludi is on her way to Byron Bay for a special out-of-season event for Byron Writers Festival at Byron Theatre on 31 May.


A Man Apart in Bello

British singer/songwriter Ben Ottewell has announced the impending release of his third solo album A Man Apart on 25 May.


Things he carries around

When you look up the word humble in the dictionary it should have a picture of Troy Cassar-Daly beside it.



It’s not every day that this reviewer agrees with a movie’s rating out of 10 on IMDb, but the 2.2 for this vile little concoction is hard to argue with.


Culture Roundup – Thursday 18 May

Byron Bay’s Surf Alley comes alive this weekend when a team of Byron’s most talented street artists transform the area off Jonson Street that was once nicknamed ‘spew alley’.


Cinema Review – Alien: Covenant

The lasting impression made by Prometheus (2012) was that director Ridley Scott is more comfortable in ancient Rome than outer space. Confused and confusing, it was ordinary at best.


Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 17 May

Legendary New York jazz drummer Joe Farnsworth’s Prime Time Quartet is returning for another mind-blowing performance at Club Mullum this Saturday.


Wilkinson fighting hard in Rio

After a couple of dud results in the last two Australian events Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson is on his way to a solid result at the Oi Rio Pro at Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Giants on a roll after stirring victory

The Mullumbimby Giants have made it three wins from four starts after their 16–10 defeat of the more fancied Cudgen Hornets on Sunday. By any measure, the game was an absolute ball-tearer.


Mixed results for Shores United

Shores Juniors were involved in their fist ever trip to the new field at Shara Boulevard and the U14s looked really excited for their clash against Casino two weeks ago.


Thousands enjoy Byron Triathlon

More than 1,000 participants and an estimated 2,000 spectators were on hand to witness racing over four distances in the Byron Bay Triathlon last Saturday.


BCPS takes to the sporting fields

Girls soccer, cross-country running and cheerleading are all on the sports agenda at the Byron Community Public School. Our girls recently played in an all-girls soccer gala day in Ballina. Many of the girls had not played soccer before. We played four games and had one win.


Beez lose and give up grandfinal spot

The Byron Beez basketballers went down to the Ballina Breakers last Saturday night and missed out on a place in next week’s grandfinal of the Sunshine Conference.


Byron rugby scores double win

It was a return to wet-weather rugby union and winning for Byron Bay when they hosted Casino at home on Saturday. The firsts had a solid victory beating the Casino Bulls  40–5. Craig scored a hat trick of tries and was...


Bluedogs win 3–1

The Bangalow Bluedogs football team beat Oxley Vale Attunga 3–0 in the fourth round of the FFA Cup played in Coffs Harbour last Saturday. The Bluedogs started slowly and conceded a goal in the first minute, according to coach Neil...


Elixiba of life

Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson When your editor lets you know of a new eatery that transformed his wife from decidedly frazzled to cheerful after a single drink, I know it’s worth checking out. Open since January, Elixiba’s name is...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The Botox talk

Today Ivy asked me what Botox is. She’s eight. She’d found a humorous card on my bookshelf that depicts a 1950s mother and daughter with the caption ‘You’re never too young for Botox!’. She wanted to know (a) what is Botox and (b) should she be having it?


Meet you at Tullys

By: Vivienne Pearson If I were writing this as a work of fiction, Tully would be the name of a dog; a much-loved dog that eats a lot. For, you see, it was a dog (a much-loved dog that eats a...


Wednesday 17 May – Food Producers Panel Night 

Once a month Lisa Laing and Penny Loughnan from ‘The Gathering’ invite a selection of local Byron Bay entrepreneurs to each share their unique story at Combi in Fletcher St Byron Bay. This Wednesday night (tonight) The Gathering have invited...


Activated Grain Method

Those of you who are health conscious are often a bit uncertain about eating bread and grains. If you are gluten free, you may find some of the commercial offerings a bit dry. According to Todd Cameron, known to many...


Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...