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

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Byron master surfers score at NSW championships

Byron’s Neil Cameron finished in the runner-up position in the over-65 division of the 2021 NSW Surfmasters Titles held at North Boomerang beach on the Barrington Coast last week.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Morning Tea

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

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

May 31, 2017

Issue 31.51

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In this Issue:

Spicer’s war on sexism

Tracey Spicer isn’t your usual news broadcaster.


Watermelon Wonderland

Verity Nunan’s exhibition Watermelon Wonderland is a playful exploration of the female form expressed in irrepressible colour with liberated lines evoking the primitive and joyous nature of the female form.


Riebl Yell

Most people know songwriter and musician Felix Riebl from The Cat Empire.


Culture Roundup – Thursday 1, June

This weekend Byron Ballet is staging a return season of their most spectacular show to date, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with four public performances.


Have to Believe it’s Magic!

Asher Treleaven (La Soirée) and Gypsy Wood (Miss Cage Dance Universe Australia) are Peter & Bambi Heaven, the Gold Coast’s most deluded dancing magicians, and they’re about to explode into Brunswick Picture House.


Cinema Review – Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrGyD4kHTSE For time out of mind, the climax of any story would be withheld until all avenues of character development and plot turnings were explored. Not any more. The diminished attention span of today’s audience and its craving for instant...


Crowdfunding launched to establish local renewable energy production

Local not-for-profit COREM has a vision to make the area a national leader in climate action and at their recent Renew Fest festival they launched their next crowdfunding campaign to fund their 2017 goals.


Drill Hall actors take to international stage

Actors from the Drill Hall Theatre Company have been working hard with Welsh director Ray Thomas as they practise for their international tour. They are mounting a co-production of the Australian play Do Not Go Gentle by Patricia Cornelius with The Everyman Theatre from Cardiff.


Byron cycleway plans in motion

A cycleway expert will be sought by Byron Shire Council to review the current design for on- road cycleways around Byron Bay after councillors voted in favour at Thursday’s meeting.


Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 31 May

BBQ Blues & Brews Raised on rattlesnake venom and moonshine, the Burning Hands Band play dance music from a forgotten time. Swing, shuffle and the hypnotic train beat, playing traditional blues music in a time-honoured fashion. Featuring double bass, harmonica,...


Indigenous craft the focus of new girls group

A new girls group called Nalia Dubay (Bundjalung for group of girls) has launched, thanks to funds from both the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) and the Department of Family and Community Services.


Rams tackle Rovers 4-0

After weeks of FFA Cup qualifiers and an early season disrupted by weather, the Northern Hotel Byron Bay Rams face a busy schedule to get back on track in the FFNC Premiership season.


World champ ready to defend local adaptive surfing title

Crystal Cylinders A larger-than-ever field of talented surfers is expected to compete when the far north coast of New South Wales plays host to the second annual nudie Australian Adaptive Surfing Titles over June 24–25, 2017. Defending nudie champion and International...


Undermanned Giants run down by Brothers

Losing your playmaker before the break always hurts when a game of rugby league enters its desperate hours. The Mullumbimby Giants faded to be beaten 26–18 by Marist Brothers in their NRRRL clash at Les Donnelly Field, but the result in no way reflects the intensity and closeness of the contest.


Sails on the water at Fingal Head

Tweed Valley Sailing Club members from Uki, Burringbar, Ocean Shores, Kingscliff, Fingal Head and even a few from north of the border are back from their break, keen racers again in the 7th Winter Series. In the first race of...


Sandcrabs fall to Moonshiners but Byron firsts take the win against...

Byron Bay first grade notched up a convincing win beating Casuarina Beach 28–5 at home in the Far North Coast Rugby championship on Saturday. To date the Byron side has had a stop-start season and the win will help them...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box – Corby can’t profit but the media...

In the next six weeks three of my daughters will be heading overseas for around six months each. It’s a nerve-wracking time for a parent and so far I’ve only had one major piece of advice to give them. Don’t be a drug mule.


Festival of the Stone

Sunday 11 June from 4-10pm you can join Stone & Wood for a night that celebrates community, live music and the release of their 2017Stone Beer while raising money for Liberation Larder and Bay FM. Yes, the Festival of the...


Long-lost family recipe found

Recently, Sarah Wheeler discovered a long-lost heirloom recipe. Her grandma was Helena Tellerman (nee Ungar), who came as a Jewish refugee to London in 1939 from Berlin with Sarah’s father and grandfather. Sarah says, ‘She made the most amazing...


Coffee at the Festival

Just like fine food and wine, a certain finesse helps when selecting fine coffee. Bun Coffee is a local Byron business, and Bun’s master roaster David has handpicked three of his favourite Single Origins for festival-goers to sample throughout...


Gavin Hughes – Byron at Byron resort and spa

Gavin Hughes is head chef at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, a position he has held since the resort opened back in December 2004. Gavin is a true advocate of all things local, ensuring the restaurant adopts a...


Byron Farmers Market celebrity chef visit

Born and raised in the culinary capital of Milan, Italy, Luca Ciano says that he inherited his passion for food from his family; he started cooking at the age of eight with his mum and grandma. ‘Keep it simple,...


Ben Devlin – Paper Daisy

Raised in Byron Bay among a family of chefs and cooks, Ben Devlin is back on his home turf as head chef of the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide’s NSW Regional Restaurant of the Year – Paper Daisy...


Ten massive corporations dominate our global food system

With a focus on profits above all else, they promote unsustainable agricultural practices that pollute the air and water, degrade precious soils, are cruel to animals, and speed up the loss of biodiversity. The system demands huge volumes of perfect-looking...


Beach Byron hosts Stone & Wood dinner

As you may have read in these pages last week, Byron Bay brewing company Stone & Wood was for the second year running awarded Champion Large Australian Brewery at the 2017 Australian International Beer Awards as well as winning...


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...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.