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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...


Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Editorial – A personal take on politics and media

Since its inception in 1986 by a bunch of ratbag hippy locals, The Echo has championed the voice of the afflicted, not the comfortable. That should be the aim of every media organisation.

June 7, 2017

Issue 31.52

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Husky’s Ghost

With the release of their new album Punchbuzz, Husky’s Gideon Preiss spoke with The Echo about recording the album and the release of their indie rock-styled single, Ghost.


Cinema Review: Wonder Woman

There is a lot more to like about this blockbuster than you might initially think. In fact, if you disregard the first and last fifteen minutes, you could even say that it is pretty good – or at least a cut above the usual superhero drivel.


From Mullum To Moscow

Last week Mullum’s very own Russian boy band Dustyesky found themselves in a most peculiar situation: this group of 50-something Aussie blokes who sing Russian working songs were a hit on Moscow media! Mark Swivel spoke with The Echo.


Culture Roundup – Thursday 8 June

Celebrating all things green and sustainable, Byron Youth Service (BYS) will be launching the Young & Green FREE Family Fun Day and Eco-Fair in partnership with Sandhills Childcare Centre this Saturday.


Cinema Review : Baywatch

Lowbrow does not necessarily equate with bad. Which in this case is just as well, for the adaptation to the big screen of David Hasselhoff’s unfathomably successful TV series is about as lowbrow as it gets.


Holding the line on education reforms

The saying goes that if you are reading this then thank a teacher. But local teachers, according to the Mullum network of Parents and Citizens (P&Cs), will be struggling with resources if the federal government’s proposed changes to educational funding go through parliament.


Crighton’s Hope & Recovery

Singer/songwriter William Crighton, based in the Hunter Valley, is known for his powerful and mesmerising live performances.


New book causes ruckus at Bangalow school

Local children’s author Tristan Bancks launched his new book at the Bangalow Public School last week with a presentation to years three through to six.


Live Music Roundup – Wednesday 7 June

Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Paradise One, with organic conscious cuisine and Si Mullumby, from Wild Marmalade, and Shai Shriki playing amazing music for a great night out.


Magpies dominate northern NSW AFL

The senior Byron Bay Magpies AFL remains undefeated this season after easily beating the Lismore Swans 21.18–144 to 2.2–14 last Friday  at the Cavanbah Centre. The blistering form of the side follows on from winning the premiership in 2016. ‘We did...


Netballers ready for the best in the state

Brunswick Byron Netball Association will field a team in U/17 Division Three in the 2017 Samsung State Championships hosted by the Baulkham Hills Shire Netball Association over the coming June long weekend. The local team will meet some of the...


BUD gave national titles their best shot

The Byron Ultimate Disc team played with plenty of determination and fun to secure a top-20 finish at the 2017 Australian Ultimate Championships held at Coolangatta Beach over the last weekend in May. The contest attracted 21 teams from all...


McDonagh eyes World Junior Championships

Lennox Head surfer Mikey McDonagh opened with a win at Bells Beach to set up a stellar season in 2017 and will be hoping to hold this form into the World Junior Championships.


Red Devils their own worst enemy

If you were told that the Byron Bay Red Devils had three tries disallowed in their NRRRL clash with Casino on Saturday, you’d likely get the impression that they were unlucky to lose.


Byron Bay archery hits the mark

The Byron Archery Club’s first annual South of the Border Showdown was a great success for all according to club president Vinnie Bleakley. The Junior Matchplay Tournament was held on Saturday May 27 at Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre and attracted...


Lennox Head rugby beats Casino as youngster shines

Lennox Head rugby scored a hard-fought 29–15 win over Casino on the weekend to put them just two competition points shy of Far North Coast rugby leaders Wollongbar-Alstonville.


Mullumbimby Giants thrashed at Tweed Heads

Playing away against the Tweed Coast Raiders the Mullumbimby side was convincingly beaten 52–0. ‘It was a little bit of a disaster,’ captain coach Sam Martin said. ‘We just have to cop it on the chin and move on’. Martin was...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Trump’s toga-town

Like him or loathe him, Donald Trump is King of the Western World. The big orange hamster has found himself on his very own wheel of good fortune, and as Emperor of All he’s fast-tracking the rest of the world to what feels an awful lot like ‘the end of days’.


New Nordic-inspired chef at the Brunswick Picture House

The new chef at the Brunswick Picture House, Dan Kellie, is differentiating himself by offering Nordic, Scandinavian and northern European cuisines. Dan, who went to school and grew up in this area, believes his food fits perfectly with the Brunswick...


Ballina Food and Wine Festival 

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond invites you to join them for their eighth Ballina Food and Wine Food Festival. The festival is a multi-day event that includes three separate events over three days. Friday 30 June, Cricketers Arms Gala Dinner...


Enter Stage ‘Right’

The Poinciana venue in Mullumbimby has undergone some big changes in the past little while, so why stop now, right? Owner Moni Emilio says there is a new chef heading up the kitchen, and a full review of the Poincy’s...


Yoga & organic gardening retreat

We are so lucky to live in the Byron Shire. Many of us practise a bit of yoga and grow some food in our gardens, or wish that we had more time for these activities. But what about spending...


‘Plastic Free Boy’ aims to save the turtles

Taking to the airwaves, speaking at film festivals and appearing on TV are just some of the experiences that Arlian Ecker’s is having as he makes his film ‘Plastic Alarm’ that raises awareness of the dangers of plastic in the ocean.


Disaster recovery payments hang in the balance for Byron shire

Help for residents of Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Billinudgel and other locally affected areas of the Byron Shire still hangs in the balance following cyclone Debbie.


Court approves Butler Street as Byron Bay bypass route

The Land and Environment Court has dismissed a resident appeal against Byron Shire Council’s plans to build a Byron Bay town centre bypass along Butler Street. The court case delayed the project by at least a year and cost the council almost half a million dollars.


Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021