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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago,...

Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

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

19-yr-old charged after alleged Mercedes joy ride in Tweed shire

A 19-year-old Tweed Heads South man faces a string of charges related to car theft on the Northern Rivers.

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

July 19, 2017

Issue 32.06

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In this Issue:

10 Years of Mullum Music

This year marks 10 years of Mullum Music Festival, a unique festival that presents music within the confines of the village, filling halls, pubs and clubs with local, national and international artists – an untried formula that has proven its merit by offering patrons and participating artists a very different experience.


Making it Real: Get Your Dream Job after SAE

Since graduating from SAE Byron Bay with a Bachelor of Audio, passionate music fanatic Leo Guardo relocated to Melbourne to become an audio engineer specialising in post-production sound for film, television, advertising and the web.


Indie Singers Join Forces

Indie-pop chameleon Georgia Fields and live-looping wunderkind Phia present a very special afternoon of musical dexterity, as they share the stage and each other’s songs – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to Casio, electric guitar to tambourine.


Cheeky Cabaret locks it in

With one of the stars of La Soiree making his way for another insanely amazing performance as part of Cheeky Cabaret at the Brunswick Picture House this weekend, it seemed only fitting that The Echo should drill down into what makes Denis Lock tick.


Cinema Review: The Beguiled

For some reason that I cannot fathom, I still hear people rave about Sofia Coppola’s Lost In Translation (2003) – I suspect it has something to do with Bill Murray’s cult following.


Patt instils confidence through woodwork

Doing the Woodwork for Women courses with Patt Gregory in Mullumbimby is about more than learning how to saw straight, though that is an important skill you will learn.


The chance kindness of strangers can lead to amazing things

Helping children and vulnerable communities in South Africa is what the Kindling Foundation does and now you have a chance to get involved. Jen Kyna


Culture Roundup: Thursday, 20 July

Ocean Shores Country Club is bringing the laughs to the top end of the Shire with a monthly free comedy room – running the first Tuesday of the month and featuring internationally and nationally renowned comedy acts and Byron’s Own and Favourite Comedy MC, Mandy Nolan.


Time for Rock’n’Roll at Byron Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival will feature stars of the Australian music industry who not only can hold a tune but also can hold a pen, and have written or co-written revealing memoirs, and a novel. Read on for more about...



Their new album Timeless Groove Too captures this to a tee. Trent Morgan chatted with The Echo about their new release.


Our Flick needs some new wheels, and you can help

As an able-bodied person I very rarely think of life from the perspective of a person with a disability. I walk the streets without noticing the 5cm lip of the pavement hitting the road or the step into a shop that makes access impossible for a person in a wheelchair.


Poems sought on local beauty

Have you ever waxed lyrical about this place in which you live? The beauty of the Byron Shire is to be immortalised by locals and visitors alike who have a chance to express their love of this land in 60 words or fewer.


Byron Council extends feedback on land strategy

Byron Shire Council has extended the exhibition period for the revised draft Byron Shire Rural Land Use Strategy. The closing date for submissions is now Monday July 24.


Future of Bruns fish co-op site still up in air

The recent closure of Brunswick Heads Seafood, previously the old fish co-op, has led to a range of questions regarding the development of the site.


Live Music Roundup : Wednesday, 19 July

Lush vocal harmonies, excellent musicianship and magic songcraft feature in Monkey & the Fish’s second studio album A Place of Hope.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Sleeping with Strangers

It’s 6.10am. My leg is touching his. I look at his thigh as it presses against mine. Who would have thought our relationship was going to get this physical this soon? Our shoulders brush.


Rams trample Cobras at Casino

Young Rams attacker Sam Shepherd scored a hat-trick for the Premier Rams. Story & photo Dogwhistle  Byron Bay’s Northern Hotel Rams continue to dominate the Football Far North Coast championships with both Reserve Grade and Premier League teams scoring emphatic victories...


Free cycling safety workshop

Cycling is an efficient form of transport and a healthy pastime and sport. However, cyclists should be aware of their responsibilities to those they ride with, other motorists and pedestrians. To learn how to be a safer and more skilled cyclist...


Byron’s ticker too much for Tweed’s bluste

The Red Devils’ fullback, Brett ‘Sidestep’ Kelly figured prominently in Byron’s win over the Raiders on Sunday. Story & photo John Campbell There are a lot of factors that contribute to winning a game of rugby league, no matter at what...


Hogan’s a hero for Mullum bowls

Scott Hogan is all concentration during the Men’s Major Singles Final. Photo supplied   A big week was played out at the Mullumbimby bowls club with Clint Marsh, Phill Brassington and Terry Fenwick defeating Clint Marsh (swinging lead), Bob Rose and...


McDonagh cleans up Skullcandy’s U16s

Mikey McDonagh at last week’s Skullcandy. Photo Ethan Smith/SNSW   Crystal Cylinders Lennox Head’s Mikey McDonagh and Nyxie Ryan, along with Byron Bay’s Rasmus King, had excellent results at the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open when it wrapped up last Wednesday at Lennox...


Sunday’s the day for Shand

Brian Mollet The Sunday sporting heroes of the Shand series made their way to Lomath Oval after an overnight rain scare to find the famous turf neatly shaven as a bikini model and pregnant for play. The Suffolk Swingers took time...


Origin trophy returns as Shores win three grades

Patricky Cassidy scoring in a great win for the Men’s 6th division team. Photo Michelle Begg   Marc Patten Shores United had victories in all three grades last Saturday with a great win away in 1st grade, 2–1 v Tintenbar. The improving 6...


Wine, women and 5-course menu

An online wine club for women, the Fabulous Ladies Wine Society, is hosting a wine soiree at the beautiful Byron at Byron resort. The evening will feature a 5-course menu created by head chef Gavin Hughes and two 100 per cent certified organic McLaren Vale...


Salt of the Earth Lunch

If you went to last year’s Sample Food Festival lunch, then you’ll probably be buying tickets to this year’s Sample Food Festival lunch, that will be held at the Byron Bay Golf Club. Sarah Swan of 100 Mile Table is...


Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.