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June 19, 2021

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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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Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

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...

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...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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.

August 2, 2017

Issue 32.08

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In this Issue:

Christian music

Sunshine Coast-based Christian Patey has just released his latest and most ethereal track, Can’t Get Enough.


SAE helps young DJ find his groove

Nineteen-year-old student and aspiring DJ from SAE Byron, Karime Baylis, has won a spot at a national DJ Academy in Brisbane. Only 90 were chosen from more than 3,000 applicants. This was quite a testament to Karime’s talent and the skills he’s learnt at SAE.


Cinema Review: Paris Can Wait

Obviously, being a Coppola makes it easier to get a director’s gig. Eleanor (wife of Francis) has provided us with a movie that is both a puerile and glossy travelogue of business-class France and a terminally boring homage to gluttony and pomposity.


Culture Roundup: Thursday 3 August, 2017

The laughs keep coming at the Byron Brewery with Comedy in the Garden warming up those winter woes.


Tex Talks

Tex is a funny prick. In an industry full of people who take themselves SO seriously, Perkins is a breath of fresh air.


Live Music Roundup : Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Doni Raven & the Collective Insanity present original music accompanied by live painting and projection by abstract artist Hamish Gordon.


Durrumbul causeway collapses

A garbage truck was the straw that broke the causeway’s back last Monday at 8.30am.


Byron Shire councillors back in action this Thursday

After a chilly winter break, things are about to heat up for Byron Shire councillors with their first ordinary meeting for the second half of the year this Thursday at 9am.


The life and times of Jimmy Barnes

Interview with Mandy Nolan “I didn’t write the story hoping for forgiveness. I wrote it hoping for life.” Prolific songwriter and performer, Jimmy Barnes has been a storyteller for more than 40 years, sharing his life and passions with Australians of...


Movie nights for youth at SGB

Youth movie nights are starting up on the first Friday of the month at the South Golden Beach Community Centre.


Book Reviews by Byron Bay Public School Students

Grace Author: Morris Gleitzman Reviewed by: Billie Aitken-McGregor Class: Age 11 Byron Bay Public School  “We were a happy family. We were bountiful. But it came to pass that I started doing sins. And that’s when all our problems began.” Imagine having your father taken...


Local groups help refugees learn to swim in Lismore

Thanks to funding from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation, St Vincent de Paul Society in Lismore through the North Coast Settlement Service has been able to conduct ongoing Kick Start swimming programs for former refugees.


Cinema Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Following on from Rise of (2011) and Dawn of (2014), Matt Reeves’s film completes what has been a brilliant and unexpectedly profound trilogy.


Cr calls for federal action on coastal hazards

Byron Shire councillor Jan Hackett intends to call on councillors to throw the ball on coastal hazards into the federal government’s court at the council meeting this Thursday.


Race to register for Charge is on

The moment everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! The Chincogan Charge has officially launched its website and has opened and you can now register for the run.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Australia has lost its voice

Last week one of Australia’s most important musicians died. He didn’t trade on rockstar sexuality. He made money but he didn’t buy fancy cars or expensive real estate – his money went back to his community


Bombers shot down by dogged Devils

John Campbell It’s a bit late in the day for Byron’s Red Devils to be showing their true colours, but it is immensely satisfying to see the boys at last rack up some hard-earned wins. Before a crowd of 3,814, the...


Ben named lifeguard of the year

Community-oriented Ben Mortimer (21) has been named as Ballina Lifeguard of the Year for 2016/17. Ben faced an extremely challenging situation on the second day of the patrol season when he was among the first on the scene of a...


17-day Surf Fest underway at Tweed

Crystal Cylinders Competition will be stiff at the 2017 Australian Surf Festival underway on the Tweed Coast and set to run for a marathon 17 days. Interstate entrants will come up against a strong field of local athletes keen to win...


Short-handed Shores win first division

Marc Patten (president) A chronic lack of numbers forced Shores to dig deep last week in round 18. The mighty sevens went out to Kyogle with just one sub. It was a tough grind with the Turkeys giving us very little....


Minor pairs finalist determined at Mullum Bowlo

Michael Burke Ewin and Moroney are all set to take on Lumsden and Leeson in the Minor Pairs final at the Mullumbimby Bowling Club this weekend. The first semifinal of the minor pairs was played on Friday night in front of...


Left Bankers claim back-to-back wins in Shand Cup

Brian Mollet Shand series cricket took on shades of deliverance on Sunday as the competition’s most red-necked teams, Left Bank and Main Arm, faced off in the battle of the boondocks. You could almost smell the fried chicken and hear the...


Amelie wins at regional Eisteddfod

Amelie Pollock won the 14-years contemporary dance championship at the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts held last month. Amelie is from Dance Dynamics Byron Bay and competed against dancers from Coffs Harbour to the Gold Coast in the two-week annual...


Plants love dessert too

By Vivienne Pearson Maybe because we tend to consider desserts as intrinsically bad for us, we are less careful about how sweet treats are made and what ingredients they have in them. A brand-new course offered by Byron Community College hopes...


Hungry for funds

‘Eating vegan plant-based food is one of the simplest but most powerful and effective things you can do as an individual to help reduce environmental devastation,’ says local Anthea Amore, publisher of the cookbook Passion. She is asking for $40,000...


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.