August 9, 2017
In this Issue:
Neutinamu is Korean for elm tree. I saw this elder Zelkova in Seoul last month. It’s 1,300 years old, part of the Yonggungsa Temple founded in 650 AD. Around its base are roofing tiles with prayers and pleas written by devout Buddhists. Perhaps the chalk dust of these intentions mingle with the tree’s own perceptions. After all, trees sense through their leaves and roots.
Byron Bay’s rock and roll kingpins The Badlands have put the final touches to their highly anticipated new EP Perfect Loser.
There are more ways to kill a cat than by choking it with butter – which is to say that it has taken a long time for mainstream cinema to come up with a movie about a Muslim that is light-hearted but intelligent rather than earnest and self-congratulatory.
Fire ants kill people, destroy crops and could spell the end to the great Australian barbie! So it is time to pull out all the stops and get the community on board to understand the threat.
The Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin is now celebrating its 15th year and Byron Shire artists will once again be involved in the free ten-day exhibition on Currumbin Beach from September 8 till 17.
Legendary Warhol Factory superstar and New York’s undisputed queen of the underground Penny Arcade is a force of nature.
The frequency of extreme El Niño events is projected to increase for a further century after global mean temperature is stabilised at 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
A team from the University of Western Australia has completed a four-month research expedition observed an unexpectedly high number of sharks in the region, suggesting sharks play a key role in regulating the health of coral reefs.
What is your vision for Byron Bay? Do you see it as important to be able to drive your car with surfboard on top to the main beach to check out the waves? Perhaps you would prefer the main street and the beachfront to become pedestrian only with cars being kept out of town.
Bringing together culture and creating opportunities for learning and shared experience between students and teachers from GuiXi and Shangrao cities in JiangXi province in China and Mullumbimby High School last week was a great success.
This Friday August 11, 6–8pm, the BSA Project Space is showing its second Double Bill exhibition for 2017.
This weekend sees the Bangalow Bluegrass & BBQ Festival bring music and meat to the Byron Shire. The Echo spoke with Sara Tindley, one of the many artists performing. on the main stage on Saturday.
Byron shire councillors voted 8–1 last week to ‘write to our local members of parliament calling for a coordinated national approach to managing coastal hazards…
The ongoing saga of Cr Alan Hunter’s development application for a self-storage facility on his property at the end of Pinegroves Road in Myocum continues as councillors in confidential session handed responsibility for the DA to general manager Ken Gainger.
The living legend of Mullumbimby is about to turn 40 so it is time to get on your party shoes, dust off your pool cue and head to Club Saffron for a birthday bash like no other.
Byron Shire councillors voted in favour of an urgency motion to object to the rural industries food precinct proposal on Lismore Road, Bangalow, at last week’s Council meeting.
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan’s 2010 culinary odyssey around the UK was originally shown over six episodes on BBC TV.
Months into the making of their new film, local duo Cloudcatcher Media has launched a trailer and the farmers who are producing the project have launched a Chuffed crowdfunder
I’ve committed. Again. I’m going back to the gym. The place I swore I’d never step foot in. I’ve thought about it for about three years now so I guess it’s time.
Michael Burke The final of the Minor Pairs for Mullumbimby Ex-Services Bowling Club was played last Saturday and won by Lumsden and Leeson. In the final Jamie Ewin and Andrew Moroney took on Ashley Lumsden and Ben Leeson. Both teams played...
Marika Ilic vice-president Small conditions equalised the playing field for the All Girls Surfriders Annual Hardcore Winter Classic July prize round, giving everyone a chance to reach the finals. The day started with off-shore winds and 0.3–0.6 metre clean waves. Surfers made...
John Campbell words and photo In their last game of the 2017 northern rivers rugby league season Byron Bay Red Devils lost 52–4 playing away against the Kyogle Turkeys on Sunday. To say the score was a fair reflection of how...
Brian Mollet Mullumbimby’s oval glistened like a starlet’s lip gloss on Sunday for the east of the highway derby in the Nick Shand cup between the thoroughly workshopped Byron Full-Tossers and the libertines of local cricket the Suffolk Swingers. The toss...
Kol Dimond As the sun begins to set on the 2017 football season Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club is already celebrating a terrific season of women’s football after boosting participation and delivering great results. For the first time in the club’s...
Crystal Cylinders Suffolk Park surfer Jye Whyatt has won dual national titles at the Australian Longboard Titles as part of the Australian Surf Festival. Whyatt executed an exciting array of impressive manoeuvres to dominate the field in both the Junior Longboard...