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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Other News

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

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.

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

August 16, 2017

Issue 32.10

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All Our Exes… live in Mullum

All Our Exes was never really meant to be a band. It was fun. It was a chance to dress up and sing 4-part indie harmony with three of your favourite people in the world.


Longing to see Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade has been called a force of nature. Thought provoking, subversive, she blends satire with memoir, comedy with comment.


Standing by your man… & your woman

Individually Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole have carved their own impressive careers at the forefront of Australian country music for almost two decades.


Potting about for a worthy cause

Possum Creek politician turned potter Richard Jones is opening his studio with others on the North Coast Mud Trail this weekend.


Byron’s newest cultural hotspot

It’s about culture, it’s about creative and it is about caring for your community. The Encounter Byron project is building on the foundations of the Kulchajam space to be a ‘showcase of the emerging culture of Byron,’ according to director Adam Collett.


Cinema Review: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

If you agree that the next war being arranged for us by the man-baby presidents of the US and North Korea will result in such annihilation that the following one will be waged with sticks and stones, then you might be surprised by the ‘sophistication’ of the weaponry envisioned for the future by director Luc Besson.


Calls to focus on future proofing against flood

Byron Shire Council have received much-needed state government funds for a North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Study, questions have been raised as to whether preventive disaster preparation should be the focus of governments rather than simply disaster relief.


Culture Roundup: Thursday August 17, 2017

After a tiring journey from her home planet, Dr X arrived in Byron Bay in readiness for Saturday’s screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Byron council clarifies waste management

Byron Council has sought to clarify its waste management in light of the ABC Four Corners allegations last week.


VIEW raises the roof for children’s charity

Voice, Interests and Education of Women – or VIEW for short – was formed in the 1960s as a chance for women to get together, form friendships and help disadvantaged children across Australia through the children’s charity The Smith Family.


Anna’s life story now in its second print run

It may have started as a way of recording the early life story and romance of her and husband Jim for her children, but it quickly turned into something far more.


Nationals still under fire over alleged Murray-Darling Plan corruption

Reverberations continue over the ABC Four Corners TV report alleging corruption and mismanagement of the Murray-Darling river.


Recalling Bob Bellear, a man of firsts

With suggestions now being taken for renaming the North Ocean Shores sports field, The Echo profiles a Billinudgel lad who became Australia’s first Indigenous judge to be appointed to the District Court of NSW.


Dance Your Self

The Australian Dance Theatre bring their stunning new work Be Yourself Redux to Lismore City Hall this week as part of the ongoing program of culture and arts curated by NORPA.


Fostering community through food security

Growing out of the award- winning Mullumbimby Community Gardens, the Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (aka Mullum SEED) is encouraging members of the community, that’s right – you, to join up and get involved.


Farewell to Byron identity Malcolm Dadd

Much-loved Byron identity Malcolm Dadd died last week.


Cinema Review: Hamstead

It might stretch the plausibility test, but this movie of charm and hope comes as welcome respite from the daily gormlessness of uncivil society.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday August 16, 2017

The Bay Collective is a gathering of high-quality professional musicians from the northern rivers area and the brainchild of one of Byron Bay’s most entrepreneurial songstresses and performers, Hayley Grace.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: UNMARRY Australia

With the conversation raging once again about marriage equality and dear Malcolm offering us the most watered-down version of a plebiscite he could muster (his preferred option was not actually a postal vote, it was carrier pigeons.


‘High capital cost’ prevents sealing of gravel roads

Byron Shire Council staff have hosed down the suggestion from a local quantity surveyor/cost engineer that the most cost effective use of funds for repairing the shire’s ailing roads is to apply bitumen to gravel roads.


Junior basketballers triumphant at Northern League finals

The Byron Beez U/14 girls and U/16 boys were crowned Northern Junior League  champions, while the U/14 boys came away from the early August tournament in Port Macquarie as runners-up. The U/14 girl Beez finished on top of the ladder...


Local rugby lines up to support mental health

Last weekend the Moonshiners hosted their second ‘Moonshiners for Mental Health’ Charity Day to raise funds and awareness for Beyondblue. A great crowd and some exciting rugby provided an excellent atmosphere.


Dickens takes two titles at Australian Surf Festival

Lennox Head’s Ben Dickens has won the double at the 2017 Australian Surf Festival held at Cabarita, taking out both the Over-40 Men’s Logger and Over-40 Men’s Longboard national titles with an impressive display of skill and self-belief on finals day.


Bombers beat Mullum Giants in final league game for 2017

To let your opponent’s dummy-half get across the white chalk for a try is a little bit on the slack side. To let him do it again is outright negligence. To have the number nine score a third time is enough to make you spew – but that’s what happened at Les Donnelly Field on Sunday.


Rams winless but twin points championships still within reach

Matches between the Northern Hotel Rams and Richmond Rovers are always intense and fiery displays and the weekend’s clashes at the Byron Recreation Ground were no exception.


Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021