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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Other News

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

August 23, 2017

Issue 32.11

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In this Issue:

Rescued from slavery: Ramesh’s tale

Young children who are born into some of the poorest countries are the target of slave traders.While it’s common it’s also heart wrenching; each child’s story is different and compelling.


Fostering talent with mentorships

At just 25, a one-time Byron Steiner student has established herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk.


Tourism symposium hears calls for more govt investment

Basic infrastructure must be improved to support the Byron Shire’s thriving festival and events scene and it’s up to the NSW and federal governments to foot the bill, the founder of the Byron Writers Festival has told a tourism conference.


Roundhouse DA lands in court conciliation

A developer’s plan to plonk eight dwellings on two Roundhouse lots on prime Ocean Shores land is still being thrashed out with Council, say staff.


Youth innovation project kicks off

A new initiative that aims to create opportunities for young people is off and running with a focus on inspiring young people to think like entrepreneurs and create their own opportunities.


Let’s have a peek at the state’s first rail to rail-trail...

With the first rail-trail conversion from a disused railway now underway west of the ACT, The Echo asks how will it roll out and does it have any bearing on future rail-trail conversions?


Bangalow Weir upgrade kicks off

Federal funding has been confirmed for Bangalow Parklands and the local Bangalow community are thrilled to hear that all their hard work is finally paying off.


Politics, science and… snow!

Two buses, 93 kids and an 18- hour drive were just the beginning of a wild week away as the kids from The Pocket, Coorabell, Goonengerry, Main Arm and Durrumbul went for a trip they will never forget


Sean Choolburra’s Got Talent

There are few comics like Sean Choolburra. Originally a dancer with Australia’s prestigious Bangarra, Choolburra was born with the moves.


Cinema Review: Logan Lucky

Halfway through this heist flick, there is a sequence that reveals more clearly to outsiders what the US is all about than anything you might see on the news or read in countless columns of the commentariat. The Coca-Cola 600, an annual NASCAR event, is about to commence.


Culture Roundup: Thursday August 24, 2017

The funniest comedians from this year’s Sydney Comedy Festival are hitting the road and bringing an all-star comedy showcase to Byron Bay with an epic lineup expertly curated from this year’s festival.


Surfers flock to Lennox Head for classic longboarding contest

Crystal Cylinders Great longboarding was on show over the weekend during the MP 20th Lennox Longboard Classic 2017 held at Lennox Head main beach in small and nicely peeling waves. Standout longboarding came from Ambre Damestoy, visiting from France, who went...


Rams footballers claim second division minor premiership

The Byron Bay Rams second division had a comfortable 4–1 win against Tintenbar to clinch the minor premiership with one game to spare.


Chincogan Charge spots running out

More than half the spots are now gone for the Chincogan Charge run on September 16, so if you want to run or walk up the mountain, now is your chance to book your place.


Splendour/Falls festival site rejigs permanent venue submission

North Byron Parklands, home to Splendour/Falls festival in Yelgun, have reduced event days and patron numbers in their submission to become a permanent venue for outdoor events.


Eagle Talk

This week Americana sensation, Melbourne’s very own Raised By Eagles, comes to Club Mullum.


Staff interfere with Byron markets

Council staff, headed by general manager Ken Gainger, have taken it upon themselves to prepare a development application (DA) to use Cavanbah Centre on Ewinsgsdale Road as a primitive camping and a market site.


Food hub meeting hears of flawed DA

It was standing room only in the Mullumbimby Council Chambers last Thursday as Bangalow residents and proponents made submissions about a large-scale food hub proposal on Lismore Road, Bangalow.


Cinema Review: The Dark Tower

Make no mistake, the hero of this is the Gun. Roland (Idris Elba) is the last in a long line of gunslingers living on a distant planet. His credo, pronounced with solemn piety before he shoots his victim, is ‘I kill with my heart’ – and he’s the good guy!


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday August 23, 2017

As Sea Shepherd celebrate 40 years of direct action conservation, they invite the public to come celebrate at the Billinudgel Hotel on Sunday Steampunk Style with Electro-Swing DJs including Amazon, The Dokta, DJ XFakta, and Crystal Digit and special guests The Sea Gypsies.


Face Off

This week I didn’t wear any makeup. I never don’t wear makeup. It’s been a bit of a challenge. It wasn’t a choice. It was a directive.


Black belts in Byron

A group of 35 dedicated adult and teenage Karateka attended the Kase Ha Shotokan Karate Do & Practical Self-Defence Seminar held in Byron Bay two weeks agao. Bangalow-based chief instructor Jean Boussard is a fourth Dan in Karate Do, which...


Magpies plan 2018 AFL women’s team as well as two premierships

The senior Byron Magpies have continued their domination of the local AFL competition and are ready to launch a senior women’s team in 2018.


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champions bring gold back to Byron Bay

Daniel Almeida, Chilli Harel and Skylah McCourt have won gold medals at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Australian National Championships while Indi McCourt came home with a silver medal. More than 600 competitors from all over Australia and beyond competed in...


Moroney and Holton collect cash after winning Mullum pairs

Andrew Moroney and Mark Holton have taken out the 2017 Tony Carsburg Holden Mullumbimby Bowling Club Pairs played last Saturday with $500 prizemoney at stake.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...