August 23, 2017
In this Issue:
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.
At just 25, a one-time Byron Steiner student has established herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
There are few comics like Sean Choolburra. Originally a dancer with Australia’s prestigious Bangarra, Choolburra was born with the moves.
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.
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.
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...
The Byron Bay Rams second division had a comfortable 4–1 win against Tintenbar to clinch the minor premiership with one game to spare.
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.
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.
This week Americana sensation, Melbourne’s very own Raised By Eagles, comes to Club Mullum.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.