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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

August 30, 2017

Issue 32.12

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In this Issue:

Every Dog has His Doris Day

Country music star Melinda Schnieder wants to make your dog a star! How is she going to do this? Why?


Cinema Review: American Made

Tom Cruise comes with so much baggage, doesn’t he? To the point that it’s difficult to see him in any movie now without getting the impression that you are only watching him play himself (not that he would be the first actor to do this.


Culture Roundup: Thursday 31 August, 2017

Writers at the Rails on Sunday will feature one of Australia’s top performance poets, the iconic poetic Sydney wordsmith Tug Dumbly, longtime host of the city’s Friend-in-Hand show.


More than a Man Bun… Meet Andy Saunders.

This month saw comedian Andy Saunders launch his latest comedy song Man Bun, a laugh-out-loud tribute to the barista bun.


Blue Love and Comfy Bums

From a fantastic place where TV soap meets arthouse film, Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on an expedition in search of the perfect relationship.


Cinema Review: 47 Meters Down

You really do need to savour movies such as this when they come along. Even at their silliest, as in Snakes On A Plane (2006), they manage to exploit our deepest, primal fears at the same time as they have us queueing up for more.


Tickets sell out for unapproved Falls Festival

Promoters of the Falls Festival have announced that tickets for the event at North Byron Parklands sold out in minutes yesterday, even though it is yet to receive the tick of approval by the Planning Assessment Commission


Can Byron Bay’s old hospital be saved?

A group of locals is fighting to save the old Byron District Hospital site from developers and instead have it placed in community hands.


Sand pile legal, says Byron Council

Concerns that a large stockpile of sand on a property near Wards Landscaping on Myocum Road was radioactive, contaminated with heavy metals and was being turned into an illegal cement production site have been denied.


Brunswick Heads ethics teachers up for awards

A team of local volunteer ethics teachers has been nominated for the 2017 volunteer of the year team award, to be announced on September 4.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 30 August, 2017

The weather is heating up and that can only mean one thing. Safari season is just around the corner, although Sunday Safari doesn’t officially return until October that doesn’t mean they can’t bring house royalty to the Bay, right?


Byron Council seeks to form national tourism alliance

The creation of an Australia-wide advocacy group of councils affected by tourism is now underway after mayor Richardson received the full support of fellow councillors at last week’s meeting.


Poinciana looks for the sweet sound spot

For the past seven weeks, Monique Emilio, the proprietor of the Poinciana has been hosting a DJ night that has seen patrons of all ages coming out to enjoy some food, a drink and a little moonlight dancing.


A swag of awards for Byron Bay FC

Byron Bay FC’s winning 2017 season was acknowledged at Saturday’s Football Far North Coast annual awards night with the Rams and Wildcats coming away with a swag of silverware.


Shores win two qualifying finals

It was a top weekend for Shores United football club as they won through qualifying finals in the fourth and first divisions, and the men’s seventh division collected the minor premiership.


Junior Giants club president takes out volunteering award

Mullumbimby Giants Junior Rugby League club president Tracey Brooke has taken out the Aquis Gold Coast Titans Community Volunteer of the Year award.


Record-breaking 2017 Tumbulgum Passage Race

Alison Blatcher A gale warning issued on Saturday put the wind up some of the entrants who pulled out at the last minute from the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s Tumbulgum Passage Race. But Sunday morning brought sunshine and just the right...


Byron Bay snowboarders ready for national titles

Local 12-year-old twins Jarra and Kai Millis have just qualified for the National Interschool Snowboard Championships. Last week the boys returned to Perisher to compete in the NSW Interschool State Championships, representing Byron Bay Public School. They were up against tough...


‘Mono’ takes first place at the Duke’s in Hawaii

Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart was victorious at the Duke’s OceanFest held at Queens surf break in Waikiki Beach in Hawaii over the past week.


Mullum Moonshiners into rugby grandfinal

The Mullumbimby Moonshiners reserve grade rugby union team is heading to their second grandfinal in a row after beating Ballina 17–13 on the weekend in a thrilling come-from-behind victory. ‘The lads showed guts and pure determination to get the win...


Byron firsts win semifinal

Byron Bay Rugby Club firsts have won through their semifinal against rivals Lennox Head with a 33–29 win at Lyle Park last weekend. Trailing at half-time, the Byron side had to ‘have a good look at themselves’ captain Craig Wallace...


Allsox softball getting into the summer swing

Byron Bay Allsox softball club is gearing up for another big season in the FNC women’s summer softball league and is looking for new players.


Training starts at Brunswick SLSC

The chief training officer at Brunswick SLSC, Braeden McHugh, is running a Bronze Medallion course starting on September 2 over six to eight weeks.


What now in native foods?

Davidson’s plums, native raspberries and finger limes – photo Vivienne Pearson By Vivienne Pearson Lemon myrtle, bush tomato, Davidson’s plum, finger lime, Kakadu plum, riberry, quandong, mountain pepper, anise myrtle, wattleseed, mutries, lemon aspen, desert limes. How many of these have...


Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.