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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

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.

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

September 6, 2017

Issue 32.13

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In this Issue:

Byron Plays Guitar

Two and a half years ago Nick Sergi moved to Byron and became the proprietor of one of Byron’s most iconic businesses, Byron Music.


Cinema Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Just off the cuff, I don’t think that I have ever seen a chase scene shot in Amsterdam. And as far as that weary old action-flick standby goes, it is a beauty too, involving a motorbike and a speedboat fanging along the canals, as well as the usual screaming, smashing, summersaulting cars.


Culture Roundup: Thursday September 7, 2017

Melbourne’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lovers, fairies and mischief conspire under moonlight in Shakespeare’s classic tale.


Drop Legs go Ham at the Northern

Byron Bay party band Drop Legs have attracted a solid following in with their energetic live performances and fusion of heavy reggae and coastal hip-hop.


Cinema Review: Annabelle: Creation 

Presenting a little girl with a doll will eventually be regarded as an act of child abuse. There is no scarier prop in the horror movie genre and I wouldn’t have one in the house for all the farms in Cuba.


Nats leader grilled over March flood

NSW Nationals leader and deputy premier John Barilaro faced tough questions at a Senate estimate hearing last week over his government’s response to the ex-Cyclone Debbie in March.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 6 September, 2017

A decade as a band is a rare milestone and one north coast funk and groove band The Ninth Chapter will be celebrating at The Rails this Friday, 7pm kickoff and free entry.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The point of getting older

It’s always humbling to discover that your kid is more switched on than you are. I get so caught up with the mundanity of my daily life that I forget to be wise.


Byron ‘eager to get cracking’ on renewables, forum hears

The keenly interested audience of more than 80 gathered at the Mullum Civic Centre on Thursday night were not disappointed by the promise of ‘a night of action on renewables.’


Local philanthropy steps into the limelight

Australia may be ‘the lucky country’, but when it comes to sharing some of that luck through philanthropy we’re lagging behind our English and American cousins.


Byron Red Devils to battle Marists in first women’s tag-league grandfinal

The Byron Bay Red Devils women’s tag-league has qualified for the competition’s first grandfinal after a strong 20–4 win over Murwillumbah on the weekend. The She-Devils will have plenty to do when they come up against Marist Women in the...


All Girl Surfriders make most of friendly waves

The Lennox Head All Girls Surfriders had another fabulous day for their August club round.


Junior Beez shine at State Cup in Newcastle

Junior Beez U/14 and U/16 boys and U/14 girls all had great tournaments at the Waratah League State Cup held in Newcastle in late August.


Ballina score double and charge into the rugby grandfinals

A big double-barrel effort has seen two Ballina teams win through in style to the grandfinals of the Far North Coast Rugby Union competition.


Rams reserves battle for grandfinal berth

There were mixed fortunes for the Northern Hotel Rams in Saturday’s preliminary fnals at Byron Bay. The Reserve Grade Rams met a very determined Richmond Rovers and were unlucky to concede first against the run of play.


Team Wright wins the women’s fours at Brunswick Bowling Club

Judy Wright and her team won the Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club Open Fours Championship held last week. Judy and team members Jenny Meinel (third), Marcia Crichton (lead) and Bev Gawned (second) started well and were able to bowl their...


Shores United get through despite losses

Shores United Mens first division lost a heartbreaker on Saturday against the minor premiers South Lismore. It was 0–0 after normal and extra time, but Souths won 5–3 on penalties. The seventh division are into the grandfinal after a 3–2 win...


Byron Bay goes for the double at AFL grandfinal day at...

The senior Byron Bay AFL sides have given themselves the chance of double premiership wins this Saturday when the season comes to a head at the Cavanbah Sports Centre. The firsts cemented their favourite status to take the flag with...


Banora Point Public School go to Sydney for state AFL Knock-out...

Banora Point Public School is flying the flag for the north coast in the state primary schools Aussie Rules knockout, which will be decided in Sydney early this week. They are one of only three schools from regional NSW and...


A velvet latte anyone?

Story by Vivienne Pearson. Photos by Kirra Pendergast A new addition to the Byron Bay cafe selection is Velvet. Allow murals to be your guide to finding Velvet. The official address is 30 Fletcher Street but its entrance is on the...


Bean to Barista Coffee School

By Vivienne Pearson Funny to think that only 30 years ago a cup of instant coffee was our standard caffeinated beverage and any coffee involving the word ‘international’ was considered downright sophisticated. We are now a nation of coffee afficionados. Our...


Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.