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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who...

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

September 13, 2017

Issue 32.14

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In this Issue:

Tales of housing exploitation

Locals are being forced into exploitative rental exchanges and substandard housing by unscrupulous landlords taking advantage of the region’s housing crisis, the head of the local tenants’ advice service says.


First Lady of blues

Polka Dot Productions is proud to present Australia’s First Lady of the Blues in trio format at Club Mullum.


Celebrating 50 years of music

This year marks 50 years in the music industry for Jo Jo Smith


Saying YESHE to the Vibe

Touted as the new voice of global roots, Yeshe has been called Tom Waits crossed with Harry Manx.


Casus present Driftwood

The Mullumbimby Circus Festival is just around the corner, with members of the big extended circus family converging on the biggest little town for their workshop intensive and some serious world-class shows.


Cinema Review: Madame

As Anne, a wealthy American socialite living in Paris, Toni Collette is the ‘madame’ referred to.


Culture Roundup : Thursday 14 September, 2017

Malala Magin’s work LANDshapes is on show at the Lone Goat Gallery.


The fine art of making artists

The fine art of making artists


The human faces of Byron’s housing crisis

For three weeks Kien Hannah and her family made a little cluster of mattresses and cuddly toys their home. Unable to find a landlord or real estate agent willing to take them on as tenants, the 30-year-old, her partner, and their two little girls moved from place to place and tried to stay positive.


Cinema Review: Girls Trip

There is an astonishing moment in this endlessly vile and lousy movie.


Byron Councillor wins court case against Council

Councillor Alan Hunter has won a court case against the very council he was elected to, perhaps ending a protracted battle with his neighbours over his desire to operate a self-storage facility at the end of a short rural road in Myocum.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Karl Williams plays the Hotel Great Northern on Saturday.


Paid parking mooted for Brunswick Heads

With visitors to Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby on the increase, Byron Shire Council says it is considering ways of improving the ‘turnover and efficiency of parking spaces.’


Schoolies volunteer call out

With the yearly preparations underway for when schoolies arrive in a little more than two months, BUDDI youth worker Nicqui Yazdi. is appealing for volunteers to step up and help make the event a safe and memorable one.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Turmeric time

I don’t know who is doing Turmeric’s publicity, but can I have their number? I reckon if I could get the same person to promote me I might finally crack it.


School swags go to the homeless

Children at Ocean Shores Public School have donated six swags to the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre, which will go to homeless people in the area.


Shores United ready to play in three grandfinals

The Shores United Soccer Club is having its best-ever year with three men's teams ready to contest grandfinals this weekend.


Banora Point AFL just misses out on NSW final

Banora Point won the consolation playoff in the NSW Primary Schools AFL knockout competition after narrowly losing to eventual winners Deniliquin South.


Byron Bay Magpies clinch twin AFL premierships

The Byron Magpies AFL club has capped a superior year bagging premiership flags in first and reserves when they hosted grandfinal day last Saturday.


Left Bank book place in grandfinal with classy win

After a season of great deeds, comedy and controversy it was time for the social to get serious as the Nick Shand Memorial cricket series moved into finals mode on Sunday.


Kyogle Hillbillies win again at local dragon boat regatta

More than 400 paddlers competed in the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club regatta held in Ballina in late August.


Changes on the way for world’s best pro surfers

Massive changes are mooted for the World Surf League in 2018 according to rumours following a mandatory closed session held in California last week where the WSL met with its athletes to unveil a radical new shift in professional surfing.


Pioneers keep firm grip on rugby cup, but Ballina take reserve...

The Ballina Rugby Club has come away from its double appearance in the Far North Coast Rugby competition with a close win in reserve grade, but a loss to Wollongbar-Alstonville in the first grade.


Foxy Luus: Red-light street food

A quirky new eatery opens its freshly painted doors in Byron Bay. Foxy Luu’s combines two exciting faces of Asia, ‘pungent, fresh street food’ and ‘sultry red-light district’. Two years ago, a street merchant in Hanoi called Luu inspired the...


New Zealand style hangi lunch at Harvest

Harvest are holding a series of lunches inspired by the great cultural diversity of the Harvest workers. Quite a few of them, including executive chef Bret Cameron, chef Rani Hewson, deli Jo Ralls, barista Tania Strange and gardener Janene...


How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.