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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

Byron Bay wins season opener against Mullum Giants

  Ross Kendall The local league derby is always  and the Byron Bay Red Devils have won the first game of...

Rous County Dam

Jo Faith, Newtown Strong objections to the proposed development of this dam have been articulated by the Indigenous Heritage First...

Government fails to support dying at home in Northern Rivers

Approaching the subject of dying is always tricky, often awkward, and never easy. But when you are faced with caring for someone at the end of their life, it helps if you can find support from people who have already navigated the path.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and Beyond

A huge amount of entertainment all crammed into one space.

October 4, 2017

Issue 32.17

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In this Issue:

Printers and politicians: The Echo gives voice to the community

After the first year we moved the newspaper to Brunswick Heads. Lured by cheap rent, we took three small shops in an arcade and filled them with the newspaper office, production facilities and, significantly, a printing press.


American in Texas in Byron Bay

Lifelong friends and punk band SGW (Surgeon General’s Warning) look to bust out of small-town Texas as 1990 comes to a close.


Lady Slug play Mullum

Coming out of Lismore, Lady Slug are headed up by Kodi Twiner, and feature Ben Jackson, Luke Rosten and Lachlan Dwyer.


Get up to MissChief at Island Vibe

From the fairyland, sailing the depths of the seven seas, Rosie MissChief takes you on a magical journey through reggae, dancehall, dub, drum’n’bass and gypsy jazz, with a taste of folk blues and hip-hop.


Cinema Review: Battle of the Sexes

When resurrected for the screen, events from the not-too-distant past can often take on an unexpected but spiky relevance to the contemporary social climate.


Culture Roundup: Thursday 5 October, 2017

Tim Ross heads to the northern rivers for his first Byron Bay show this week at Case 22.


Tackling cheap, fast fashion

Ever wondered what the average Australian discards in textiles and clothes in one year? Apparently between 23 and 27kg. That’s one helluva haul of jeans, tops, frocks, socks and undies as local clothing brand BAY Active found out last Saturday.


Call for North Coast to become an Adani-Free Zone

A campaign to ensure the north coast becomes Australia’s first ‘Adani-Free Zone’ kicks off outside Lismore City Council Chambers today (October 4).


The Passion of Flamenco

ARIA-nominated flamenco guitarist Damian Wright of Bandaluzia brings his flamenco genius to Bangalow this week.


Cinema Review: One Less God

In November 2008, members of the Islamic terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba stormed the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. At the end of a siege that lasted four days, 166 guests and employees of the Taj were dead.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday October 4, 2017

Aussie rock royalty Sarah McLeod is heading to Byron Bay in support of the release of her first album in 12 years, Rocky’s Diner.


More action needed to address camphor’s noxious threat

A concerted, community-wide effort is essential if the Byron Shire is to rid itself of the pervasive noxious weed camphor laurel, ecologists say. Despite valiant attempts by individual landholders and bush regeneration groups, its spread has continued virtually unabated over the past five years.


Mullumbimby’s Wildspace set to open

The Mullumbimby Commons is proud to announce the official opening of Wildspace on October 8. This new learning space will be a place where the community can participate ‘as learners and teachers in just about any area of interest people care to explore.’


Trivia night draws a Labor big gun

Byron Bay Labor held their annual trivia night at the Byron Bay Bowling Club last Friday to a packed audience. This year’s event featured federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear tourist,

You’re killing us. You may not know me, but we know you. In fact we’ve known you now for well over 20 years. You’ve had an impact on our life. A lot.


A leap of faith lands a premiership

Making the switch to start playing Australian Rules Football was a great decision according to the captain of the premiership-winning Lismore Swans Women’s AFl team, Laura Small.


Competitors get ready for the 2017 Byron Bay Lighthouse Run

The 11th annual Byron Bay Lighthouse Run is set for Sunday October 22 and will be supporting charities including Crackin’ Cancer and the Mai Wiru Foundation. The Byron Bay Lighthouse Run is open to groups and individuals and includes a...


Mickey helps Aussie groms take copper in Japan

Lennox Head’s Mikey McDonagh has finished in fifth position at the 2017 VISSLA ISA World Junior Surfing Championship in Hyuga, Japan.


Professional golfers line up for Ocean Shores Pro Am

The Ocean Shores Country Club is set to play host to some of the finest professional golfers in the country on Tuesday October 10, 2017.


Rainbow Region dragon boaters collect trophies and butt blisters

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club brought home trophies in the marathon and sprint racing events at the Mount Warning Dragon Boat regatta on the Tweed River at Murwillumbah last month.


Top sporting juniors collect $500 awards

Twelve local teenagers received $500 as part of their award as local sporting champions last week, recognising how they have excelled in representing the northern rivers region. Federal member for Page Kevin Hogan presented the awards. ‘I’m very pleased to...


Surf life savers return to beaches prepared for a busy season

Coinciding with the start of the school holidays, Brunswick SLSC and other local clubs have began the spring patrol season in earnest. Leading up to the start of the season is particularly busy. ‘New members are training for their Bronze Medallion...


Battle Recharge cycles money back to the Tweed

Scott Carpenter from the Murwillumbah Cycle Club won the overall general classification result in Masters Division 4 in the graded races of the Battle Recharge cycling event held in Murwillumbah at the end of last month. Scott joined plenty of...


Mullum junior six-a-side soccer

After a very successful season across the boy’s and girl’s sides, and just when you thought it was all over, you realise that too much football is barely enough. Registration is now open for the summer junior six-a-side soccer competition. Involving...


Vegan DJ at launch

Vegan DJ Ricky-Lee from the Gold Coast, sunset cocktails and a vegan spread on the Santos Balcony in Mullum: that’s the launch scene for Anthea Amore’s vegan cookbook ‘Hungry’. The president of the Vegetarian and Vegan Society of QLD...


Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of our global predicament, and a...

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...