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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

Other News

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

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.

Water and the dam

Dr Roslyn Irwin, Caniaba An organisation called ‘Our Future NR’ is distributing and promoting information intended to put the Dunoon...

October 25, 2017

Issue 32.20

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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.


Sweet Home Chicago

The Bangalow Theatre Company have once again taken on a much-loved musical, with the cast in full-throttle rehearsal mode ahead of their November opening night for Chicago. Julia Keast, who plays Velma, the musical lead, spoke with The Echo.


From US to Mullum with the Hussy Hicks

Much-loved acoustic power duo Hussy Hicks come to Mullum Music Festival after a stint touring across the US with Daniel Champagne and Christie Lenee.


Cinema Review: The Snowman

If the novels of leading Scandi-noir crime writer Jo Nesbø are anything to go by, Oslo has even more murders per capita than Midsomer – it’s a wonder there is anybody left standing!


Culture Roundup: Thursday 26 October, 2017

Charlie Pickering is one of the most exciting names in Australian comedy. Charlie is a political junkie, a law graduate, and was the voice of his generation as a regular team captain for Generation X on Network Ten’s quiz show Talkin’ ’bout Your Generation.


It’s not the parking, it’s the parks

Instead of paid parking, perhaps the real elephant in Brunswick Heads is the North Coast Holiday Parks Trust. After all, they manage the town’s three holiday parks, which generate by far the biggest revenue.


The Bird Vibe

The Bird’s Simon Durrington spoke with The Echo ahead of their performance at Island Vibe this weekend.


Byron market stallholders call for location certainty

Byron market stallholders are up in arms over what they say is a lack of engagement or articulated plans for Butler Street Reserve after Byron Shire Council announced – on behalf of the state government – that a bus interchange will be built on the location.


Cocaine vying with cannabis as the drug of choice in Byron

Convictions for cocaine possession in the Byron Shire reached a 22-year high last financial year, in what some see as a reflection of the region’s changing drug habits.


Cinema Review: Home Again

This is a delightful chick-flick – insightful and friendly, witty and modern, but never smart-arsed in the way that so many bromances are


Trust ‘ignoring’ measures to protect 400-year-old trees in Brunswick Heads

Recommendations by an ecologist to save deteriorating trees in a Brunswick Heads holiday park – some thought to be 400 years old – are unlikely to be adopted by managers NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust. Here's why.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 25 October, 2017

The days of the dead are truly a celebration of life. When we gather and dance with caricatures of death, eat skull sugar lollies and learn to respect that life is surely brief.


Byron Environment Centre rotunda under threat of removal

A council plan to move the Byron Environment Centre kiosk – located in Byron Bay’s Railway Park – by December 13 has sparked outrage from founding members.


David Bradbury premieres new documentary, America and Me

America and Me is the latest film by local activist and twice Oscar-nominated filmmaker David Bradbury. It will have its world premiere in Mullum at the Old Drill Hall November 8 from 7pm and former ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien will host the screening.


Turning on the tap to infinite, clean water

Undoubtedly one of the biggest issues facing humans on the planet is access to clean, drinkable water. Especially for those in developing countries, where even groundwater is becoming more and more polluted from ever-growing intense industrialisation.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dying from hair pollution!

Next year I turn 50. In preparation for this depressing celebration of one’s scum line on the bathtub of life I have been looking through old photos. It’s like a retrospective of the world’s worst haircuts. How can one woman have so many tragic looks?


2018 Good Food Guide Hat winners revealed

Which local restaurants were awarded hats in the 2018 SMH Good Food Guide Awards? Find out here…


Cruisin’ country 

Choose Your Cruise, the company bringing Australia’s biggest music festivals at sea, is proud to announce a unique concept and a first for Australian country music – Cruisin Country No. 8; Looking Forward – Looking Back. This is a...


A portal to your picnic

By Vivienne Pearson Love picnics? Sure! Well, everything except for the preparation, basket packing and lugging and finding the ideal spot. Oh, and the cleanup. Your portal to an ideal picnic – one without all that stuff but with a fabulous...


Scout picked by top Sydney dance academy

Byron Bay student Scout Robinson-Gale is one step closer to becoming a ballerina after being invited to join the pre-professional dance program at the prestigious Tanya Pearson Dance Academy.


Top bowlers ready for Ocean Shores fours

Former team Australia bowls players and plenty of local talent will be lining up this weekend to compete for $15,000 in prize money in the Ocean Shores Great Northern Men’s Classic Fours bowls tournament.


Byron High students excel at junior rugby 7s

Byron Bay High School had a big day out at the inaugural junior rugby 7s held at Byron Recreational grounds earlier in October.


Cricketers rue the wet weather

One win and two washed-out games leave Byron Bay sitting in third place in the 2018 Coastal League after a wet start to the season.


World title out of reach for Wilko

Byron Bay’s Matt Wilkinson’s World Title hopes were dashed at the MEO Rip Curl Pro in Portugal after he was eliminated in round three.


Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.


Jillian Spring, Billinudgel In the article –  At a gathering of trainspotters, 21/4/21 by David Lisle, re Tweed Council Rail Trail, it is noted in...