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Ageism alive and well

Margaret Boshier, St Ives I have been spending time in the ocean since before I could walk; I grew up...

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Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

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

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Thanks for Bob

Jo Faith, Newtown I wish to thank The Echo for printing the article by Bob Morgan, First Nations academic. This...

Houses without smoke detectors very alarming

Fire & Rescue NSW is always busy and the nation-wide fires in recent years have highlighted the importance and value of our firefighters.

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’...


Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

November 8, 2017

Issue 32.22

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: Three Summers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8HoGzFwiko This film is as PC as you can get. It is as though writer/director Ben Elton has aimed solely to create a script that would best suck up to the holier than thou group-think of arts funding bodies in...


Absolute Cleary

He is a funky man in a funky band living in the funkiest city on the planet Life smiled on Jon Cleary and his crew The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, a true four-piece riot of gospel harmonies and rocking grooves. New Orleans...


Cinema Review: Thor: Ragnarok

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue80QwXMRHg The renovated cinema at South Tweed is now fitted out with faux leather recliner chairs. I succumbed to their lazy-boy comfort within ten minutes of this beefcake blockbuster and, before my companion prodded me, was dreaming happily of when Kiwi director...


The De-Tour of Tim Rogers

After a big year of books, records, tours and theatre, these shows are a summing up, a wrapping up, and an all-round celebration of a transformative year for Tim Rogers where literature, music, and theatrics all came together. Rogers brings...


Mullumbimby’s Polynesian Show and Vegetarian Hawaiian Feast

Spring is in the air; and in northern NSW, Hula dancers are training to the glorious music of Polynesia – in preparation for this upcoming Luau. This Sunday the community is invited to the cosy little St Martin’s Hall...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 9 November, 2017

Are My Lips Green? Buck Dean and The Green Lips. Crazy name, rocking show. They’re the Sunshine Coast born and bred lads ripping out some classic original rock! Emerging in 2015, they found their trademark rock sound and stuck to...


Byron Bay Guitar Festival: Meet Benny Walker

This weekend sees some of Australia’s best guitarists come to the Byron Bay Brewery for the inaugural Byron Bay Guitar Festival. Conceived and created by Byron Music’s Nick Sergi, the festival presents 43 performances on two stages featuring Kevin...


Mullum Music Mentorship Winners!

The winners of the Mullum Music Festival’s esteemed Youth Mentorship Program have been announced.


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 8 November, 2017

The Opening of An Empire The Empire in Mullumbimby has been pumping out the love for some time now but in the haste to get food on the table they missed their grand opening! So they’re doing it this Friday!...


Council’s ‘secret’ campaign against community group fails

Byron Shire Council staff have failed in an attempt to force a Byron Bay residents group to supply membership and donor names and addresses through the courts – all without informing councillors.


Govt insists Byron Council chose bus interchange site

Confusion and uncertainty still surrounds the location of a proposed transit hub for Byron Bay, with Transport for NSW insisting it was Byron Shire Council that selected the Butler Street Reserve site. But the masterplan leadership group says it was never consulted.


Council ‘can’t act’ over Byron woman’s Airbnb woes

A Byron Bay resident has told The Echo that Council staff have been unable to act on her complaints about her neighbours’ Airbnb activities, which she says are so intrusive she has had to buy earplugs.


Sri Lanka – and a night of firsts

Sri Lanka is re-emerging as one of the world’s great travel destinations. With superb food, surf, fascinating history, Buddhist culture, wildlife, scenery and beaches Sri Lanka has all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday. Join Michael Murray, plus Richard Everist...


More luscious dining music

By Vivienne Pearson After enjoying classical Indian music at Billi’s Indian recently, I enjoyed another musical-dining evening at Luscious Foods. Luscious is one of Byron’s best-kept eating secrets. Hidden even within the bounds of the Arts & Industry Estate – every...


Eden’s new landing

By Vivienne Pearson What do you do when you can’t get to the Mullum Farmers Market but want locally grown and created produce? You go to Eden. Eden’s Landing has been a staple of fruit, vegetables and produce since the late...


It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Plans to increase building heights in Byron CBD may be shelved

Byron Council’s controversial plan to increase building height limits on a block in the centre of Byron Bay looks set to be abandoned at this week’s planning meeting.

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers, however, most of our local...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of...