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May 19, 2021

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Warm vibe on a cool night

S. Haslam Wandana is a small local brewery set up in an ex-warehouse in the industrial estate of Mullumbimby, with...

Independent councillor to represent Byron’s water security

Mia Armitage Independent Byron Shire Councillor Cate Coorey says she’s excited to have won the council’s vote for a new...

Sweet n Sourdough

  Stop the press Mullumbimby! Sourdough donuts have arrived at the Mullum Farmers Markets, and boy will they get you...

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

November 22, 2017

Issue 32.24

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In this Issue:

Expansionist plans! The Echo embarks on the Lismore foray: a town...

A major milestone in The Echo’s history occurred in 1991: we decided to start another weekly newspaper.


Main Arm students vie for recycled playground

Main Arm Upper Primary School have entered into a comp to win a recycled playground worth $45,000.


Salvos onboard with semi of Coke

By Simon Haslam The Salvos are helping to bring a truckload of Coke to regional Australia for Christmas, saying that ‘big events’ like this, which normally happen just in main cities, will help overcome feelings of ‘isolation’ in smaller communities. The...


Have a beer for Poondi, Nov 24

Have a beer for Poondi this Friday, at the Mullubimby ex-services club.


Mullum Magic

What is the story of our alternative healing culture here in the Mullumbimby area? Brunswick Valley Historical Society have commissioned award-winning filmmaker Sharon Shostak to make a new film, Mullum Magic, with part one on health and wellbeing. Part One is premiering this week! The Echo spoke with Sharon about what happened behind the lens.


NORPA: Wild Dogs of Theatre

Last week NORPA launched their exciting new program for 2018 with artistic director Julian Louis, now in his 11th year, calling the regional theatre company the Wild dog of Australian Theatre. ‘I think that regionally there is a sense we...


Movie review: Justice League

It can be more than just a little disconcerting to see Batman with jowls oozing from the sides of his mask. The sight doesn’t sit well with the image of super-hero virility, but none of us are getting any younger, including Ben Affleck.


Culture roundup: Nov 22–29, 2017

Pottering in the Hills Diana of Ilanga Studio has been potting in the hills of Federal for more than twenty years drawing on inspiration from the natural world. Her tableware ranges from stoneware pieces in vibrant, deep-sea blue-greens, rainforest russet...


Interview: The Cactus Channel

The Cactus Channel play Sunday Safari this Sunday alongside Set Mo, Flying Machine, Vivi, Audun, Dad Bod, 4 Eyes and Safari DJs at the Brewery this Sunday. We tuned in to the Cactus Channel frequency… You’ve had such a busy...


Byron businesses expect wedding boom after YES vote

For the hundreds of locals making a living from Byron’s wedding industry, the big ‘Yes’ result in the same-sex marriage survey wasn’t just about rights and recognition.


North Coast sharks netted in BBC documentary

The fight over the North Coast shark nets trial is set to feature in a BBC radio documentary exploring the relationship between sharks and people across the globe.


Cheaper Byron Bay bypass mooted as markets face removal

Planning confusion and contradictions surround a press release last week by Byron Shire Council that it plans to relocate the Byron markets from Butler Street Reserve in May next year.


Dead Set Live

Comedian and musician Robert Grayson returns from four years in New York with an exciting new project Dead Set.


Defamation action delays Bluesfest koala reports

A defamation case brought by Bluesfest director Peter Noble against a koala ecologist has delayed an Echo request for an update on the vulnerable koala population at the Tyagarah site.


Awards flow as new chief heads Bluesfest

On the back of winning Best Major Festival & Event at the NSW Tourism award last week, Bluesfest have also welcomed Steve Romer into the company, who has taken the new role of chief operating officer.


Cinema Review: Borg V McEnroe

Because the leitmotif is tennis, you might worry that this comes too soon on the heels of Battle of the Sexes to be relevant. Forget about that. The two films are the same but significantly different.


Bangalow paid parking will go ahead: mayor

Byron Mayor Simon Richardson says paid parking in Bangalow will go ahead on January 1 despite opposition from the town's chamber of commerce and claims the council has failed to abide by its own processes.


Greens senator talking politics in Mullum pub tonight

Tonight’s Politics in the Pub at Mullumbimby's Courthouse Hotel features Greens senator Lee Rhiannon and retired local GP and activist/author Liz Elliott.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Duck & Lover Since being the first house band for Sydney’s jazz Basement, Galapagos Duck has been a household name. With many international career highlights and a great discography, the band’s lineup now includes original and brand-new members including Willy...


Calling on all young artistic environmental protectors

Local legendary Australian actor and activist Tony Barry is helping to organise an environmental art competition for local high school students.


Living wake to celebrate the life of Mookx Hanely

Local legend and trailblazer activist Brendan ‘Mookx’ Hanley has invited special guests to perform his songs at his living wake at The Picture House, Brunswick Heads, on Sunday November 26 from 2 till 5pm.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: School Trip Envy

This weekend my son Charlie goes to Italy. Not New Italy. Old Italy. The one they keep in Europe. I’m so jealous. My daughter went two years ago. Now it’s Charlie’s turn. He doesn’t even look that excited. It’s not a holiday. It’s a school trip. It’s language immersion. Do these kids have any idea how privileged they are?


Twilight cricket delivers tied match

Syl Reid Last week saw a rarity in Byron Bay twilight cricket when Town & Country Surfboards and Kronix played out a tied match after 16 overs each way – 93 runs each. For the boardies Cam hit 24 while...


Mullumbimby-Brunswick second grade forfeits again and has two weeks to commit...

Another forfeit by the embattled Mullumbimby-Brunswick cricket team has gifted Lennox Head the seven points they need to go to the top of the 2017–18 Coastal League. The second grade Mullum side hasn’t played a game for the last few...


Handle with care! Chilli Lager

Handling with care: Head brewer of the Byron Bay Brewing Co Alastair Gillespie at their ferment vessels in Byron Bay with John Boland, who supplied the chilli, and assistant brewer Louis Balian. When head brewer Alastair Gillespie was deciding on...


Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an...

Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.