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Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

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Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

November 29, 2017

Issue 32.25

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In this Issue:

Talking about youth suicide

BYT cast members are looking forward to sharing their last production for 2017 community audiences on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December at the Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby.


Culture Roundup: Nov 29-Dec 6, 2017

Byron College end-of-year art It’s a big weekend for emerging artists in Mullumbimby with the graduating art students from the Byron Community College also presenting their end-of-year exhibition on Friday night. Head tutor Virginia Reid says: ‘The exhibition will showcase...


Developer on Byron Bay masterplan group lodges $21m four-storey DA

Realtor/developer Graham Dunn has stood by his decision to remain on the Byron Bay masterplan leadership team while being involved with a $21m four-storey high-density DA, located on the corner block opposite Mitre 10 and Byron Music.


Movie Review: Goodbye Christopher Robin

Who doesn’t adore Winnie the Pooh? The mere utterance of the teddybear’s name, along with Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, is enough to transport so many people of a certain age to a happier world of uncomplicated intimacies and honey-soaked innocence. The history behind Pooh is considerably more layered, however.


Mullumbimby Hospital must be demolished: report

The two main buildings at the Mullumbimby Hospital site will have to be completely demolished and the land remediated at a cost of more than $3 million after they were found to be riddled with asbestos that poses a high risk to future users and the surrounding community.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Audio Vixen Sibling trio Audio Vixen presents a stunning salute to some of the music industry’s greatest classic rock artists such as The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen, Bruce Springsteen and many more. As seen on The X Factor, Audio Vixen...


Byron mayor meets with residents over community concerns

Some Byron Bay community representatives met with local MP Tamara Smith, Mayor Simon Richardson and councillors on Monday to discuss their concerns over the Rec Ground, the pool, the market relocation, Butler Street and the masterplan roll-out .


Tackling abuse of the elderly with bingo

When support from family and friends becomes diminished, the elderly can be at risk of ‘elder abuse’. One of the challenges in tackling elder abuse is raising awareness, as very often older people are not aware the conditions that they are experiencing constitute abuse.


Ancient Chinese bureaucracy didn’t mess about

While the dust is yet still settle around Byron council’s ongoing discombobulations, let’s look at who had the best bureaucracy. It was China of coursse. The historical tradition of Chinese bureaucracy goes way back to 221 BCE.


Mullumbimby yarn bomber found

As part of the alternative community in the 1970s, Yazmina-Michèle de Gaye aka the Crochet Goddess would crochet clothes and blankets for people who were having babies and delights in the moments when she sees things she made then reappear on children today.


Red Devils upgrade facilities

There have been a lot of renovations at the Red Devils Clubhouse at their grounds in Byron Bay. The showers and toilets, kitchen, and also the bar have undergone a revamp, and even the outside and the roof have...


The Balcony tells us what’s on at their venue this summer

Paella & Pimms Saturday & Sunday 2pm – sold out Afternoon sessions on the balcony with seafood paella and cocktails have become synonymous with summer in Byron Bay. Since the weather has started heating up, we’ve followed suit by launching Paella...


Vinnies Christmas Appeal now under way

As the holiday season approaches, most Australian households are starting to plan Christmas Day menus and consider the presents for their loved ones. However, thousands of north coast families are stressing about putting food on the table, and paying...


Woody Head: cheap fun holiday

By: Simon Haslam If you’re looking for a cheap, fun place for the family to get out into nature, you’ll probably run into a few Byronians at Woody Head. Only 1.5 hours from Byron, the low-key campsite in the Bundjalung...


Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.