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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

January 24, 2018

Issue 32.33

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In this Issue:

Swivel for PM

‘Alternative Prime Minister’ is a new Slightly-Drunk-Ted-Talk from Mark Swivel, Accredited Near Dead White Male.TM As our indifference turns to anger, Mark hits the hustings to kiss babies and sizzle sausages. Expect banter, singing, fiscal rectitude – fully costed...


The original brothers of blues

The Original Blues Brothers Band is alive and well. Original members hand picked by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd have assembled the ultimate rhythm and blues review and have emerged as a powerful entity in their own right. The...


The Commuter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWexI9YiLSc Poor old Liam Neeson is the hardest done-by bloke in cinema today. Tragedy, disaster and low-life crooks keep turning up like bad pennies in his screen life, usually threatening not just him, but his beautiful wife and kid too!...


Culture Roundup: Jan 14-30, 2018

The Birdmann – Finale In a 25th anniversary show, the man like no man, the internationally infamous, award-winning comic legend, The Birdmann presents the finest collection of classic comedy variety hits in the world! Following ten world tours an   ...


Tuning into Channel One

In 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T began to play at blues parties and local dances, having spent many years under the watchful eye of their father, owner-operator of the famous Admiral Bailey Sound. Channel One’s mission...


Mullumbimby railway land set to be sold

Another parcel of valuable railway land is now in the process of being prepared to be sold, owing to its being ‘surplus to requirements’ of Transport for NSW staff. It is the second sale of Byron shire land flagged by the department in recent weeks.


Swinging Safari

I disliked this movie intensely. Writer/director Stephan Elliott, who gave us the memorably crass A Few Best Men (2011), has stooped even lower in a self-adoring memoir that is loaded with mockery but bereft of empathy (how on earth did he fluke 2008’s lovely Easy Virtue? – maybe because it was written by Noel Coward?).


Pokies to be removed from Byron’s Beach Hotel

Byron Bay’s Beach Hotel is set to become the first licensed venue in the shire to get rid of its pokies in a bid to reduce problem gambling.


Dispatches from the Adani frontline

Forget ‘clicktivism’, where concerned citizens take a stance through social media: anti-Adani protesters from all over Australia, millennial through to baby-boomer and beyond, are taking direct action.


Music Roundup 24 January, 2018

Bibby still gigging Bibby quit his job and went busking when he was 19. After busking for a while he got a few other gigs out of it. He got a high-paid job but lost it eventually because he was...


Second community action called over sexualised mural at carnival

Locals calling for the sexualised image of a woman on a children’s ride at Brunswick Heads to be changed will gather for a second community action today (Wednesday).


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Australia Day – Lose the date

I’ve never really got the point of Australia Day. I’ve never felt so much nationalistic pride that I want to put on my flag bikini and listen to some shit middle-of-the-road Aussie music while drinking a beer chanting ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie’.


Mullumbimby Men’s Shed open for business

Mullumbimby Men’s first shed is up and there are celebrations taking place this Friday (Australia Day) from 9am till 11am.


No issue with defecation at Main Beach: Byron Council

Concerned residents who recently had eye and ear infections believed they were potentially caused by run-off from cleaning around the shower area at Byron Bay's Main Beach carpark where they understood some late-night drinkers regularly defecate.


U/12 swim team shines at Byron Bay surf life saving event

Xavier Eddington, Cash Cratchley, Suki Alford and Skye Pockley put in a great effort to win gold in the U/12s swim team in ideal conditions at last weekend’s Far North Coast branch junior surf championships hosted by Byron Bay...


PM Charity Cup in support of mental health played at Mullumbimby

A full complement of more than 136 golfers took part in the PM Charity Cup played at the Mullumbimby Golf Club last Saturday. At least 136 players hit the course filling out all the available spots, organiser Adam Culbert said. ‘It...


Crowds flock to Woodchop Carnival at Brunswick Heads

The 58th Brunswick Heads Woodchop Carnival had another successful year and saw two new Australian champions crowned among four days of action. Everything went to plan and there were plenty of entrants and spectators, event secretary Joy Slater said. ‘As it...


Bowlo forges ahead in Byron Bay Twilight cricket

A lusty blow from Chis C gave the Thomas, Noble and Russell side a last-ball victory in their Twilight cricket match against Thomas, Noble and Russell last week. Mick set up the win hitting 31 for the financial advisers (TNR)...


Local junior surfers impress

Nyxie Ryan from Lennox Head has achieved a surfing triple play by winning her third Rip Curl GromSearch National Title in as many years. Nyxie took out the Girls 14 division in pumping two-metre waves at Sandon Point. She was able...


Northern trio named in first SLSC youth team

Three young surf life savers from northern NSW have been rewarded for their stellar early-season form with selection in the inaugural Youth Pathway Cup team, who will contest at Sydney’s Freshwater Beach on Australia Day. The Youth Pathway Cup is...


Fruit salad in a Brunswick River sauce

Fruit salad in a Brunswick River sauce. Photo Jeff Dawson


Healthy lunches

Cancer Council NSW has launched a brand-new website that will make the task of preparing a healthy school lunch for the kids a whole lot easier. The Healthy Lunch Box website (healthylunchbox.com.au) includes simple, tasty recipes and ideas for lunches,...


Food with a different view

By Vivienne Pearson A new year’s sojurn to Victoria found me re-contemplating my Food with a View story (published in this esteemed paper January 2016). I enjoyed a meal at the Portsea Pub in the early days of 2018 (like many...


From Steam Whistle to Top Shed

By Raymond Howells As the world of craft brewing continues to grow and evolve, it seems every man and his dog wants to get in on the act. It’s not something that can be said about Greg Cromwell; no Johnny...


Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.