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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

Other News

Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Body of missing woman located – Ballina

A body, believed to be that of a missing woman, has been located in Ballina.

Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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.

In a league of their own

S Haslam At the end of a dusty lane, just beyond the increasingly hip area of the Mullum Industrial Estate,...

February 21, 2018

Issue 32.37

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In this Issue:

You got to Move it Move it!

We Move Studio is what happens when two friends get together to create a space for creative expression. Meggie Danielson shared the story of her and Alona Rosenberg with The Echo. What inspired you and Alona to create We Move...


Blues in the Can

Blues rock band Canned Heat has more lineup changes than most. With more than 40 lineup changes over the years, one thing is for sure: it doesn’t really mean who’s lining up. With Skip Taylor calling the shots, you...


Interview: Dusty Stephensen

Emerging from Adelaide’s rich songwriting scene, soulful rockers Wanderers have cemented their place within the local industry for their captivating live show and musicianship that has translated effortlessly from record to stage, solidified by winning SA Best Blues/Roots band...


Launching some Crazy Sh*t!

Talking about where we have been and what happened is very often the underlying motivation for storytelling. For writer Matt Towner the adventures and transformative nature of travel stories have provided a rich vein of subject matter, whether it...


The 15:17 To Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC_lnyn2R2Q Clint Eastwood, now 87, has made some of the finest movies of this century. His latest is not one of them, but it does not warrant the brickbats that have been hurled at it. Indeed, if Eastwood’s crime is...


Culture Roundup: Feb 21-27

Dancing OUR land Bangarra Dance troupe’s incredible moving triple bill,  Our Land People Stories  is on at HOTA this week. HOTA is the renamed Gold Coast Arts Centre (Home of the Arts). Inspired by the life story and painting of...


Merrick Man of the Hour!

Life is confusing and no-one has all the answers… except Merrick Watts. None of his answers is right but at least he’s having a go.


Lady Bird

The poster says a lot. It is of Saoirse Ronin (as the eponymous Lady Bird) in profile. For all the world it might be a Madonna by Piero della Francesca


Byron Bay Surf Festival Everyday Legends

After a leadup week that included some pretty impressive swell, the Byron Surf Festival hits Byron this weekend with an impressive four days across Byron that include art exhibitions, live gigs, films, in conversations, art and craft markets, a...


Byron luxury estate agent goes into liquidation

Unique Estates was born from a single sale in the Byron Bay hinterland and grew into a prestige property agency with offices across Australia and Asia. But it collapsed last week owing staff outstanding wages.


New Byron bus terminal location announced

The bus terminal slated for the Byron Bay's Butler Street Reserve may now be built on the eastern side of the proposed Butler Street bypass, near the water tower.


Music Roundup: Feb 21 – 27

The Gurge at the Beach Getting ready to take to the stage at the Beach Hotel for the Byron Bay Surf Festival, Ben Ely from Regurgitator says, ‘Dropping in on a wave is a similar feeling of excitement you get...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Bad Boy Barnaby

Poor baby Barnaby. He’s in twuble. He’s been a very, very naughty boy, caught with his political pants down, his cock in the cookie jar. It’s become evident that Mr ‘Family Values’ seems to value families so much he was attempting to have two at the same time.


Records tumble at Mullum High swim meet

It was a big day in the pool for Mullumbimby High as seven records were broken at the 2018 swimming carnival. The ‘super fish’ on the day were Mollie and Thomas Cheek, who broke five records combined. Mollie broke three in...


Time to strap the footy boots on again

The Byron Bay FC Spell and the Gypsy Collective Wildcats have started training for the 2018 season and are looking for new recruits. After a successful 2017 the club is aiming to build two competitive teams again this year, playing...


Lennox Head thirds score 423

The Cellars Byron Bay third grade were on the wrong side of a massive batting score last Saturday at Williams Reserve in Lennox Head when they had 423 runs put past them, including two centuries. The century makers for the...


‘Food brings us together…

'and, as a universal language crossing cultures and ages, speaks to us of who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going.’ Ronit from Open Table is one of those special Byron Shire people who’s always...


Chincogan Lookout

The Byron Shire has some iconic views. One of the most memorable is the view of Mt Chincogan as you drive in to Mullumbimby from Uncle Tom’s, thanks to a visionary town planner and surveyor who insisted on the...


‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.