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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

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 Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...