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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local gov reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Cocaine bust in Byron Shire, 7 men arrested

Police say two separate investigations into the ongoing supply of cocaine in the Byron Bay area have led to charges against seven men.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Respect for Country

Léandra Martiniello, Whian Whian It is the night of the full moon, I have just watched it rise. On the...

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April 25, 2018

Issue 32.46

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In this Issue:

Interview: Helen O’Carroll on the true cost of your clothes

Have you ever wondered ‘Who made my clothes?’ Social enterprise Fashion Revolution has joined forces with local businesses BAY Active, Green Square Apparel, and The Shire Seamstress to host their annual event at The Brewery this Friday. Alongside Annette Duffield...


Interview: Clint Hurrell, Australia’s next top fashion show

In the last decade Byron Bay has made itself known as a brand synonymous with hip individualism and style. It seems only right that alongside all the festivals that Byron should have an event to showcase the fashion industry,...


Cinema Review: Truth or Dare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgnk3MLw9TM Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) has inspired a whole subsection in the genre of teen-horror. Though not in the same league as that Japanese classic, Jeff Wadlow’s similarly creepy and unpredictable movie also has an unseen agent of fear driving...


Vegan yoga camping ground DA heats up

The proponent of a 239-lot camping ground/events site near Mullum has defended his proposal and claims that Byron Council staff unfairly placed his DA before the public before all reports and documents were completed. 


Catholic corp eyes former Mullum hospital site

Residential accommodation for older people is emerging as the most likely future use for the old Mullumbimby Hospital site, following a survey of locals and a number of expressions of interest.


Cinema review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTDNGv61-Dk What a charming period piece this is. And how heartening to be reminded that there once was a time, before everybody’s eyes were glued to a little screen in their hand, when hardcopy books were appreciated as treasure. Juliet...


Spirited speech kicks off festival

A powerful culture appropriation speech kicked off this year’s Spirit Fest, ushering in a new paradigm in social awareness over the exploitation of traditional cultures for commercial gain.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sleep with me

Most nights I sleep around. Not how I used to in my twenties; these days it’s just me bed hopping around the house. I don’t remember the last time I went to sleep and woke up the next morning.


Live Music Roundup: April 25 -May 2

A round-up of the coming music events in the Byron Shire and beyond


Interview: Judith Shelley on Harmony Day

Celebrating cultural diversity in our community, the Harmony Festival is an important event that brings community together to celebrate with food, music and dance. The Echo spoke with Judith Shelley, the national coordinator for Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance, about...


Castles in the sky still require Council DAs

Enthusiastic participants in local government affairs took to their popcorn and cushions in the Mullumbimby chambers last Thursday to hear soaring oratory rhetoric of varying degrees of competency by our beloved councillors.


BYS facilities needs refurb

The Byron Youth Service’s Mullumbimby Cottage, which supports young people mainly referred through the local high school, is an old building and in dire need of some love, say youth service staff.


Ready for behavioural change?

Bring your cup and plate. Local sustainability festival Renew Fest will deliver its third waste-free event in a row this year, with support from some passionate young Americans.


Ocean Shores women bowlers win pennant

Ocean Shores has won the grade four Tweed Byron Women’s Bowls Pennant and will contest the regional playoffs in May. Kingscliff finished in second place. ‘Our little club, with limited membership, formed a successful team along with our reserves of Sam...


Entry period extended for Winter Whales swim

The Winter Whales Swim Committee have made changes to its charity event including an extended sign-on period The Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic, the Byron Bay Mitre 10 Mini-swim and the re-instated elite Superfish category take place on...


Bangalow Rugby on top and unbeaten

The Bangalow Rugby Union first grade side are sitting on the top of the competition ladder after making it four from four when they beat Lismore 25–7 on the weekend. The Bangalow Rebels came back strongly in the second half...


Mullumbimby win Far North Coast waterpolo premiership

Mullumbimby has won this year’s Far North Coast Waterpolo championship with a 14–11 win over Southern Cross University at Mullumbimby pool two weeks ago. The secret to the win was a good team culture that could successfully blend old and...


Giants retain the Grant Cook Cup

      The Mullumbimby Giants rugby league side have kept there unblemished 2018 record with a 22–20 win over Murwillumbah to retain the Cook Cup last weekend. Playing away, the Giants got off to a good start by ‘playing good footy and...


Byron Bay Rams continue their winning ways against Lennox Head

The goals came thick and fast when the Apex Digital Byron Bay Rams visited Lennox Head for round two of the 2018 Football Far North Coast Championships. The Reserve Grade Rams set the pace with a resounding six-goal victory over...


MBVFC beat Ocean Shores in ANZAC Cup

Ocean Shores came up short against a clinical Mullumbimby, losing the open B final of the ANZAC Cup 5–2 on the weekend. Shores threatened early and scored the first goal, but this spurred Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley into action and they controled...


Young surfers collect trophies at Oz Grom Cup

Our local groms came home from Coffs Harbour with some trophies from the Billabong Oz Grom Cup after some impressive performances from our future stars.  Most importantly all of them had a fun school holiday trip with great waves, beautiful...


Culture shift: Hotel Great Northern

A real culture shift has occurred in the restaurant at the Hotel Great Northern. The iconic old pub, situated right in the middle of the most happening part of modern Jonson Street, is typical of NSW’s modern pub scene....


Byron Bay beer and cider festival

By S Haslam More than 20 breweries will be in Byron for a really big day for craft beer and cider ‘enthusiasts’ this Saturday 5 May, as the very first Byron Craft Beer and Cider Festival takes place on the...


Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return

The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.