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June 22, 2021

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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Other News

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Bad news

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

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.

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.

Interview with Tania de Jong, one of the founding members of Mind Medicine

Mind Medicine Australia (MMA) is a charity that seeks to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness through expanding treatment options available to medical practitioners and their patients. Their focus is on the development of safe and effective psychedelic assisted therapies to cure a range of mental illnesses.

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?

May 30, 2018

Issue 32.51

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Soil carbon sequestering success

Central West farmers and the NSW DPI climate unit have been working on Australia’s first soil carbon sequestration pilot project.


Interview: Mullum Unearthed!

Mullumbimby High School Hall | Friday 15 June | $5 -$10 Mullumimby High School students interested in event management and in creating events that benefit young people in our region have come together to create Mullum Unearthed! – a competition that showcases...


Culture Roundup: May 30th 2018

World Environment Day Knox Park, Murwillumbah | Sunday 3 June | 10am–3pm | FREE Our annual World Environment Day Festival is on this Sunday at Knox Park in Murwillumbah. Promoting sustainability and protection of the natural environment and encouraging people to...


Solar garden feasibility to be explored in Byron Shire

Byron Shire is one of five areas in Australia that has been selected to take part in a feasibility study to see if it could be a suitable location for a solar garden.


Byron Council’s draft budget up for perusal

Byron Shire Council’s $130 million budget comes with a ‘renewed focus on roads maintenance, sustainability, precinct plans and working better with the community,’ with $50.9m pegged for capital work.


Interview: The Real Prince Harry

Mullumbimby Civic Hall | Friday 31 May | 8pm The charismatic Harry James Angus brings his show Struggle with Glory to home ground this week. The explosive trumpet-playing singer from The Cat Empire has been touring the country playing house...


Big thinkers assemble for writers festival

One of Byron Shire’s most treasured festivals, the Byron Writers Festival, has named those who will engage with ideas, storytelling and conversations from August 3 till 5.


Live Music: May 30th 2018

Live music for the Byron Shire and beyond


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Feel like a lift?

If you ask people to name their top 10 fears I can pretty well guarantee that getting stuck in a lift would be one of them. It’s certainly one of mine. The other night I got trapped in a lift – and this is how it happened…


Brunswick Heads main street plan on hold…

Byron Shire Council voted last week to put the Tweed Street masterplan on hold. But the street will receive some minor improvements after councillors voted last Thursday to proceed with projects in the short term.


Horses put through paces at festival site

An introduction to endurance horse riding was held last Saturday at the North Byron Parklands site, which showcased the grounds as a multi-use site. Event organiser and Tweed-Byron Trail Horse Riders Club secretary Debra Minto said 30 riders took their...


Flavours of Lennox 2018 – a competitive cooking event

Now in its sixth year, Flavours of Lennox is staged as a mini-event at the Love Lennox Festival. It is organised by volunteers and members of the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce. The mini-event has been designed and implemented...


Supporting Byron’s youth

Bun Coffee is aiming to support Byron’s youth, creativity and empowerment by selling hessian coffee sacks. ‘Every $2 donation for a sack goes directly to the Byron Youth Service to help fund the programs and facilities that support and...


Byron bowlers win senior zone pairs

Byron Bay Bowling Club life member Jim Clark teamed with Bulla Burton to win the Zone One Senior Pairs at the Yamba Bowling Club. The zone win is a strong follow up to their recent District Title win.  The pair had...


Rainbow Dragons win more bling

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club based at Lennox Head competed at the Urunga Regatta two weeks ago and bought home more bling for their trophy cabinet. These two days of racing were hosted by Titivators Dragon Boat Club and...


McDonagh wins at Shoalhaven Pro/Am

Mikey McDonagh from Lennox Head has won the Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior held at Culburra Beach on the south coast. Byron Bay’s Kyuss King finished in third place after losing a very close semifinal with McDonagh in punchy 0.6-metre...


Lismore too good for Magpies

Last week was the Indigenous round for the AFL and in the local women’s competition Byron Magpies took on the Lismore Swans. The Byron side is having its first season together and in their fifth game of the year fought hard...


Shand cricket ready to lift standards

In these dismal days where the integrity of the game has been eroded by the sandpaper of unrelenting professional bastardry, it is good to know that at the grassroots-level cricket can still be played for the right reasons. If there...


Bangalow rugby falls to rampaging Ballina

Bangalow rugby union first grade have dropped out of the top four after going down 50–10 to the redhot Ballina Seahorse last weekend. The loss follows last week’s narrow 19-18 defeat when they travelled to take on Lennox Head. An inform...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...