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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

Bad news

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


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo,...

Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

June 6, 2018

Issue 32.52

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In this Issue:

Ubuntu Choir: Make that Change

Big Choir Workshop: Brunswick Heads Public School | Monday 11 June | 2-5pm |  $15/$12 kids free Show: Mullum Civic Hall | Thursday 14 June | 7pm  They’ve had sold out shows in Sydney and Melbourne and the Ubuntu Choir’s Australian tour will...


Interview: Spit Syndicate

From Western Sydney to the Great Northern Hotel Great Northern | Sunday 10 June | 8pm | $24.50 Sydney’s Inner West duo Spit Syndicate, made up of Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice, are one of Australia’s most exciting, forward-thinking hip-hop acts.Nick...


Cinema Review: Cargo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC5ItmyY5fg It isn’t every day that you get to see a zombie movie that leaves a genuinely emotional and lasting impression – by its very nature, the genre’s schlock/horror does not generally strive for profundity. But this is different. Set...


Byron told to buckle in for more visitors

An increase in the population of south-east Queensland, more tourism from Asia and a new mega cruise-ship terminal could see a massive increase in day visitors to Byron Bay, a tourism symposium has heard.


Interview: Tim Rogers

Byron Writers Festival, Elements of Byron | 3–5 August 2018 Byron Writers Festival have just opened the gates on their impressive artist announcement for this year’s event. Politicians, thinkers, fiction writers, comedians and singers turned memoir writers are all lining up...


Cinema Review: Tully

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGfbngzSfpc Screenwriter Diablo Cody burst onto the scene with ‘Juno’ in 2007. Canadian Jason Reitman was the director of that serious but sweet-natured movie and the pair has collaborated with great success again, albeit with an added serving of existential...


Plastic free businesses given new platform

A new website has been launched to encourage Byron Shire food, beverage and fashion businesses to reduce their plastic waste through community recognition and encouragement.


Music Roundup: June 6, 2018

The Strides with Declan Kelly & The 4’20 Sound Hotel Great Northern | Friday 29 June, 9pm | $25 Fresh from rocking Bluesfest this year, 9-piece reggae dancehall sensation The Strides return to Byron for a show at the iconic Hotel...


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: To Vex or Vax?

If Shakespeare wrote a play to sum up the underlying angst of Mullumbimby, his first line would be ‘To Vax or not to Vax. That is the question.’ I vax.


Billinudgel supports Jo’s cancer fight

The community is getting behind Billinudgel local Jo Williams’s fight against cancer with a fundraiser on Saturday June 16 at the Billinudgel Hotel from 2pm.


Bob Bellear’s life recognised

An inspirational Indigenous leader who grew up in the area has been immortalised, with the North Ocean Shores sportsfield being officially recognised as the Bob Bellear Sports Ground.


Federal film night to sponsor EDO

A fundraiser to assist the people in the Narrabri and Pilliga area who are facing Santos’s proposed 850-well CSG expansion will be held as part of the Federal film night on June 9.


Beez basketballers down but not out

The Byron Beez basketballers suffered a crushing 81–65 defeat from the Lismore Storm at home last Saturday night. Lismore Storm played the best game of their season and the Beez played close to their worst game.  The first quarter saw the...


Late goals save Byron Bay at Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores soccer played at home last weekend with less than spectacular results including a narrow 1–0 loss for the U/15s and the three senior teams all having draws.  The first division Brownsnakes missed a chance to grab top spot...


Byron bowlers take two from two in Pennants

Two out of two Byron Bay Bowling Club pennant teams have made it through to the zone contests after the grade seven team beat Cudgen on the weekend. The grade-three Pennants side went to Ocean Shores with the district flag...


All Girls Surfriders travel to Evans Head

Crystal Cylinders The All Girls Surfriders May competition was held during their annual campout held at Evans Head. The campout has been held for nearly two decades and gives members an opportunity to hang out and get to know each other,...


Geckos win Shand Cup cricket opener

Game one of the 21st season of Shand cricket saw a depleted Main Arm team succumb to the Geckos. Bucko of Main Arm sent the Geckos in to bat.  James Clarke (Kent) opened the innings with Stuart (23) who wasted no...


Brunswick Heads Tennis served a 10-year deal

The Brunswick Heads Tennis Club has signed a 10-year Crown Lands licence for the Byron Shire Council’s tennis court facility in South Beach Road. ‘The Club is thrilled and thanks Byron Shire Council for its support,’ president Kusha Sihvola said. ‘It...


Great start to long weekend

It will be the probably the last Stone & Wood Festival of the Stone at the old premises this Saturday 9 June from 3pm to 10pm. There will be some great live music and good vibes, because as well...


Iconic For A Reason

By Terase Davidson Sitting pretty in a heritage listed building on the opposite corner of the roundabout at Jonson & Lawson Streets, as you come into town from Ewingsdale Road, The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co is much loved by...


Indian fire, spice and sitar

Story and photo Lesley Hannaford Now that the cooler weather is well and truly here, certainly come 5pm anyway, our thoughts are turning to comfort food, open fires and some spice! If you haven’t been already, this could be the...


Whisky legend Bill Lark launches Byron micro distillery

By Julie Ray Mentors Mark Nicholson and Bill Lark (rum in hand) amongst the stills at the Lord Byron Distillery with new local micro distiller Brian Restall (rear) Photo Jeff ‘Rum Rebellion’ Dawson   The Patriarch of Australian whisky, Bill Lark from...


Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

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.