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Bravo Mungo

Robert Gibson, Byron Bay Mungo’s Crossword last week was, for me, both challenging and charming. Echos of the great man’s wit...

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Railway and rail trail working together

Chris Abraham, Mullumbimby Creek The rail service between Casino and Murwillumbah was suspended by the NSW Government without any public...

Want to get your voice heard on affordable housing?

Northern Rivers locals are being encouraged to bring their experiences, views and possible solutions on housing affordability to the attention of the NSW government on August 17 and 18.

Israel vs Palestine

Jenny Bush, Wilsons Creek When the point scoring dies down there’s no question that since the British colonial occupiers of Palestine...

Duncan Shipley-Smith letter

John Donnellan, Ocean Shores Duncan Shipley-Smith (DSS) seems put out by Mandy Nolan’s article accurately describing the local anti-vax mob...

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his...

June 27, 2018

Issue 33.03

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Cinema Review: Jurassic World 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vn9mMeWcgoM To accommodate everybody’s infinitesimal attention span, T-Rex gobbles up a bloke at the very beginning of the movie, before we’ve even broken the choc-coating on our ice cream or been introduced to the central characters. A franchise’s production line...


Culture Roundup: June 27th 2018

Rueben Kaye Brunswick Picture House | Sunday 1 July | 6pm | $22-25 The evil love child of Liza Minnelli and Jim Carrey. Obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy and rib-crackingly funny, cabaret superstar Rueben Kaye is what happens when you tell your children...


Terania Creek ‘forest warriors’ project approved

National Parks NSW has now assessed and approved the Nightcap Monuments Project and acknowledged the significance of the project to regional history and local communities.


Cinema Review: The Incredibles 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5qOzqD9Rms About ten minutes or so before the end of this thunderously boring cartoon, I glanced at my companion. Her ears, like mine, were bleeding from the constant aural onslaught. We had no option but to flee, fearing that the...


Interview: Lior

Counting down the days ’til Bello Winter Music,artists and punters are getting ready for one of the great events of the Australian festival calendar. On of the awesome shows at Bello will undoubtably be Lior, one of Australia’s most successful...


Hemp Collective’s winter harvest

After researching and developing their business model for a year and a half, Hemp Collective is now reaping the benefits of low-THC organic hemp with its first crop being harvested in Byron Shire.


Library funds slashed, say Public Libraries Assoc

Claims that library services across the state will be axed by 18 per cent have been refuted by local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin, yet with new funding arrangements, the outcome for libraries appears still unclear. 


Live Music Roundup: June 27th 2018

Hiatus Kaiyote Hiatus Kaiyote | The Northern | Thursday 28 June  | SOLD OUT In the two years since selling out their Sydney Opera House gig, Hiatus Kaiyote have become one of the most sampled bands in the world. They feature...


Mandy Nolans Soapbox: Socks appeal

There’s one saying I particularly hate: it’s ‘pull up your socks’. It kind of refers I guess to a sense of self-reliance and comes from an era when you were just expected to suffer quietly and not make your...


Hoss lands a beauty

Cabarita Beach once again welcomed avid fishing enthusiasts from across the country for the 31st annual Lions Tweed Coast Marine Greenback Charity Fishing Competition held over the June long weekend.  After two days of fishing enthusiastic and exhausted entrants returned...


Locals outperform at Surfmasters Titles

Byron Bay’s Neil ‘Freddo’ Cameron and Lennox Head surfers Sandro Neto, Michael Crisp and Max Perrot competed at the 2018 HIF NSW Surfmasters Titles held at Boomerang Beach on the mid-north coast.  The swell magnet at North Boomerang provided good...


All-girl Miniroos get extra skills training at MNVFC

This football season marks the first ever that girls-only MiniRoos leagues (4–11-year- olds) have been made available by Football Far North Coast for the area and Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC are delighted to have three participating teams. ‘It’s a clear...


Geckos hold nerve to sink Byron in Shand Cup

The elite sporting world is largely run for the benefit of rapacious corporate entities and populated by punks and posers, but way back at grassroots level the Nick Shand Memorial cricket still extols the virtues that made the game...


Young tennis players compete in North Coast Open

Eleven teenagers from the Northern Rivers Tennis Academy travelled to Grafton to compete in the North Coast Open over the June long weekend. ‘Although no-one came home an outright winner, there were plenty of matches won and lost over the...


Byron beat Bangalow in football derby

The Apex Byron Bay Rams collected good wins beating the Bluedogs reserve grade 3–0, and 4–o in the premier division on the weekend. The top game was closely  fought and locked at 0–0 for much of the opening session. With only...


New brewery’s dinner event

Left BlakeSeymour. Right MattWilson Have you heard of the relatively new Seven Mile Brewery? Now’s your chance to try some of their beer at an upcoming dinner event. Executive chef Blake Seymour of Ballina RSL is inviting the...


A Busy Man

Story and photo S Haslam Chef Blake Seymour will have his work cut out for him in the next few days. After Ballina Food & Wine Festival’s gala dinner for around 200 people on Friday, the Ballina RSL executive chef...


Not just food, but an awesome adventure

Hidden away in the hills behind Mullumbimby is a little hint of Tuscany. The leaves are falling from the vines, but as you walk by the enormous wood-fired oven you feel a blast of warmth on your body. As...


Brewery party raises $17K for Big Scrub

Local independent brewery Stone & Wood held their annual Festival of the Stone at their Byron Bay brewery over the long weekend, celebrating the release of their 2018 Stone Beer and raising $17,000 for Big Scrub Landcare. In the leadup...


One sided

Rachael Terry, South Golden Beach I am really shocked and disappointed at the one-sidedness of The Echo reporting on the COVID-19 vaccination debate. Any dissenters...

Paradise lost?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay ‘Take your masks off!’ yelled the young scruff at my companion and me, as he speared his skateboard between our coffee table...

Dunoon Dam

Nan Nicholson, The Channon Being a Rous County councillor must be a hard job. The workload of reading reports must be enormous and keeping communities informed...

Nature-based intervention on offer for at-risk young people

As the trickledown effects of COVID-19 continue to hit our most vulnerable, not-for-profit groups are saying they are overwhelmed.