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Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Dunoon Dam from a Rocky Creek perspective

R Musgrave, Rocky Creek Here’s a simple question about the proposed new Dunoon Dam and some local observations from a long-time...

Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...


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

October 17, 2018

Issue 33.19

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In this Issue:

Interview with Mullum Festival Performer, Tim Snider

When inspiration comes, Tim Snider is working Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 Nov When US Tim Snider takes the stage magic happens. Many know him as the man on the wild electric violin with Nahko and the Medicine People. His playing...


Council staff call for Tyagarah Beach nude bathing to be banned

Nude bathing at Tyagarah Beach could be banned within weeks if councillors support Byron Council staff’s recommendation at today’s meeting to revoke the beach’s clothes-optional declaration.


Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week beginning...

Byron Latin Fiesta Byron Theatre, Community Centre and associated venues | 1–4 November The Byron Latin Feista welcomes Parisian dance teacher and choreographer Sabiha Bastide to Byron. She trained as a Kizomba instructor and studied by taking private lessons in Dominican...


Cinema Review: Bad Times at the El Royale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7wzBVARwaU   There is a pronounced influence of the Coen brothers in writer/director Drew Goddard’s bizarro/noir bloodletting flick. Set in the sixties and heavily reliant on a fantastic, mostly Tamla Motown soundtrack, there are hellish flames and flashbacks, quirky characters and...


Bangalow Public School’s own film festival

Bangalow Public School students are preparing for their first Futurama Drama film festival, to be held October 23, 24 and 25.


Small business workshop offers skills and insights

The fourth and final Sourdough lunchtime workshop, as part of the popular 2018 small business series, will be held on Wednesday October 31 at the Elements of Byron Resort.


Affordable housing proposal for 22ha Mullumbimby site contested

Plans to rezone and develop 22 hectares of Council-owned land next to the Mullumbimby Community Gardens has seen increased resident resistance, and last week Council staff sought to calm the waters.


Byron Bypass costs blow out by $13.5 million

Plans to create a Byron Bay bypass along Butler Street, into wetland habitat and then joining Jonson and Browning Streets at Mitre 10, appear to be held up by the state government, as Byron Shire Council awaits determination for a $9.5m grant.


Lighthouse run lights up Sam

One of this year's recipients from the proceeds of the Byron Lighthouse Run, Samantha Bulmer, suffered a spinal rupture just before birth, which has left her partially paralysed ever since.


An interview with comedian Greg Fleet

The Good, The Bad and The Fleety The Big Gig – Ballina RSL | Thursday 25 Oct | 8pm | Free Greg Fleet in conversation with Mandy Nolan about The Good Son | The Drill Hall, Mullumbimby | Wednesday 24 Oct |...


Cinema Review: In Like Flynn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UQpHMAEd8M In Like Flynn Scenes that run quick slow quick slow quick, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, with not really much sublime in the mix, is generally a bankable MO for any action date-movie. For the life of me,...


Council considers ‘disaster dashboard’ and climate emergency

Byron Shire Council will tomorrow (October 18) consider how to keep residents better informed about natural disasters and whether it needs to expand existing climate-change mitigation strategies.


Draft Bangalow plan prioritises ‘walkability’ over development

A draft plan for Bangalow village will be on the table at Thursday’s Council meeting, and aims to set out residents’ aspirations for the village over the next 15 years.


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week...

Peter Bibby Hotel Great Northern | Friday | 9pm | 18.90 Australia’s foremost maverick poet Peter Bibby has just released his new single Work for Arseholes. The track features on his second studio album Grand Champion, which released this September via...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mental As Anything

The other day I realised that whenever I talk or write about mental health or people with lived experience that I talk about it as ‘other’. Like people with mental health issues are not me.


Young Trojans win rugby festival in NZ

The Lennox Head U/13 Trojans rugby team has just returned from New Zealand having achieved a rare feat in Australian rugby circles: beating the Kiwis and bringing back a winner’s trophy. The team flew to Queenstown to compete in the...


Podium finishes for local body builders

The My Own Gym team, including Ellie Borenstein, Jade Goldberg, Gaelle Jeanneau and Josh Hutchinson, have competed in the ICN state titles over the past few weeks. Each of them earnt a spot on the podium in their respective...


Byron Bay ready for Rugby sevens

Over 900 players from across Australia and the world will be taking part in the 29th Byron Bay Rugby 7s this weekend. The tournament features three competitions including men’s and women’s competitive and a men’s social. Action will take place over...


Five-year-old Byron surfer collects awards

At only five years old Leihani Kaloha Zoric from Byron Bay has been receiving high praise for her amazing performances on the waves. Fresh from a win in the U/6 Girls at the BL Blastoff in Sydney, Leihani showed she...


Fun run delivers for charity and community

The 2018 Byron Bay Lighthouse run was underpinned by great community spirit as roughly $20,000 was raised for charity as 500 runners braved the inclement weather last weekend. ‘We were pretty lucky with the rain. We only had a small...


Basketball Set for Summer Season

Jenny Ogle The Byron Bay Basketball Association has wound up another season with the top positions contested in all age groups from primary school to A-grade seniors. Congratulations to all our competing teams, and also big thanks to our referees. Winners Primary School...


Pecans growing

By S Haslam The northern rivers is well known for its macadamias, but many people are unaware that there is also a thriving pecan industry in our region. Pecans can be planted in land that is not suitable for macadamias,...


Miss Margarita 

‘We usually have Margaritas on Thursdays but since it’s Tuesday, I’ll make an exception.’ Chelsea Handler By S Davey Miss Margarita is a colourful and upbeat Mexican bar and cantina at the beach end of Jonson Street with a buoyant, colourful...


Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...


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

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,...