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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Other News

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.

Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

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

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

October 24, 2018

Issue 33.20

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In this Issue:

Interview with Rusty Berther from The Cartridge Family

Rusty Berther is one-third of the Cartridge Family. He was half of the Scared Weird Little Guys, and when he takes to the stage in full flight as a standup comedian he’s fully himself. Rusty is performing at Mullum...


Interview with Andrea Kirwin ahead of the Peace Concert 3 &...

With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea is one of the featured performers and workshop facilitators for Rainbow Lightning, the two-day peace concert at the Brunswick Picture House Saturday 3 and Sunday...


Free alcohol, drug training on offer

This year's Schoolies HUB Volunteers will be able to undergo a number of free training programs, thanks to a $20,000 harm minimisation grant.


Help Aine Tyrell blow them away at Falls Fest

Falls Festival launches their Foster a Band Competition this week with local media outlets in competition to push an act that they want to see play at the Byron event over New Year. So basically I have to convince you...


Ocean Shores walking track to be improved

Brunswick Valley Landcare, on behalf of the Yalla Kool Landcare locality group, has been successful in receiving funding to improve the walking track through a community reserve in Ocean Shores.


Cinema review: First Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoRx87OO6k Strange that in the nation that invented the cult of celebrity, the first man to walk on the moon should have lived as a virtual recluse after his historic ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’....


Mullum Community Gardens turns ten

Over the past decade, the Mullumbimby Community Gardens have blossomed into a priceless community resource, which utilises the very best of the grassroots community volunteer spirit.


Like minds converge to be part of the solution

A pivotal conversation began last week on the topic of ecological healing and what the term means both locally and globally.


Byron Bay realtor faces jail over fraud

The founder of a Byron-based prestige property real estate agency that went into liquidation last year has been charged with 15 counts of fraud involving more than $3.5m.


Counting poos: New sewerage trial approved

Plans for a controversial sewerage system trial in Mullumbimby, adopted by councillors last Thursday, will include a public meeting on the issue so residents can ask what it will involve and why it is being implemented.


A pampered pooch parade

The 16th Federal Park Party was held on Saturday, featuring a silent disco, busking comp, games, fabulous food and, of course, lots and lots of doggies.


Interview with Sky Blue, the latin-loving woman behind Byron Latin Fiesta

The Byron Latin Fiesta is now in its 13th year. With a growing community of latin-loving folk. the 13th event is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Festival director, the latin-loving woman behind it all, Sky Blue spoke with The...


Cinema Review: A Star is Born

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbzyEJ8X9E The first word that comes to mind is overwrought. Closely followed by overlong. But what is most disappointing about yet another rendering of the ageless soapie about how triumph and tragedy in showbiz can so often go hand in...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Banana bread and the royal circus

I don’t get the Australian fascination with the royal family. The national spectacle of crowds fawning over Harry and Meghan seems to be in direct opposition with what I thought it meant to be Australian.


Churches step up for homeless in severe weather

If you’ve been put out by the rains that have lashed the Shire recently, spare a thought for the region’s homeless population. Thankfully, the Byron Community Centre has been doing just that.


CrossFit booted from its premises by developer

Byron Bay CrossFit owner Amanda Allen says they were given their marching orders with just a few days’ notice from landlord and West Byron landowner Terry Agnew.


Climate emergency declared by Council

The motion ’acknowledges that Byron Shire is likely to be substantially affected by climate impacts, particularly sea-level rise, bushfires, drought and floods.’


Live music in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week...

Bootleg Rascal The Hotel Great Northern | Sat 27 Oct | 9pm Bootleg Rascal are gearing up for their second album, two years in the making. The margarita-sipping Rascals are serving up ghetto-dub tracks, dipped in cajun spice and sizzled on...


Byron chamber gets on board for networking

Last Thursday evening saw around 100 members of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce come together at the North Beach Platform on Bayshore Drive for the chamber’s monthly networking event.


Culture in the Byron Shire and beyond from Oct 24, 2018

Music in the Valley Main Arm Public School | Fri 2 Nov | 4pm | FREE Main Arm Public School’s Music in the Valley is celebrating its fifth birthday with an impressive lineup for 2018. Headlining the event on 2 November is...


‘Mono’ wins US title again

Byron local Mark ‘Mono’ Stewart (left) has held on to his winning title at the second annual US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship at Oceanside, California earlier this month. 


900 play Rugby 7s in Byron

Over 900 players and plenty of spectators enjoyed two days of top-flight rugby as Byron Bay hosted its annual Rugby 7s festival. Teams came from across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu to compete for their share of...


Rams kick off Summer Youth League with a win

The U/20s Summer Youth League has kicked off and defending champions Byron Bay have picked up their first win. The SYL has been running for ten years and Byron Bay has been the most successful club, winning four titles including...


More medals for Margaret

Local 88-year-old Margaret Fisher has returned from the 2018 Super-Seniors World Team Championships in Croatia with a gold medal in the women’s singles consolation competition and a bronze in the women’s doubles. Margaret lives in Byron Bay; she began her...


Barrio extends hours

Owing to popular demand Barrio Eatery & Bar have extended their opening hours to include Monday and Tuesday evenings, and they are offering $10 Barrio Passionfruit Spritz this Monday 29 and 30 October to celebrate.  Barrio is renowned for its...


Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...