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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

November 7, 2018

Issue 33.22

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In this Issue:

Girls can change the world! Vote Áine Tyrell for Falls

With just a few weeks to vote in the Falls Foster A Band, if you haven’t done already you still have time to vote for the artist The Echo has selected to champion: Áine Tyrell. We’ve covered what an...


Interview with the cast of ‘In My Skin’: Young People Speaking...

This year the Byron Youth Theatre takes a look at racism and prejudice with their new group-devised show In My Skin. It is a hot topic and I believe many community members would benefit from seeing what the youth of...


Is Mullum sewer’s upcoming ‘colonoscopy’ a waste?

Over the next three months, Mullumbimby’s ageing gravity mains sewerage network will be prodded and poked more often than an in-patient at a teaching hospital. But is the barrage of tests really worthwhile?


Cinema Review: Bohemian Rhapsody

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S9c5nnDd_s It is not every day that you see a movie that actually changes your long-held opinion of something. I was never much of a fan of Queen’s music but have been won over by Bryan Singer’s soft-centred telling of...


Youth a key component to Mullum Music Fest

Eighteen-year-old Aysha Ndiaye, pictured, took up music and singing at school only two years ago. She wowed youth mentorship judges from the Mullum Music Festival, and will now be mentored by Shelly Brown.


Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the Week Beginning...

Stories in the Club Mullumbimby Ex-Services | Sunday | 4pm | $10 This month’s Stories in the Club has the theme All Kinds of Strength. Tellers will be Athol Compton, Olatundji Akpo-Sani, Oni Blecher, Ken Bright, Selase Dugbaza and the events curator,...


Interview with the Women from The Mamas

Mullum Music Festival | 15–18 Nov  Meet Sugar Mama (Emilia), Smoky Mama (Isobel), and Spicy Mama (Kaitylyn). Along with Saucy Mama (Abbey) they are the front line of Melbourne’s sassiest soul, hip-hop and RnB outfit: The Mamas. They are heading to...


Holly’s new comic tackles animals as food

What’s your relationship with animals and food? In her latest comic Octopus & Lamb, illustrator Holly English explores animal rights in an intimate, accessible and sometimes humorous way. 


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

Wild Marmalade at the Brewery Byron Brewery | Friday | 7pm | Free Wild Marmalade are the world’s original high-energy didgeridoo dance band. Fusing the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo with contemporary dance beats, their sound is a meeting of Si’s...


Cinema Review: Charming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUGPG-iPSWs&vl=en Having endured the national ignominy of Australia’s fawning over members of the British royal family (did anybody hear Sam Pang say on TV’s Have You Been Paying Attention? that Prince Harry had given up on finding his biological father?...


Bay FM’s efforts flow to others

During Bay FM’s August Radiothon, subscribers were asked if they would like to see $5 of their subscription money donated to one of four charities. This week they made good on that promise.


Backs to the wall win for Rams

The Byron Bay Rams maintained their unbeaten record and first place on the ladder but they were made to fight for it in a 2–1 win over South Lismore playing at home. It looked to be a routine performance 30...


Byron bowlers dominate district

After an impressive day of bowls playing at home the Byron Bay Women’s Bowling Club has claimed the  2018 Byron Tweed District Shield. It is the first time in over ten years that the local club has claimed the coveted...


Good win for Byron XI

Byron Bay Coastal League cricketers maintain their unbeaten record while the the third grade struggle for first win. Playing away at Seabreeze Oval against Pottsville Byron secong grade bowled out the home side for 54 in 24 overs, before taking...


Timeah leaps into Victorian ballet

Dance Dynamics Byron Bay is excited for one of their previous students, Timeah Logie, who has just been accepted into the full-time program at the Victorian State Ballet. ‘Timeah started classical ballet training at 11 years of age and was...


Local surfers let rip

Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey had a 17th-place finish at the star-studded HIC Pro held at Sunset Beach in Hawaii.  He was up against a very strong 112-man field at the WSL Men’s QS 3,000 event. Bailey has improved his position on...


Tennis stars shine at Mullumbimby

            The Mullumbimby Tennis Club championships were played last weekend and included over 40 players taking on hot conditions. JP emerged as the open men’s singles champion after beating Amadeus O’Connor 6–2 6–4. In the open ladies’ singles Marie-Lou Baudoin beat...



The scientific and cosmic worlds of biodynamics are set to hit Byron with a free Biodynamic Open Day this weekend 10 November at The Farm, followed by a two-day Introduction to Biodynamics workshop 29–30 November, presented by world-renowned educator...


Fresh foodie fun

Luscious Foods in the Byron Arts & Industry precinct is a foodie hangout for locals and in-the-know tourists. My usual ‘go to’ dish at Luscious is the vegetarian pizza with pesto, not because I am vegetarian but because when vegetables...


The heavens have opened – Open Table catering

By: S Davey Open Table is a Byron Bay catering service creating dishes that are an exotic alternative to the usual function food. They showcase the many facets of international fare – from contemporary European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, North African,...


Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...