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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

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

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Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...


Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

November 28, 2018

Issue 33.25

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When protest songs were the original social media

Interview with Arlo Guthrie Byron Bluesfest | 8–22 April 2019 | bluesfest.com.au Last week our premier music event Bluesfest took out the Best Cultural Arts or Music Event in the Australian Event Awards and was welcomed into the NSW Tourism Hall...


Byron gold – holiday accommodation

The state government is set to undermine councils and residents as residential zones are effectively turned into business zones by new short term holiday letting laws.


The Uncle Project celebrates turning 20 and invites you to join...

The Uncle Project (UP) invites the far north coast tribe to join in a special celebration event on December 7 from 6 till 9pm at KulchaJam in the Byron A&I Estate. 


We are all addicted

Chris Hanley in conversation with Matt Noffs Mullumbimby Civic Hall | Tuesday 6pm | $10/15 Matt Noffs is the third generation of a family renowned for their compassion and their dedication to working with the homeless, the mentally unwell, and people...


‘H’ is for Housie and it is returning again

The Brunswick Housie Tent is set to be up and running again this summer and you can be part of the fun.


Cinema review: The Children Act

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQkUcJioxU If you can remember Ian McEwan’s novel Enduring Love (adapted for the screen in 2004), you will have some idea of the strange emotional territory that veteran director Richard Eyre’s new movie explores. This time, McEwan has also written...


Cinema Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sEaYB4rLFQ Hands up anybody who is still amazed by the technicoloured yawn of CGI. In this unspeakably dreary, convoluted and barely watchable blockbuster we are not so much wrapped in it as bludgeoned by it. The movie is the second...


Say hello to Headlights and Goodbyes

Interview with Cheynne Murphy The Rails, Byron | Sunday 7pm | Free Headlights and Goodbyes is the new EP from north coast folk rocker Cheynne Murphy. He plays the Rails this week as part of his local launch. What was the inspiration...


Culture for the Byron Shire and Beyond from Nov 29th, 2018

Flamenqueanda Byron Theatre | Thursday 13 Dec Flamenqueando Productions return with the award winning cast of Cafe Cantante (Adelaide Fringe 2018) and join forces with brilliant Flamenco guitarist Paco Lara (Jerez de la Frontera, Spain). Paco Lara embodies the unmistakeable Jerez style...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: That Old Trigger

‘What is it about women that makes some men so violent?’ This was the question posed by a letter to the editor in The Echo last week. The letter appeared the very same week as White Ribbon Day – the...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from Nov 28th,...

Karise Eden Karise Eden |Ballina RSL | Saturday | 8.30pm | $30 Karise Eden’s voice can move a nation. She shot to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 36 million views on YouTube and...


Quality surf shack

By S Haslam Shelter in Lennox Head is a gem of understated quality. It has a real surf shack vibe; you can even eat on the row of stools along the open front window and allow the feeling of the...


The Loft: new, classy

If you haven’t visited Loft Byron Bay yet, follow the crowd! With a comfortable but classy interior, a cool breeze and premium view, Loft is turning into a favourite lunch spot, not least because the prices are pretty reasonable...


Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...