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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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New gallery and studio breathes life into old church and graveyard

Was it divine intervention or western democracy that changed the fate of a former country church on the Northern Rivers last week?

Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Why the rush?

Jason Beaumont, Suffolk Park I wanted to respond the brain aneurysm-causing letter by one Sara Rath (21 July). The letter writer...

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

December 5, 2018

Issue 33.26

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In this Issue:

Mandy Nolan on Iggy Pop at Blues Festival

Pop for Blues The last remaining third of modern music’s sacred triangle is coming to Bluesfest. David Bowie and Lou Reed have since departed, but Iggy Pop still endures. And it’s good news for music lovers: Iggy has been added...


Interview with Ocean Alley

An Ocean of psychedelic rock Ocean Alley have captivated audiences around the country with their psychedelic blend of surf rock amassing over 40 million streams online and 600,000 monthly Spotify listeners. Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches the band are on...


Culture for the Byron Shire and Beyond from December 6-12, 2018

A round-up of of the coming music events in the Byron Shire and beyond.


Cinema Review: Robin Hood

https://youtu.be/zwPn9ZnbCo0 Accepting Judi Dench as Ian Fleming’s ‘M’ was a big ask at first, but it worked in the end. Likewise, Jamie Foxx as a black Muslim John (the ‘Little’ is dispensed with) in this latest Robin Hood caper is...


Cinema review: Widows

https://youtu.be/nN2yBBSRC78 Try not to be sucking on your choc-top when this starts. The opening shot is a big close-up of Liam Neeson sliding his tongue into Viola Davis’s gob, and it is a revolting sight. Not that there is anything...


Interview with Chayne Hultrgren

The Science Cowboy! The premiere of The Space Cowboy’s brand-new show Stranger Than Fiction will be at Circus Arts in Byron Bay this week. The Space Cowboy puts Arthur C Clarke’s hypothesis of ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from Dec 5th,...

Family Jordan Hotel Great Northern | Saturday December 8 | 9pm | FREE Rarely seen outside the boundaries of Big Grass, their hinterland property, the Family Jordan are making one of their rare appearances in the big smoke. Bringing a bunch of...


Mullumbimby’s Magic doco launches

Walking down the main street of Mullumbimby it’s hard to believe the place was once a conservative dairy town facing an uncertain future.


Library of STUFF expands in Mullum

 A Library of STUFF, a community resource of commonly used tools and equipment, will soon be expanding thanks to funding from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.


Funds fo BYS raised by voices

A group of Russian defectors who overstayed their visas but obviously have not out-worn their welcome, the Dustyesky men’s choir held their Christmas spectacular at the Bruns Picture House on Sunday afternoon.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Women & Children First

Women & Children First: The Liberal Party Guide on How to Kick the Poor One of the privileges of being a conservative government is the joy of kicking people when they’re down. Not rich people, silly! Poor people. They’re great...


All-round performance gives local lad spot in state team

Mullumbimby High School student Oliver Cronin cemented his reputation as an oustanding cricketer after he collected his first hat trick and scored 130 runs in the same match. Oliver was playing for the north coast rep side in the NSW Combined...


True Wheels triumph at triathlon

The True Wheel Cycles team was up against another 1,200 competitors in the Kingscliff Triathlon last Sunday and earned two podium finishes. In the Olympic mixed relay event Alex Evans, David Martin and Rob Bele got bronze, while Andy Kean...


Double losses for Byron cricket

  Byron cricket suffered twin defeats on the weekend with the seconds losing to Lennox Head and the thirds beaten by the Alstonville Leftovers. The second XI scored 129 runs off their 40 overs batting first at Hill Park, Wollongbar. Lennox Head’s...


Taste not lost in translation

Story and photo by Vivienne Pearson How do you pronounce pho – ‘fo’ or ‘fur’?  Paul Nguyen, owner of so-new-it’s-not-quite-open-yet Vietnamese restaurant, Bay Pho, pronounces it more like ‘fa’ but is clear that he doesn’t mind which way you say it.  Pho...


Viva Mexico

It’s not very often that you can get authentic Mexican food outside of Mexico, let’s be honest, so what a breath of fresh Mexican flavour authenticity it is to have Chupacabra arrive in the Bay! You can find Chupacabra tucked...


Easy every day

It’s late in the day, everyone’s hungry and you don’t feel like cooking. Wouldn’t it be great to have a homecooked meal on hand to just pop in the oven, heat and serve? Byron Pantry is a boutique family...


But is it art?

By: S Haslam Wow, think my attempt at food art is lame? Here at The Echo I buy all the food I taste, but if you really want free food, and if you reckon you can take a better pic...


Corndale Corn

By S Haslam If you’ve ever been to Corndale you know it’s a pretty cool place: its beautiful undulating hills have a healthy, country feel; it has a lot of history, with many of the properties having been held for...


Bounty in Bruns

Sydney born chef and London restaurateur, Bonny Porter, is preparing to open her first Australian restaurant next month in Brunswick Heads. Overlooking the Simpson River, Bounty will be Northern NSW’s newest dining establishment serving breakfast & lunch 7 days...


A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...