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The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

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Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

Why the rush?

Sara Rath, Goonengerry I was born in Byron Bay and I am deeply concerned for the known and unknown impacts of...

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

Shooting in Nimbin

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

January 23, 2019

Issue 33.33

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In this Issue:

Interview with Kevin Roosevelt Moore, aka Keb Mo

Mo about blues  American blues musician and four-time Grammy award winner Kevin Roosevelt Moore, aka Keb Mo, is coming back to Bluesfest. The singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee, reflects on what got him started. ‘It was my Uncle Herman....


Culture in the Byron Shire for the week beginning January 24,...

Call for women musicians Lismore multiple venues | 2-9 March  Female musicians of the northern rivers get ready to ROAR This coming March the northern rivers will be treated to a night of amazing music from some of the region’s most talented...


Cinema Review: Cold War

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvPkDdFeTk8 The almost square aspect ratio took some getting used to, as did director Pawel Pawlikowski’s penchant for framing close-ups of his subjects in the lower part of the screen, but such quirks, as intended, intensify the drama. Shot in...


Planning uncertainty as OS residents’ request denied

Byron Shire Council staff have refused a request from a group of residents to extend public submissions for a large development in Ocean Shores.


Australia Day posters defaced

Rotary Club say they are appalled at the defacing of their posters that invite the public to their Australia Day celebrations.


Brouhaha erupts over surf school licences

Byron surf school licensed operators are accusing Ballina surf schools of using misleading advertising to 'drop in' on the lucrative Byron learn-to-surf market.


Byron councillors accuse Greens of ‘politicising’ Australia Day

Two Byron councillors from different political parties have accused the Greens of being divisive with Australia Day… while also being divisive themselves.


Mullum local locks on to stop hospital demolition

BREAKING: Well known Mullumbimby local, documentary filmmaker David Bradbury, has this morning locked onto an excavator at the old Mullumbimby Hospital site and erected a sign reading ‘Save Our Hospital’.


Cinema Review: Mary Queen of Scots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnqjSgMU36U Cinema has always taken liberties with historical fact. Barry Jones and similar brainiacs might take issue with this interpretation of the conflict between Elizabeth I of England (Margo Robbie) and her half-sister, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (Saoirise Ronin),...


Interview with Flickerfest director, Bronwyn Kidd

Flickerfest returns to the Northern Rivers from 25 till 27 January; this will be its 21st year of screening a smorgasbord of the best short films.


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The wrong date

The day that everyone is so hell bent on defending as Australia Day marks British Rule. It should be called ‘Empire Day’.


Live Music in the Byron Shire and beyond from January 23,...

Polish-ed Act Byron Brewery | Sunday 27 Jan | 8pm | $26-32 One guitar. One voice. One drum kit — frequently bloodied, sometimes broken. The modest tools can only begin to tell the story of Polish Club, the sweat-soaked Aussie soul-punk duo...


Resetting the primal – a local’s journey to health

From errant youth street fighter to two times mixed martial arts champion, Isaac Tisdell knows a thing or two about personal transformation.


Good tennis all round for Mullum club on Victorian grass-court tour

The Mullumbimby Tennis Club’s three-tournament junior tour of Victoria has brought its share of victories as well as building experience and motivation in the players. ‘There was always going to be tough competition and the Mullum team exceeded my expectations...


Locals make mark against Australia’s best

Crystal Cylinders Five local junior surfers featured prominently at the Rip Curl Gromsearch National Final competing against some of Australia’s best and most promising at Woonoona Beach south of Wollongong last week. While our area was well represented the results didn’t...


Grants on offer to help people get active

Local sport and physical-activity providers can now apply for grants of $25,000 to $250,000 to develop and run programs that encourage inactive people in communities to get more exercise. The Move It AUS – Participation Grant Program provides support to...


Cudgen Headland SLSC set to host country championships

The 2019 country surf life saving championships will return to the Cudgen club for the first time in 16 years over the weekend of February 2–3. Over 1,300 surf life savers from 35 clubs across country NSW are expected to...


Bangalow XI chased down by Alstonville

Despite posting a solid score of 206 Bangalow third grade cricketers were chased down by Alstonville Leftovers in last week’s Ballina District Cricket Association match. Playing away Bangalow won the toss and elected to bat giving in-form opener S Singh...


The Byron Bay Butler questioned

You don’t have to own a superyacht to have a butler, but The Byron Bay Butler Darren Burns says that his clients do tend to have certain things in common. ‘My clients are normally very busy people, and those...


Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.


Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a $10,000 fine for forcing their...

Read all about it…

Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is at hand. Our local library has...

Council negligence

Jim Mangleson, Ocean Shores Interesting article by Steve Hansen regarding artificial reefs for Byron’s erosion problem (Echo, 21 July). He mentions historical charts and photos of...