February 13, 2019
In this Issue:
Despite Ben Franklin and Premier Gladys Berejiklian admitting (Echo August 22) that their government’s rezoning of West Byron resulted in a ‘scale of that development is beyond what the community’s expectations are’, that is ‘too big to impose on the community’, Ben’s only solution (Echo 6 February) is more infrastructure.
I am tired of the repetitious and inaccurate arguments made against Tyagarah clothing-optional beach. I urge opponents to engage with the current situation and cease repeating historical grievances ad nauseam.
Byron Bluesfest welcomes Boomerang back this year. Managed and programmed from a First Nations perspective, Boomerang is a dedicated Indigenous performance and interactive event that showcases extraordinary art and culture. Festival director for Bluesfest, Peter Noble OAM, said, ‘Our Indigenous...
Lot 22 is community land. I own it. You own it. We own it. It is THE COMMONS. I do not consent to The Commons being privatised.
This morning there’s been yet another collision on the notorious Durrumbul bend in Main Arm Road, just outside Durrumbul Hall.
Taste of Love Festival | Friday 1 March | Saturday 2 March Life After Dez Baba Dez Nichols is an internationally renowned speaker and teacher, Daka, author, singer/songwriter, and transformational guide who has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows...
Byron Council in conjunction with several other councils has taken a huge step backwards in the way recycling is done. It is an excellent idea to have a regional approach to recycling.
Given that we are facing climate disaster it seems we would be wanting to make actions that mitigate extremes as a wise move?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6yYBAUxv4 The action kicks off immediately with a fellow falling into a room where the walls start closing in on him, before then flashing back to show what led up to the mayhem. It’s been so long since I’ve seen...
Hotel Great Northern | Saturday | 8pm | Free Coming into 2019 red hot, The Southern River Band have announced a national headline tour taking their jaw-dropping live show all over Australia – touching down at the Hotel Great Northern on their...
Most students get their report cards at the end of term, but Byron Council has been given its marks early this year in the form of results from its bi-annual community satisfaction survey.
The state election is weeks away and the electorate of Ballina is a marginal seat. These are exciting times and you have the opportunity to take part in them.
Not hard to see our political establishments are prioritising climate change and refugees – as though they are the main concerns of Australians. Really?
I was dismayed to hear in town recently that the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre had to let go of long-term administrative staff and reduce the hours of another welfare coordinator owing to a lack of funding.
Surf Legends Lounge: Mark Occhilupo, Dave Rastovich, Taylor Steele (USA), and Dick Hoole chat with Vaughan Blakey Byron Bay Surf Festival Byron Theatre, Community Centre | Thursday 21 Feb | 7pm | $25.80 The Byron Bay Surf Festival is just around the corner,...
Emma’s first book Bucket Lists and Walking Sticks explores reasons for having ‘bucket lists’, the truth of which Emma and Darryl discovered after a shattering accident.
The Byron Bay Residents’ Group called three times for the opportunity to discuss the proposed transport hub and interchange but claim they were actively refused the opportunity to contribute.
Nearly 100 locals gathered in Mullumbimby to have their say about plans for an affordable-housing development next to the town’s community gardens last week, with a large and determined group of local homeowners strongly opposing it.
Local Labor candidate Asren Pugh has said Labor will put forward $100,000 for the long-awaited Arakwal Cultural Centre Masterplan.
Locura Byron Bay | Thursday | 5pm | $30 Landing in the Bay on Thursday, Valentine’s Day, for the first time ever is the one and only Floating Points. Both an outstanding producer and a deep-digging DJ, Sam Shepherd is revered as one...
Club Mullum – Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club | Saturday 2 March | 8pm | $35 She’s got a voice that just leaves you spellbound. Acclaimed for her live performances, Grace Knight is without a doubt one of the finest interpreters of popular music...
There is something quite beautiful about a love letter. The outpourings of one person’s heart for another, captured in fragile script, scrawled nervously across the page.
Coorabell Public School is facing being cut from 125 students to 47 under recent legislation implemented by the NSW Department of Education who claim there are nine classrooms within 15km of the school to take students.
Recently I have been listening to TED talks about climate change, how threatening it is to us all, and how we don’t talk about it very much at all, though we should. Our lives are threatened and we are silent.
Mullumbimby’s original community market is more than just a market, it is a way for the community to raise money to keep the local museum funded.