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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.

Other News

Interview with Felix Riebl from the Cat Empire

One of the most danceable outfits in the lineup, The Cat Empire make a welcome return to Bluesfest 2021 with their infectious, genre-embracing anthems and a world-class, awe-inspiring show. Last week Seven caught up with co-founder, band leader and principal songwriter, Felix Riebl, from his lockdown hidey hole in Melbourne.

With avocados, farmer fresh is best

There are many different avocado varieties, but walk around the supermarket and you might get the impression there is...

I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.

Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

Regional Lions Club funding gets a new 10-seater for the Rainbow Dragons

Ross Kendall The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club (RRDBC) will have a new, 10-seater boat for competition training thanks to...

February 27, 2019

Issue 33.38

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In this Issue:

Interview with Lukas Nelson

Bluesfest | 18–22 April Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying. During that time, the 28-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals...


Interview with Wendy Matthews

The Marvellous Ms Matthews Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Thursday 8pm  | $42/44 Wendy Matthews uses her immense talent to capture and define a diverse range of styles in her music. She takes songs from every genre and makes them her...


Culture in the Byron Shire and Beyond from February 27, 2019

International comedian headlines Country Club Comedy Ballina RSL - Thursday 28 Feb | Ocean Shores Country Club - Tuesday March 5 | Court House Mullumbimby - Thursday March 7 This month’s Country Club Comedy welcomes the hilarious Irish comedian Mandy Knight,...


Cinema Review: Stan and Ollie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2zdFwgUYBg Stan and Ollie is a bio-pic about Laurel and Hardy’s last gig, a tour of Britain many years after the pair had made their last movie. The film works as a behind-the-scenes depiction of one of cinema’s greatest double...


‘Disco dong’ back on Byron Council’s agenda

The phrases ‘council meeting’ and ‘thrilling spectacle’ are rarely used in the same sentence but for local politics tragics the first full Byron Council meeting of the year offers just such a fusion.


Local identity killed in St Helena crash

The man killed in a fatal single-vehicle crash on Hinterland Way in the early hours of Sunday morning has been identified as local identity Ian Oelrichs OAM.


Will you be throwing your vote in the bin?

Who wins or loses local marginal seats during the NSW state elections is in your hands – or rather in the way you preference your vote.


Cinema Review: Capharnaum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBecbs52Fpo The word Capharnaum means ‘a disorderly accumulation of objects’, an apt description of this story set amidst the cluttered poverty of Beirut. Zain, aged 12, lives with his parents and eight sisters in a single-room apartment. His closest friend,...


Interview with Penny Arcade, New York’s undisputed queen of the underground

A Faghag and Her Friends Brunswick Picture House | Friday & Saturday | 7pm | $40/45 Penny Arcade is New York’s undisputed queen of the underground and the grande dame of downtown performance art. Hot on the heels of her Adelaide...


Tackling homelessness at a local level

Tiny homes are a way to the future and thanks to the generosity of land owners in the Byron Shire, One Roof Byron is giving people the opportunity to help build their own.


Live Music in the Byron Shire and beyond in the beginning...

Sway Swing Swagger Swoon Lismore | Sunday 3 March | 2pm | Donation  After the great success of Mullumbimby and Nimbin Roots Festivals, Out of Range are off to Lismore for a one-off, intimate concert. Born out of the English festival scene...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The privilege of losing your privilege

Strap yourselves in, sexist dinosaurs, feminism is going viral. It used to just be a small group of us angry women with hairy legs who couldn’t get a bloke (well that’s what you said about us when we got mouthy and wouldn’t root you).


What’s Wauchoped?

The bypass, which countless studies have shown will not solve Byron Bay’s traffic problems, got approval purely to facilitate the West Byron twin town which, in turn, could not get approval without it


Shark attack survivor says he will surf again

Byron Bay shark attack survivor Sam Edwardes says he hopes to surf again – but it will be a while. Sam's recovering following major surgery after a great white took a 'big chunk' out of his leg.


Blurred lines between brewery and hospitality space

Stone & Wood’s thoroughly modern new Byron brewery allows people to mingle with the staff, taste Pilot Batch beers poured directly from the tank, and also eat good food from 100 Mile Table with their beer. We asked Cale...


Successful Thai move

By: Vivienne Pearson After an unexpected change of location, Success Thai have found a new home in Lawson Street, opposite Aquarius Backpackers and diagonally opposite the Byron Bay library. ‘Already lots of customers have found us, so we are really happy,’...


Womens Day Harvest

Speakers Ella Bancroft (Indigenous artist), Pru Chapman (The Owners Collective), and Sophie Kovic (Seed and Sprout eco store) will feature alongside live music at a Women’s Day lunch at Harvest showcasing female producers in the community, and wonderful food...


New partly cracked macadamia nuts open with a key

The Macadamia Castle’s nut bar and fine-food retail store has long garnered a reputation for delivering quality, locally sourced macadamia nuts and nut products to both locals and tourists. Now there’s a unique new macadamia product available through their...


BUD hosts ultimate frisbee workshops

Byron Ultimate Disc are holding a series of free Ultimate Frisbee clinics to encourage beginners to take up the sport on Monday evenings in March. ‘BUD has ridden peaks and troughs of membership for almost 20 years. Right now the...


Sheila celebrates 50 years of bowling

Kerry Dexter The Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club was proud of Sheila Riley who has been awarded a certificate and badge from WBNSW (Women’s Bowls New South Wales) for notching up 50 years as a member. Sheila joined the club in...


When music becomes a weapon

Sound has the profound ability to haunt, shock, and terrify. It has a primordial quality that reaches deep inside us.


Solid surfing by Ryan and McDonagh

Crystal Cylinders Local Lennox Head surfers Mikey McDonagh and Nyxie Ryan posted solid results at the WSL QS 1000 Mothernest Great Lakes Pro, which started at Boomerang Beach in fun waves last week. But the influence of cyclone Oma on conditions...


Registrations now open for Masters Games in Lismore 

Registrations are now open for the 11th Lismore Workers Masters Games with the biennial competition set for September 27–29, 2019. More than 1,500 competitors are expected for the games and to socialise, renew lifelong friendships, and enjoy good-natured fun. ‘All our...


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...