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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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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

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.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

March 27, 2019

Issue 33.42

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In this Issue:

Interview with Kevin Bloody Wison

Kevin Bloody Wilson w Jenny Talia Ballina RSL | Tuesday  |  8pm | $55 The Kevin Bloody Wilson Show is not just a concert performance, for most, it’s a full on event and an opportunity to check one off your bucket-list. It’s...


Interview with Dave Graney

Dave Graney & Clare Moore Brunswick Picture House  |  Sunday |  4pm  |  $27/32 Dave Graney emanates cool. Not because he’s trying. It’s because he is cool. He’s refreshingly unselfconscious in the way many musicians probably wish they were. And he’s...


Interview with Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish Bluesfest  |  18 – 22 April After launching her recording career in 2009, Samantha Fish quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the charismatic young singer-guitarist-songwriter has earned a reputation as a...


Cinema Review: Fighting With My Family

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSs5zsGoqs4 Women’s professional sports have come along in leaps and bounds recently and this rambunctious, uplifting and tender movie tells the story of one of the trailblazers. From Norwich, where she grew up in a family of wrestlers, Saraya Knight...


Greens-led Council policy neglect leads to old growth loss

The illegal removal of an old growth tree at the Tallowood Ridge development in Mullumbimby has highlighted significant flaws in Council planning processes for the site, residents say.


Together Party delivers its budget speech April 2

Leader of the newly formed federal political party Together, Mark Swivel, says they will launch their pre-budget speech an hour before the government does theirs on Tuesday April 2.


Culture in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning...

Pop Up Comedy at the Bangalow Bowling Club Thursday 4 April | 8pm-Doors open from 7pm | $25 Bangalow comedy lovers are in for a treat when Mandy Nolan presents a stand up comedy double header with two stellar performers Jenny...


Kids keen for a kick urged to sign up now

Local kids interested in playing AFL this year are being urged to sign up with the Brunswick Valley Bulldogs Junior AFL Club as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the start of the season.


Interview with Randy Talk

Randy Live Brunswick Picture House  |  Friday & Saturday  |  7pm  |  $30/35 He’s Randy. The country’s premier non-human stand up comedian. And he’s coming to Brunswick Picture House I never thought I would become a comedian. I wasn’t, until 2004 –...


Interview with Áine Tyrrell

  She was Born to Do This St Martins, Mullumbimby  |  Friday |  6pm  |  $20 pre sale, $25 at the door Some musicians fix you to the floor, give you goosebumps, and touch that place that says ‘you are part of...


Cinema Reviews: Swimming With Men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF_LFuq-zoo The potential for this movie to drown in silliness was frightening. The idea that eight blokes, all of whom are a bit long in the tooth and not buffed like Adonis, would be involved in synchronised swimming might not...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond from March 27,...

Kimmy N Krew Byron Brewery  |  Friday  |  7pm | $10 Based in Byron Bay, with ripples felt all over South East Queensland, Kimmy N’ Krew maintain a secure reputation of uplifting and high energy performances with bountiful positive vibrations. Touting...


When will Council explore consciousness?

While we catch a breath from NSW elections, Council (being staff and councillors) will meet this Thursday in the Mullum chambers to heroically manage the Shire’s affairs through reports, agendas and votes.


Old Byron Hospital update

Byron Council will have to pay nearly half a million dollars in holding and administration costs when it officially takes ownership of the old Byron District Hospital site in the coming weeks, according to a staff report.


Red Devils run on in two weeks

Byron Bay Red Devils fans will have to wait another two weeks to watch their top side play, but the club’s other teams had success when they travelled to Yamba to play the Lower Clarence Magpies last Sunday. An under...


Local surfers go head-to-head in Sydney Surf Pro

Crystal Cylinders Lennox Head’s Stu Kennedy and Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey delivered on their potential with great results at the 2019 Vissla Sydney Surf Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series 6000 event at Manly Beach.  After some top level performances from...


Quality speakers line-up for Mullumbimby Giants fundraiser

The Mullumbimby Giants will be hosting their major fundraising event for the year this Friday night, which includes a line-up of A-list speakers including world champion surfer Layne Beachley and Australian league player Chris Johns. ‘Chris also played for the...


Swimmers celebrate good season as they ready for state finals

The Mullumbimby Swim Club celebrated its club championships last Friday to cap off another successful year in which members qualified for state titles and the north coast regional development squad.  ‘All swimmers have performed well this season winning medals and...


Byron second XI charge into the grandfinal with good win

Syl Reid The Byron Bay second grade cricketers have made it into the grandfinal of the Coastal League for the second year in a row with a victory over Tintenbar East Ballina last Saturday. Playing at TEB’s home ground, Kingsford Smith...


Loft’s Long Lunch back in style

Take some time out for yourself this week to leisurely graze over 5 courses with Loft’s new ‘Long Lunch’ option, available everyday 12-3pm. Relax, wine and dine in one of Byron’s hottest new venues, perched at the top of...


Punch and Daisy 

The first sign that you are in for a treat at Punch and Daisy, who specialise in coffee, breakfast and lunch, is the mouthwatering smells that greet you on arrival. The fragrance of freshly picked garden herbs and charred...


Wild Harvest Chef Series: Jerry Mai 

Wednesday 3 April 2019 $95 for 5-courses + $50 for matched wine Jerry Mai, owner-chef behind Melbourne’s Pho Nom and Annam restaurants will be joining Head Chef Alastair Waddell and wild food researcher Peter Hardwick for a one-off dinner using Australia’s...


The Farm: Easter Eggs

By S Haslam The Farm really do have some good ideas and once again they will be hosting their famed (free) Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be hiding eggs in the Macadamia Orchard at The Farm on Easter...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: I Stand Corrected

I have been a comedian for over 30 years. Long enough to be able to tell you that political correctness is NOT destroying comedy.


Thus Spake Mungo: Morrison soft pedals on Hanson 

Scott Morrison would have been happier and clappier than usual when he went to his Horizon Pentecostalist Church last Sunday. 


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...