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Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

April 3, 2019

Issue 33.43

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In this Issue:

Interview with Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil

Getting to know Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil Byron Comedy Fest  |  Byron Surf Club   |  17–19 May It’s impossible not to love Glenn Robbins. He’s created some of the funniest and most enduring comedic characters in Australia’s comedy history, with Russell...


Cameras to be installed at Tyagarah

Surveillance cameras will be installed on a Council Road Reserve in Grays Lane and surf lifesavers will be on the beach over Easter after a councillor vote last Thursday.


Interview with Murray Cook

Soul Movers Byron Brewery | Saturday 13 April | 7pm  | free Record-store day appearance at Howl and Moan at 1pm I don’t think there’s a single person in Australia who doesn’t know who Murray Cook is, or at least doesn’t...


Interview with The Ninth Chapter

Launching The Ninth Chapter! The Rails, Byron  |  Friday 12 April  |  7pm  |  Free The Ninth Chapter possess a powerful ability to groove. Layering elements of funk, blues, and folk, the Australian six-piece revels in exciting songwriting that takes listeners on a...


Mullumbimby Rotary Club celebrates 70 years

A special dinner to celebrate the Rotary Club’s 70th anniversary of serving the Brunswick Valley community is planned for St Martins Hall, Mullumbimby on Saturday April 13.


Cinema Review: Dumbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgcrMHAezS0 There is something about movies by Tim Burton that makes them a bit like a takeaway Chinese dinner – ten minutes after you’ve eaten it, you’re hungry again. Maybe the problem lies (for me, anyway) in not exactly knowing...


Spotlight on NRSO musician Richard Williams – Timpanist

Talking Timpanist NRSO concert Pastoral Interlude | Sunday | 2.30pm | Tweed Heads Civic Centre | $20–$45/45  Richard Williams is one of the core musicians in the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra. He has been performing in their percussion section for...


Culture in the Byron Shire for the week starting April 4th

Nordurland screening Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Friday  |  6pm & 7.30pm  |  $5  Nordurland is a film about going surfing in the harsh, cold waters of Iceland in the middle of winter. It follows three friends from the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW...


Live Music in the Byron Shire and Beyond for the week...

Sons of the East Byron Brewery  |  Saturday  |  6pm  |  $18.10 Sons of the East are an indie-folk band from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Bandmates Dan Wallage, Nic Johnston, and Jack Rollins have already seen their music achieve 70...


Cinema Review: Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNCmb-4oXJA The old bloke a few seats down from me yawned audibly, and I was feeling the same way. Jordan Peele shot to fame among cinephiles with last year’s ‘Get Out’, his debut as director. It has already become something...


Interview with Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz – Fantastic Negrito

The Male Patti Smith Bluesfest 18–22 April bluesfest.com.au Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz – better known by his stage name Fantastic Negrito – is an American singer/songwriter whose music spans blues, R&B, and roots. His 2016 album The Last Days of Oakland won...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear New Zealand, Could we borrow your prime...

We’re hoping she could run a masterclass in compassion. Our politicians don’t seem to have any. Maybe she could scout our political system for a leader with some of the qualities she has. Or perhaps run a reality TV...


Byron Bay XI take major premiership

Syl Reid The Cellars second grade cricketers won the Coastal League grandfinal against the minor premiers Lennox Head last Saturday. After winning the toss Byron sent Lennox in to bat on a  well-prepared pitch at Rabjones Oval in Murwillumbah. Lennox Head were...


Women footballers debut with a win

The Shores United Soccer Club’s first top-division female team took to their home field on Friday night and collected a historic win. The side was up against a highly rated and experienced Richmond Rovers. But right from the start the...


Local athletes win medals at Kingy Tri

The True Wheel Cycles team have won gold and bronze medals at last Sunday’s Kingscliff Triathlon. The men’s sprint relay team of Andy Kean and Dean Cutting collected the gold medal in the category. Andy raced the swim and ride...


Igor wins SLS bronze

Guy Knox When Ukrainian Igor Kocherga swapped the Black Sea for the Pacific Ocean, Brunswick Heads SLSC gained a champion. Igor has been a patrolling member of Brunswick SLSC for six years and his dedication earned him the ‘Patrol Person of...


Ocean Shores swimmers head to state school finals

Ocean Shores Aquatics has 17 swimmers heading to Sydney to represent their schools and the Far North Coast at state school swimming meets in April. Some will swim in relays but the majority will be going down for individual events. ‘Regional...


Mexican vibes in the heart of the Bay

By T Davidson Miss Margarita is a much-loved regular hangout for locals and holiday makers, and for good reason too! These guys have totally nailed the golden triangle of epic food, friendly service, awesome drinks and banging good times… oh...


Stone & Wood beer $ flow to charity

S Haslam Drinking beer for charity doesn’t sound like the hardest job in the world, but it’s certainly one of the most appreciated. Hardworking not-for-profit Wedgetail Retreat Northern Rivers Community Hospice is a specialized 24/7 palliative care facility utilizing trained...


Thus Spake Mungo: Public interest vs One Nation depravity  

Let’s be clear about the Al Jazeera sting against One Nation: the drunken braggarts who fell for it deserved all they got and more.


Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...