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June 14, 2021

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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Other News

Interview with Toni Scanlon, directer of the play Switzerland

Thriller at the Drill The Drill Hall Theatre Company are about to open the curtain on their latest play,...

Vaxx info – get it right

Eve Sinton, Main Arm I have a concern about the ‘Byron rally highlights govcorp tyranny’ story last week. Now the Mullumbimby hairdresser...

Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

The Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC) are the newest members of a growing, prestigious international club –  the Pocket Forest club.

NPWS cancels meeting with traditional owners over hazard reduction burn

Local Minjungbal Indigenous leaders are asking the National Parks and Wildlife Service to consult with them over a planned hazard reduction burn at Billinudgel Nature Reserve but a scheduled meeting was cancelled by NPWS.

Mullumbimby home seriously damaged in fire

A home on Ann Street, Mullumbimby, was badly damaged in a house fire over the weekend.

That may be HIStory but HERstory is a bit different

Cr Sarah Ndiaye, BSC Deputy Mayor Tom Tabart, cantankerous curmudgeon. Was glad to see the back of him. Offered him my...

May 15, 2019

Issue 33.49

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In this Issue:

Inteview with Laura Peck

Ignite Your Inspiration TEDxSydney Satellite at Pighouse Flicks | Friday 25 May  |  8.30am–7.30pm Inspiration groups at Cavanbah Saturday  |  26 May  |  9.15am–3.45pm  |  $120/350 for one or two days Former CEO from the advertising industry, business adviser, and event creator...


Local heading to Arctic Circle needs your support

Local scriptwriter Dominique Klein has been invited on an expeditionary residency to sail the Arctic Circle, alongside twenty-nine other artists, activist, scientist, and educators.


Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.


Interview with Tammi Savoy and Chris Casello Combo who play at...

Tammi Savoy and Chris Casello  |  Bello Winter Music  |  Bellingen  |  11–14 July Imagine a young woman with a powerful, soulful voice that nails the classic 40s, 50s and early 60s R&B and rock’n’roll sounds. Match that with a great...


Calls for more development from affordable housing forum

More affordable and social housing must be built in the Byron Shire and private developers cannot be expected to provide it without subsidy, a housing forum has been told.


Cinema Review: The Hustle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j5hwooOHVE Just off the cuff, I can’t for the life of me remember a weaker re-make of a terrific, much-loved film. Frank Oz’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) set the bar for flicks about sophisticated scams, and director Chris Addison’s tacky,...


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

Comedy Debate: Women Rule the World Mandy Nolan, Ellen Briggs, Dusty Rich, Jonathan Atherton, Greg Sullivan, Lindsay Webb  |  Byron Comedy Fest  |  Byron Surf Club  |  Sunday  |  4pm  |  $35 In the era of #MeToo, in a time when...


Interview with Mel Buttle as part of the Comedy Collective at...

Comedy Collective: Dave Thornton, Mel Buttle & Nikki Britton  |  Byron Comedy Festival  |  Byron Surf Club  |  Saturday 8.30pm  |  $50  This week sees the launch of the very first Byron Comedy Fest! Held over three days – Friday–Sunday – at the Byron...


Cinema Review: All Is True

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5cKmiONDI You could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw that it was the once-was-hip, in-your-face comic Ben Elton who wrote this thoughtful, multi-layered, and historically intriguing piece about William Shakespeare’s later years. Retiring in 1613, following...


Live music in and around the Byron Shire from May 15,...

Sidemen Byron Theatre, Community Centre  |  Saturday 25 May  |  8pm  |  $32.50 Conceived by local muso and songwriter Steve Banks, The Sidemen uncovers the prodigious talent and staggering careers of the musicians behind some of the world’s best musicians. Jeff Burstin...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: My Political Fantasy

This week we elect either Bill Shorten or Scott Morrison as prime minister. How did we arrive at a political system where two parties dominate so exclusively? We’ve fought for gender diversity; can we have political diversity too? It’s...


Shores United footballers hit and miss at home

Marc Patten All four Shores United senior teams were involved in home matches at Shara Boulevard on the weekend but only two emerged victorious. The fledgling ladies were very much the underdogs against a genuine premier league side, Lennox Head. The match...


Slee takes second in Byron Bay Tri

Charlie Quinn won the Byron Bay triathlon on the weekend after putting a crucial 23 seconds between himself and local Matt Slee, who had to be satisfied with a silver finish. Charlie got through the course in 1:50:24 and beat...


MBVFC first with female sheds

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley Football Club official opened their new female changing rooms and shower facilities on Mothers Day last Sunday. ‘We are now the only soccer club in the Football Far North Coast region to offer female-specific changing rooms...


All Girls Surfriders clean up in good conditions

Crystal Cylinders The All Girls Surfriders April club round was held in Lennox in glorious weather with fun, consistent one-metre-plus waves for the duration of the meet. The shallow, low-tide sandbank produced many paddling challenges for surfers, but a shout out...


Free self-defence lesson for women on May 25

A free workshop for women looking to arm themselves with self-defence techniques is being held Saturday May 25 at Byron Bay’s Academy Martial Arts. ‘Once women find their inner female fighter they become more confident,’ said Tima Elabdallaoui, who...


Out of sight!

The original Mullumbimby Seventies market. The Saturday Mullum Market harbours the best-kept secret in town – a museum – open on the day. The museum is housed in Mullumbimby’s old post office. It is one of the most interesting local history...


Loft brings the warmth inside

Loft Byron Bay has moved into winter mode with both the menu and the wine list adjusting to the cooler weather, without losing the favourites. And again, the sophisticated yet relaxed menu has hit the right note. Loft is well...


David Lovett at Barrio

Renowned for classic Italian cooking (and the best focaccia in the Shire), David Lovett is a well-regarded chef, known for cooking like an old Italian nonna, who has relocated to the Northern Rivers and is appearing at Barrio soon...


Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.


Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.