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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Other News

Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

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. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

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.

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

May 29, 2019

Issue 33.51

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In this Issue:

Byron bus interchange ploughs ahead

Plans for a new Byron Bay bus interchange are on display, with Review of Environmental Factors (REF) up for public comment until June 6.


Interview with The Maes

Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby.


Vale Annie O’Halloran

If you lived in Byron in the nineties, the name Annie O’Halloran would have been familiar to you.


Latest electric vehicle technology on show June 8

Want to hear about electric utes, mopeds, and motorbikes? Did you know you can now rent a classic car, such as a Landrover or VW, converted to EV?


Byron Shire Council’s performance review is in!

It’s often said anecdotally that the monthly gatherings of our esteemed representatives are longer than you find elsewhere, and now we have the proof.


Festival of the Voice in Bruns May 24 till June 2

Local singers and professional vocalists from around the country will come together over nine days in a celebration of all things vocal for the Festival of the Voice.


Editorial: The age of deep fake

As the dust settles from May 18, the first casualty from the federal election appears political polling following anger and confusion at the misleading federal election prediction.


Dunstan’s Peacebus needs upgrade

At 76 years, the longtime and far-ranging peace, justice and environmental activist, Graeme Dunstan needs a little help to keep his Peacebus rolling on...


Interview with Oakley Kerr of Paddy Cakes

Boisterous and explosive Gippsland boys The Paddy Cakes are quickly forging a name for themselves with their fast-paced, high-energy live shows, a contagious sense of mischief and fun.


Lennox Headland planting, June 7

Council’s Lennox Head Community Tree Planting Day will be held at the Lennox Headland on Friday June 7 from 9am till 12noon.


Cinema Review: Brightburn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD1vbhicJUY Rule #1: If you are travelling in the US, don’t go anywhere near Kansas – nothing good ever happens there. Rule #2: If you are an actor up for a gig in a horror flick such as this, steer...


Paid parking pushed in Bruns again

The Brunswick Heads chamber of commerce highlighted a lack of consultation by Council over parking arrangements and paid parking for the town. 


Culture Roundup: 29 May, 2019

Arts Northern Rivers presents Art on Bundjalung Market The Quad, Lismore  |   Saturday June 1st  |  10am–4pm  |  Free Arts Northern Rivers is celebrating the conclusion of a region-wide Indigenous arts project, Art on Bundjalung Country, with an Aboriginal art market...


Cinema Review: The Heiresses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ_5-RQ0Dpw Just because a movie picks up a shiny prix at some circus in Europe doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any good. This dour, patronising and sleep-inducing piece is not unlike the wildly overrated Gloria Bell, in that it is the...


Interview with Laura Peck of Nudge Nudge Wink Wink

Nudge Nudge has had a few incarnations – starting free, and then becoming so popular it had to be ticketed. The audience numbers had tripled but donations hadn’t so charging became a way to control numbers and raise some serious coin for the community.


Live Music Roundup: 29 May, 2019

Festival of The Stone: Alex Lahey, Alice Ivy, Lisa Hunt, Dustyesky, Bunny Racket Stone & Wood Brewery  |  Saturday 8 June  |  3–10pm  |  $45 As the first-ever event inside the new space, Festival of the Stone 2019 will take over a new...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: A Period Piece

Tuesday May 28 was Menstrual Hygiene Day. I popped in a cannabis tampon to celebrate. And yes, they’re a thing. Apparently it’s to relieve cramps, but I just buy them to get my vagina stoned. (It’s awesome but you...


International debut on offer for Rainbow Dragon boaters after Australian bronzes

Lennox Head’s Rainbow Dragon team has returned from the Australian Dragon Boat Championships in Canberra with some close finishing times, two bronze medals and an invitation to race at the 2020 International Dragon Boat Federation’s Club Crew World Championships in France.


Golf clinics for women beginners booked out

Beginner golf clinics are happening at the Byron Bay Golf Club.


Ryan charges on

Lennox Head’s Nyxie Ryan has been super consistent through 2019 and she posted another podium finish at the 2019 Hydralyte Sports Shoalhaven Pro Junior.


Basketballer seeks his future in the USA

Young basketballer Djalu Barsah will travel with a Sydney-based Australian Team called USA PAthways to try to establish himself as a professional basketballer.


New junior rugby club in Byron fields two teams

The new Cape Byron Crusaders junior rugby union football club is surging on the back of plenty of keen players and parents.


An Olive Anniversary

Q: Where in the Byron A&I Estate will you find this (pictured) product, along with a vegan olive tapenade, specialist French cheeses, and a truly unique ‘sweet garlic’?  A: Byron Bay Olives, where ancient Mediterranean techniques of brining, coupled with...


Wild Harvest Chef series

Head chef Chris Hagan from The Long Apron will be joining Harvest’s head chef Alastair Waddell and wild-food researcher Peter Hardwick for a one-off dinner using Australia’s underutilised native ingredients. The Long Apron is a chef-hatted restaurant on the Sunshine...


Paper Daisy in full bloom

  By Lachlan Cornell Recently I was speaking to a someone who dines at Paper Daisy when she escapes her hectic Sydney life to rest and rejuvenate at Halcyon House. ‘We have been regulars at Halcyon House since it opened and just...


Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent $50 million of your hard...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions and an approval for 12...