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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

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Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.


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

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.

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.

Save Waterlily park

Tina Petroff, Waterlily Playscape Inc. For decades our local voluntary committees in Ocean Shores (OS) have fought for basic needs for...

June 5, 2019

Issue 33.52

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In this Issue:

Mary Gardner faces health battle

Close friends of Mary Gardner, The Echo’s nature writer for the last 12 years and researcher of local ecology, are rallying to help her cope with a debilitating bone-marrow cancer.


Byron Bay’s 1920s printed past dug up

Coming from a family steeped in the print publishing tradition, Julie unfolded the dusty artefact for a closer look.


Elmo, the super labradoodle

Elmo is no ordinary labradoodle, fifteen-month-old Elmo is one smart puppy and a highly trained seizure-support dog.


Editorial: For whom the whistleblows

Why are whistleblowers treated like criminals by the political elite – surely this conflicts with the coalition and Labor bipartisan ideals of free speech?


Are you ready for the marble battle this weekend?

Marble battle set for this weekend.


Local writer Perrow gets a global reach

It was World Environment Day yesterday and for Lennox resident Susan Perrow it was World Environment Day in 1992 that led to the creation of the book called Garden of Light that continues to influence children today.


Environment Enforcement Levy funds to decrease

Reduced income from Council’s Development & Certification program has resulted in staff recommending in the draft budget 2019-20 that funds be transferred from the Environment Enforcement Levy reserve to cover that decrease.


Enforcement expected over Broken Head dumping

Council staff say they are completing an investigation and expect to take enforcement action over an unlawful dumping of waste by a truck on January 31, 2019 at the corner of Broken Head Road and Taylors Lake Road.


Leading on localisation, plastic free

Standing proudly in the Eureka Football Club canteen is a poster emblazoned with the words ‘Eureka FC – Playing for the Planet’.


Will the ‘Ozzie otter’ vanish along with the other 1,000,000 threatened...

The Australian otter is not otter an at all and while there were once plenty, loss of habitat through development and roads means their numbers are falling.


Interview with Merpire at Bello Winter Music

Merpire Merpire |  Bello Winter Music  |  Bellingen  |  10–14 July Merpire is the conceptualisation of Sydney singer/songwriter Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt, who creates hauntingly beautiful melodies with intricate harmonies. She spoke with The Echo ahead of her appearance at Bello Winter Music. Merpire...


Cinema Reviews: Godzilla: Kong of the Monsters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFxN2oDKk0E This is awful, from go to whoa – actually, I should amend that statement, for, dazed and confused and with perforated eardrums, I scarpered before the humungous end-fight. In the not-too-distant future, there is an organisation called Monarch that...


Cinema Reviews: Rocketman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0 If you’re thinking that this might have come along just a bit too soon after Bohemian Rhapsody (the apotheosis of pop stars can be tiring, can it not?), you might note that director Dexter Fletcher took over at the...


Interview with Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law  |  Lismore Regional Gallery  |  Wednesday 5 June  |  6pm Benjamin Law knows what it’s like to grow up Queer in Australia. The writer’s first book The Family Law blasted him into the hearts of Australians with an...


Stop 5G group rally June 13

A newly formed group opposed to the rollout of the next generation of wireless mobile network (5G) are planning a protest outside Byron Shire Council in Mullum on Thursday June 13 from 10am.


Live Music in the Byron Shire for the week beginning June...

Ezekiel Ox  Byron Brewery  |  Wednesday 12 June  |  6pm  |  $25 Mammal frontman Ezekiel Ox has announced the release of an all-new solo EP Cheering Bombs From Deckchairs through Muscle Mothership Productions, available now. The first single to be lifted...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love me Tinder

Ever been at a festival and thought ‘how am I going to pick up?’ There’re only 15,000 people here. They’re buzzing on good feels. The odds are against me. How do I find my true love? Or even an insincere loveless grope?


Fast racing in good conditions for sailors on the Tweed

Bill Fenelon  The Tweed Valley Sailing Club hosted the second race of its 2019 Winter Series on the last weekend of May. It was a lovely sunny autumn day with a gentle northwesterly breeze and a flooding tide all afternoon. The racing...


U/16 Beez shine at regional basketball championships

Byron Beez U/16 came second in the finals of the combined NSW Northern and Eastern Junior Waratah League championships division after travelling to Gosford last month. Coming into the finals weekend sitting in third place, they faced sudden-death matches throughout. First...


Bailey takes on big WA waves

Crystal Cylinders Byron Bay’s Soli Bailey got off to a great start up against world number two Kanoa Igarashi and CT sophomore Yago Dora at the Margaret River Pro in 1–1.5 metre waves at Main Break. In the opening round Bailey...


Mullumbimby Hockey Club still going strong after 90 years

The Mullumbimby Hockey Club has had a great start to the season and will be celebrating their 90th birthday on June 29. The club’s reserve men’s side is in first position on the table, the division three women are in...


Bottle & Hoop: artisan deli + cheeses in Brunswick Heads

Remember the days of visiting your neighbourhood cheese shop and deli, where cheese was wrapped lovingly by hand and priced by the gram? Where you could talk to someone about its origins and terroir, and find just what you...


Pork fest on The Balcony

The Balcony is well known for the vast quantities of the aphrodisiacal bivalve mollusc consumed during its ‘oyster fests’, so perhaps a natural extension of this theme is the upcoming pork fest. The Pork-A-Palooza, as the event has been named,...


Culture in Byron Shire and Beyond from June 6, 2019

Elani Butler: Written In Bone - Album Release & Art Show Mullumbimby Civic Hall  |  Saturday  |  5.30pm  |  $20 early bird, $25 online or $30 on the door In these times of political, corporate, and climate unrest and challenge it...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Begining 23 June, 2021

A dazzling array of talent to be seen live, in and around the Byron Shire

The Sourdough Chick rises to the occasion!

When you talk to Susann Wiedermann, her passion for sourdough is clearly evident. She describes the world of sourdough as like ‘falling down a...

Frida’s Field winter menu

  If you’re thinking of a long lunch on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, out in the country with a beautiful outlook across the fields, then...