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Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

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Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news late this afternoon (April 20) that a 370kg tuna ...

Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

MAYDAY – MAYDAY – One hundred years ago today

One hundred years ago this week, around noon on Saturday 14 May 1921, the 2,000 tonne steamship Wollongbar ran aground on Belongil beach.

Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

A thirteen-minute award-winning documentary based on footage secretly filmed inside Australia’s former detention centre on Manus Island is to be screened in Lismore Thursday night.

July 22, 2020

Issue 35.06

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In this Issue:

It’s back – Ewingsdale over 55s proposed around hospital

An over 55s estate behind the Byron hospital on Ewingsdale Road is again being proposed, this time by ASX-listed corporation Ingenia Communities.


Editorial – Future food that doesn’t cost the Earth

‘Civilisation is in a race between education and catastrophe’, H. G. Wells once said. One ongoing catastrophe – and there are many – is the uncertainty of food supply for the planet’s seven billion odd humans.


Shopping for a new religion? Here’s one where Gaia is the...

In the absence of a ‘religion devoted to a healthy environment and a sustainable human civilisation’, environmental scientist and author Guy Lane decided to start one.


Resilient Byron is seeking volunteer team leaders

A not for profit organisation which aims to create local resilience to the diverse impacts of the climate emergency are seeking volunteer team leaders.


Trump as cornered feral cat, mayhem looms

America’s presidential election is just 15 weeks away… Today, the Dis-united States of America – aka world’s ‘richest’ country – has nearly four million cases of COVID-19, and over 150,000 deaths attributed to the virus.


Terry Agnew buys Villa World’s Byron property

Representatives for wealthy Sydney-based developer, Terry Agnew, have told Echonetdaily that his company, NSPT Pty Ltd, now owns all shares in Villa World Byron Pty Ltd.


Avoid non-essential travel, social gatherings: Health Dept

The recent case of COVID-19 detected at Ballina-Byron Airport appears to have involved a young woman wearing a face mask, raising hopes that the virus may not have spread into the community.


Dangerous territory

Dave Lisle, Goonengerry Your editorial on the novel coronavirus last week; ‘No easy path with this virulent pathogen’, waded into dangerous territory. While you did well to identify certain hurdles, and pointed to some fun facts, you faltered towards the end while...


Bruns homeless moved on by police, Council

Illegal campers have been allowed to remain opposite the Brunswick Heads Surf Club over recent months, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Mullumbimby: old hospital site

Caroline Bass, Mullumbimby Hospital Action Group (MHAG) Many of us over the past few months have been concerned to know how plans are progressing for the development of our precious community asset.  We have watched the site being cleared of...


Paid parking and the future of Brunswick Heads

John Circosta, Brunswick Heads Recent comments in The Echo indicate a divide between Council and Brunswick Heads business owners/residents regarding parking meters. Opposition is understandably passionate. Council needs revenue, businesses fear losing trade, and residents face a fee for ‘exempt’ parking. What...


Illegal dwellings

Asphyxia, Byron Shire In response to Lifting the lid on Byron Shire Council’s unauthorised dwelling amnesty, I write to support the comment that ‘if you come forward, you enter a potential bureaucratic nightmare. It is so convoluted and expensive and can...


Creating the best for the good girls and boys

Eve Jeffery They say, if you’re lucky, at least once in your life a dog comes along and changes everything. For Donna Lorenz, now Chief Dog Lover at I Love a Dog, that agent for change was a chocolate Labrador...


Great value, service, atmosphere, and the X factor

Eve Jeffery Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Utku Ayhan moved to Melbourne 18 years ago. ‘I had been in the corporate world, which almost crushed my spirit. Deciding to open my own restaurant saved me from a deep depression’, he says. In 2012...


Gourmet Mushrooms

Story & photo by Kate O’Neill Seven years ago, Gary Miller was commuting three hours a day from Uki to his software programming job in Beenleigh. ‘It was manageable, but when the business moved even further away to the Brisbane CBD,...


Arts and Entertainment for the Byron Shire for the week beginning...

Entertainment for the Byron Shire for the week beginning July 21, 2020


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Women Who Hate Women

In all my years of writing and receiving negative flack, it is always these women that hurt me the most. Not with what they’ve said, but that my ‘sister’ would seek to kick me with such gusto.


Thus Spake Mungo: another week, another dollar or billion

The consensus is in: the economy rules, okay? Finally, what remains of the national cabinet is essentially united. 


Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

Diverse and resilient

Andrya Hart, The Channon After statements and actions by some Rous councillors, I am left wondering how many refusals to accept the democratic vote at their...

A confusion of letters in Ocean Shores

Apparently, there is another Ocean Shores in another part of the world, and they have deer…