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Sweet and sour doughnuts

Victoria Cosford ‘It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a sweet tooth,’ says Megan. I’ve called in at the pop-up...

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Some spending cannot be questioned

The euphemisms were flying when Australia's Defence Minister Richard Marles announced last week that an extra $50 billion would be spent on our military over the next decade, and that $72.8 billion of already announced spending would be redirected.

Infrastructure for east end of Mullum

Mullumbimby was founded 135 years ago. In the 1960s sewerage was introduced, as was I suppose drainage infrastructure. Are...

Buzz Byron Bay, brewing unforgettable moments with a tuk-tuk twist

In the charming coastal haven of Byron Bay, where laid-back vibes meet bespoke experiences, there’s a new buzz in...

Big names at local chess tournament

A major Northern Rivers chess tournament was held at the Byron Bay Services Club in late April. ‘It was well-attended,...

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Paul Watson has his say on Sea Shepherd ousting

Regarding your article concerning the split in Sea Shepherd. I established Sea Shepherd as a global movement, not as an organisation, controlled by a few men. It was a democratic association of independent national entities

August 12, 2020

Issue 35.09

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In this Issue:

Editorial – How to clear a room

Want to clear a room? Say ‘economics!’ Except – there is an extraordinary modern economist named Mark Blyth.

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Local artist shining a light for little ones

At a time when daily news reports are filled with traumatic tidings, local artist Maddy Hill has brought a ‘Little Light’ into the world.

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Cartoon of the week – 12 August, 2020

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors. The deadline for the Byron Echo newspaper is noon Friday and letters longer...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Power of Sorry

Saying sorry is powerful. I think we forget sometimes how profound a true act of contrition can be. We live in a world populated by capitalist power brokers and politicians who wreak havoc without ever having the courage to...

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Documentary changes the landscape of Virtual Reality 

Award-winning impact storyteller, Angie Davis, is playing a pivotal role in the evolution of the documentary genre, with a groundbreaking documentary series that recently launched globally. Through the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies and evocative storytelling, the immersive...

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Baker Boy triumphant at spectacular National Indigenous Music Awards

COVID closures and pandemic restrictions weren’t enough to dampen the spirits at this year’s National Indigneous Music Awards (NIMA), with the event going completely virtual for the first time across TV, radio and online platforms, showing the resilience and...

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Black Lives Matter address for Byron Writers Fest

One of Australia’s most eminent Indigenous academics and advocates, Professor Marcia Langton delivered the Byron Writers Festival 2020 Thea Astley address. The address, named in honour of one of Australia’s most influential and distinctive novelists, has been presented at the...

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When all falls into place

Story & photo Kate O’Neill Sometimes in life everything just naturally falls into place, and that’s exactly what happened to Sarah Bourke in 2011. She was working on the Everest fruit and veggie stall at the New Brighton Farmers Market, wondering...

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Breakfast and lunch at Barrio

Barrio is now open for dinner Thursday and Friday nights and weekdays for breakfast and lunch. You can visit Barrio at Habitat in Byron Bay and sample their new menu, which combines locally sourced produce with classic flavours. The new...

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Yummify’s vegan cheese and Wednesday banquet 

Eve Jeffery Looking after the planet and your taste buds Living a plant-based life is not a new thing for Arianne Schreiber from Yummify. She began eating healthy food, caring for the planet, and protecting all Earthlings as an animal activist...

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Council staff downplay inappropriate development with new affordable housing contribution policy

A framework to manage affordable housing contributions and ‘to deliver affordable housing on certain land identified in the draft Residential Strategy and Byron Bay town centre plan’ is up before councillors at this Thursday’s planning meeting, August 13.

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Thus Spake Mungo: under the blankets

Having tried pleas, threats, restrictions, lockdowns, fines and closures in vain, our political masters are now apparently cutting to the melodramatic climax: scare the living crap out of us.

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Foodie road-trip paradise: Harvest Food Trail

Calling all food and farm enthusiasts, the iconic Harvest Food Trail is happening soon, over four days from May 2-5. It’s your chance to...

Buzz Byron Bay, brewing unforgettable moments with a tuk-tuk twist

In the charming coastal haven of Byron Bay, where laid-back vibes meet bespoke experiences, there’s a new buzz in town – literally. Enter Buzz...

Cape Byron Distillery release world-first macadamia cask whisky

S Haslam The parents of Cape Byron Distillery CEO Eddie Brook established the original macadamia farm that you can see from the distillery at St...

Heart and Song Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra with soprano, Gaynor Morgan

Join us for an enchanting afternoon as Byron Music Society proudly presents ‘Heart and Song.’ Prepare to be immersed in a program meticulously crafted by the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra, showcasing a world premiere composition. Well-known soprano, Gaynor Morgan, will be premiering a setting of poems by Seamus Heaney and Robert Graves, skilfully arranged for soprano, harp, cello and string orchestra by prominent Northern Rivers musician Nicholas Routley.