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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

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.

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

August 19, 2020

Issue 35.10

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In this Issue:

Are the forests, koalas, and wildlife worth saving? Red Rebels say...

Logging koala habitat that was severely burnt out during the recent and devastating Black Summer fires appears to be in opposition to the NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean’s statements.

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Will it be movie studios for Ballina and COVID Safe shooting...

The idea of making the Ballina – Byron region the next place for movies to be shot and produced is gathering momentum with the latest feasibility study for the idea soon to be underway.

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Reforest Now lovin’ those new nursery babies

You can never have enough trees and local tree planting NGO Rainforest Now say, the more they can grow, the more they can plant.

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Cartoon of the week – 19 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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Arts and Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the...

Arts and Entertainment for the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 August, 2020

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Annastacia’s borderline disorder

Queensland is closed. Annastacia is showing us she knows how to deliver some serious borderline discipline.

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From Russia and France with love (and deliciousness)

Eve Jeffery Eclair at the Bay is a homemade pastry business entirely dedicated to the creation of contemporary eclairs. After losing his job as a chef in a local restaurant, owing to COVID-19, Pavel Stolarsky got to thinking about what he...

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Is your cafe struggling?

Harris coffee has launched the Harris Cafe Recovery Project – a new scheme for Australian cafe owners nationwide to apply for a share in $1 million worth of support that will assist them in rebuilding, as they return to...

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Tastes you’re missing out on

Story & photo Kate O’Neill About 20 years ago, Rebecca Barnes stumbled across some native raspberries growing wild in the bush. ‘I didn’t even know we had native raspberries. I had no idea at all,’ she said. ‘I thought to myself, “Why...

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Brookfarm: the surf is well and truly up!

It’s exciting times at Brookfarm, with the launch in September of a new all-natural snack. Pam Brook has been busy in the family kitchen again creating Puffcorn; imagine the light crunchy texture of corn puffs, rolled in coconut butter, and...

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Thus Spake Mungo – Murphy and the octogenarian

I will turn 80 next year, which means that the issue of aged care is rapidly assuming more than academic significance.

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Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

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.

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.