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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

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Water in short supply for Alstonville on 27 January

Around 185 properties in Alstonville will be without water on 27 January wile the Ballina Shire Council installs a new water main. The outage will be from 9am to 3pm.

How the study of dolphin airways could help save endangered whales

Paul Bibby A new study exploring the health of dolphin airways has revealed findings that could help save endangered whale...

Teddy Sheean VC remembered in Ballina

Member for Richmond Justine Elliot spoke to a group who gathered at the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum this week to remember Victoria Cross winner, Teddy Sheean, who was awarded the highest award for bravery in 2020.

Beloved Tweed doctor honoured with petition, book

Tributes have flowed for Tweed paediatrician Dr David McMaster after his death in early January, while a petition to name a hospital ward in his honour has over 6,300 signatures.

Wollumbin track closure may be permanent

Paul Bibby The debate over whether it’s appropriate to climb Wollumbin – also known as Mt Warning – could ultimately...

Science of potholes

Stephen Bellerby, Mullumbimby I would like to congratulate Richard Hil for his letter (January 6, 2021) bringing to our attention...

August 19, 2020

Issue 35.10

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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.


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.


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.


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...


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


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Annastacia’s borderline disorder

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...

Interview with Phil Manning of Chain

Phil Manning picked up the guitar at 15. He’s been playing now for nearly 58 years. This year, Chain play the Byron Blues Festival.

Interview with Laura Bloom

Writer Laura Bloom has just released The Women and The Girls her latest novel with Allen & Unwin. Set in the inner west of Sydney in the mid ‘70s the book details the story of three women who have left their husbands, taken their children (mainly girls) and set up a share house.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Ears Have It

It’s 6am, the sun is only just nudging its way through the clouds. I am up early to write my Soapbox. I was going to write on something else, but this morning when I woke and stumbled to my desk I saw my open diary: 22 January, Michael’s birthday. He would have been 61 today.