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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.

Other News

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

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...

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

January 6, 2021

Issue 35.30

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In this Issue:

Could Palm Avenue be the most potholed street in the Shire?

If there were a league table for potholed streets in Mullumbimby, Palm Avenue or ‘Palmy’ – just off Main Arm Road – would surely take the prize.

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Former MLC critical of councillors in NYE aftermath

Former Greens MLC Ian Cohen has lashed out at councillors for their lack of preparation for NYE.

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Brian aims for kite surfing record

Brian Kiss von Soly is on his way to Melbourne in an effort to break a world record – the world’s longest solo kite-surfing journey.

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Zombie coastal plan is back!

Longtime locals would be aware of the history that surrounds Council’s attempts to sign off on a coastal management plan with the NSW government.

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Musings on a decaying Republic, old and new

This is one last head-scratch about Donald Trump and the American political paroxysm before the forty-fifth president drags himself, or is dragged, away.

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Taking cultural burning to the next level

Indigenous communities from across the country came together recently for the Firesticks virtual conference, which promotes cultural fire practices.

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‘Operational error’ over Byron Shire’s sewage surveillance program

An ‘operational error’ has resulted in Byron Shire’s sewage surveillance results being unreported since the week ending December 5.

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Phew, 2020 is behind us… now for 2021

Moderately large crowds celebrated the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 throughout north coast towns.

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The time has come for Byron Shire to save the world...

When we met, in 1971, Mungo MacCallum was already piercing the egos of Canberra pollies, and I was putting out a paper called 'The Digger', which championed the many movements seeking to replace cultures that had passed their use-by dates.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 6 January,...

There’s been hardly any gigs out there, 2020 was the year that killed fun. So when stuff happens – you need to get out there and support it. Especially the arts.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Rocking Up

COVID-19 has killed ‘just rocking up’. It was already on the endangered list, but now the spontaneity of rocking up may be dead forever.

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Easy and healthy, the ethos of the Japanese Kitchen

Story & photo Melissa Butters The Japanese Kitchen brings an ‘easy healthy’ ethos to the markets each week. Their unique menu, inspired by the teachings of a Japanese monk, uses fresh Australian seasonal produce. This popular little stall was started by...

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Films of exquisite taste at the Bangalow Film Festival

Just about everybody loves food. And one of the things that people love just as much as food is watching food on the big screen, and the little screen, and the in between screen. At this year’s Bangalow Film Festival...

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There’s something very social about Saltwater in Byron

Eve Jeffery From the creators of Byron’s late-night institution, Woody’s Surf Shack, comes the Saltwater Social Club, a few doors up on Jonson Street. Saltwater is a relaxed restaurant by day and lively bar by night. Opened by husband and wife...

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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.

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...