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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Lennox’s Ollie Sharpe heading to NSW Surf Life Saving Country Charge

Defending Open Iron champion, 17-year-old Ollie Sharpe and his club, Lennox Head-Alstonville SLSC, is preparing to lead the charge for the smaller clubs at the 2023 Oakberry Acai NSW Country Championships.

Lismore hospital works completed

The final stage of the Lismore Base Hospital redevelopment is now complete, says the NSW Liberals and Nationals government.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Man charged over sexual assault – Bondi Beach

NSW Police say that after a report was made in the Tweed/Byron district, a man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Sydney’s east last year.

EPA releases Climate Change Policy and Action Plan

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has released a Climate Change Policy and Action Plan 2023–26, ‘outlining a bold set of actions that will help NSW reach net-zero emissions by 2050’.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

May 19, 2021

Byron Shire Echo issue 35.49 – May 19, 2021

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In this Issue:

Death and dying in the Byron community

Today is the start of  National Palliative Care Week (May 24-30) and the amazing folk who help people in the last few days of their life, and their families in the days afterwards, are highlighting services available in the Byron Shire for dying, death and funerals.

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Mullum to Bruns paddle – a great family day out

The Mullum2Bruns Paddle is on this weekend, Sunday May 23 and it’s geared up to be a fantastic day out for all the family. The paddle will be held on the Brunswick River, starting at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby at...

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Planting a different narrative into the soil of our mind

‘Ecology, economy, resilience, democracy,’ says Cyprien Clerc, founder of the FutureSeeds podcast. ‘These are words that everyone recognises.’

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When will rational discourse drive the government to action?

I think I have an anger management problem. Those close to me have suggested none-too-subtly that when I read an article that upsets, I could perhaps focus on taking out my angst on inanimate objects rather than sentient beings. Fair point really

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Byron Council vote to protect farmland from State government onslaught

A new ‘Agritourism’ policy proposed by the State Government will compromise regionally significant farming and food production by stealth, Byron Council says.

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A budget of missed opportunities

While the recent budget has been hailed as having something for everyone, it is also being seen as a series of missed opportunities.

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Byron Writers Festival is back in full swing

The Byron Writers Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is excited to be making a comeback and has announced its first authors and the discounted Sunday Locals’ Passes for Northern Rivers residents.

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CWA Bruns helps young people negotiate respectful relationships

There is no excuse for violent relationships and the Love Bites program is actively working to change attitudes, norms and behaviours.

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When can you meet the Byron Council candidates?

The Council elections will be taking place on September 4 after a 12-month delay owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Candidates are declaring their intentions to run, and meet the candidates events are being organised across the Shire.

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Cartoon of the week – 19 May, 2021

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.

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 19

‘This Life’ is the first single off Jesse Morris and the Shakedown’s forthcoming and first ever vinyl release titled The Children of the Sun. 

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Interview with Peter Castaldi

The Quad in Lismore presents its first outdoor cinema event – programmed by nationally regarded film critic and programmer, Peter Castaldi. Peter told The Echo about the vision.

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Byron Bay FC undefeated in ’21

Ross Kendall Despite having a bye last weekend the Byron Bay FC premier division women’s team sit on top of the premiership table with an undefeated run of five from five wins. Alstonville join them at the top of the table...

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Interview with magician James Galea

James Galea is no ordinary magician. He’s not the smarmy guy in purple velvet with a cage full of pigeons sawing women in half. In fact, James is proud to say he has never cut anyone in half.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stirring the Tea Pot

A house without tea is not a home.

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Byron Farmers Market 

Return to Butler St Reserve hits a snag Byron Farmers Market moved from its home at Butler Street Reserve to the Cavanbah Centre almost two years ago to accommodate construction of the Butler Street bypass. While the bypass is now...

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Hot rocks here

S. Haslam The Festival of the Stone, named after the Stone & Wood Stone beer (a wood-fired porter, brewed with the aid of a hot rock), was a pretty cool, laidback affair last time I went. Lots of people, food...

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Sweet n Sourdough

  Stop the press Mullumbimby! Sourdough donuts have arrived at the Mullum Farmers Markets, and boy will they get you hooked! Sweet n Sourdough, was started three years ago by local Megan Hunter, and has been making a name for...

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Indian restaurant’s Ballina fundraiser

S Haslam In India, thousands are dying needlessly from a lack of basic medical equipment, particularly oxygen concentrators. There is also a need for PPE kits. There are a number of verified fundraising sites to which people can donate directly,...

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Warm vibe on a cool night

S. Haslam Wandana is a small local brewery set up in an ex-warehouse in the industrial estate of Mullumbimby, with an across-the-paddock view to Mt Chincogan. Where trucks used to load in the old removals area, now drinks, food and...

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Alcohol consumption up

The data, from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report, showed that there were significant increases for wine and spirits (up 3.3 percentage points over the year) during the COVID-19 period. The number of Australians drinking wine increased from 8,065,000 (41...

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Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Lismore City Council’s awards ceremony

Sophia Watt was named Lismore City Council’s 2023 Citizen of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre yesterday.

Police find body of missing Elanora woman

Detectives attached to taskforce Victor Arum investigating the disappearance of 61-year-old Elanora woman Wendy Sleeman have recovered a body and vehicle at Wilston on Brisbane’s inner north yesterday.

Tweed Council celebrates citizens new and old

Yesterday Tweed Shire Council celebrated members of the community, old and new, with an award ceremony. The Citizen of the Year award went to refugee advocate Joan Henderson of Urliup.