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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?

From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.

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Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat

Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.

It’s Sunset and it’s Loooooong

If there’s one thing that indie music fans can all agree on, it’s The Long Sunset – the wanderlust music and camping festival set in the lush surrounds of the Canungra, Queensland hinterland on 29 April.

The May Day 

Forget the first, 6 May is the day that Luna Wine Store welcomes 30 of Australia’s most exciting winemakers and natural wine importers to the region for the Full Moon Natural Wine Festival at the Eltham Hotel.

The search for Australia’s best public dunny is on again!

The Continence Foundation of Australia is asking for submissions to find Australia’s best public toilets as part of this year’s much-loved Great Dunny Hunt.

Arson Squad extradite a man from Qld over alleged arson attack – Casino

Arson Squad detectives have extradited a man from Queensland and charged him over an alleged arson attack in the state’s Far North Coast earlier this month.

Flickerfest at The Regent

Celebrating 32 years in 2023 Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA recognised short film festival, presenting A-list short film programs recognised amongst the best in the world with films hand-picked from the festival’s record 3,200 entries!

August 24, 2022

Byron Shire Echo issue 37.11 – August 24, 2022

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‘Bring him home’ says Julian Assange’s father

Julian Assange has been locked away for 13 years. In that time he could have raised a baby to teenagerhood or done a medical degree, internship, residency, GP training, and had a year unleashed on the public under his belt. In that time he could have served three terms as the Australian Prime Minister.


‘Matriarch’ of The Pass rides her eternal wave

There will be a celebration of Maggi Luke’s wild and colourful life at the Pass this coming Saturday 27 August – drop in if you dare!


Consolation in the face of the climate catastrophe

Byron Shire residents never cease to amaze. Some of the most intelligent people lurk in the hinterlands and suburbs, plugging away at their profession, largely out of the public eye.


Why Norths’ takeover of Bangalow Bowlo is bad for the community

It is important to defend and preserve community social sustainability. That is why we need to fend off the Norths Collective takeover of Bangalow Bowlo.


Top four ready for finals in local rugby

Wollongbar-Alstonville, Bangalow, Lennox Head and Ballina have all claimed top four places on the Far North Coast rugby first-grade premiership ladder and will contest finals next weekend.


Big field compete for Mullum’s Rural Classic golf tournament

Jason Cook and Max Tatam have won the Mullumbimby Rural Co-op and Whites Rural Classic 2022 golf tournament held at the Mullumbimby course on Saturday, 13 August.


Celebrating 100 years of hockey in Ballina

Ballina Hockey Club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a reunion birthday party on 17 September.


Pods and caravans

Resilience NSW should place the pods/caravans at the properties of those affected. I’d rather be in a pod on my own drive/garden than moved to a place where I’m not wanted. A Hunter, Bangalow


Move on koalas – no space left for you here

We have lived on our small farm for over 20 years and until recently had koalas visit and use the ‘koala corridor’ past our property. The previous owners resided for some 20 years and told us about the koalas...


Calls for Splendour investigation 

Splendour in the Grass should be the subject of an independent inquiry covering the ecological, safety and social impacts of the troubled festival, a Byron Councillor says.


Sewage erupts in Byron

A major sewer main at Council’s Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) burst last week in Byron, affecting residents.


Premier secretly visits Mullum’s pod fiasco

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet quietly inspected temporary pod construction works in Prince Street, Mullumbimby last Thursday. 


Mullum Pods – a way forward

Residents east of the railway line in Mullumbimby have every reason to be irate – peak flood levels do rise when fill is introduced into a floodplain. This is a hydrological fact, sadly denied by authorities like Resilience NSW.  Denying...

First-hand flood accounts on film

Local flood film, Out of the Mud, is a feature-length documentary featuring firsthand accounts from local Northern Rivers residents following the catastrophic floods of 2022.


The man who broke democracy 

Right now ex-Prime Minister Scott Morrison is the most hated man in the Liberal party. He has broken the trust of his nation. He has deceived his own party. He has given satirists, bored with the well-meaning and benign Albo, a small renaissance into the narcissism of old. He’s memed himself into the history books. 


Cartoon of the week – 24 August, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.


It’s big comedy with Katrina

This month’s Ballina RSL Big Gig features Katrina Davidson. Question: Who has 24 years’ comedy experience, tells brilliant stories and keeps the laughs coming, no matter who is in the audience? Answer: This lady… Kat is like an old friend you haven’t...


Rock-based roots

Singer songwriter Jerome Williams is a Northern NSW local and he has growing a league of hard core fans. Jerome’s music is melodic, percussive, funky, rock-based roots. With a unique guitar playing and vocal style, Jerome seamlessly fuses elements of...


Lore Bureau: The Art of Storytelling

The iconic Grand Pacific House, nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland town of Newrybar has opened its doors. A collective of local artists and designers, each a storyteller in their own right, have found a home in this beautifully...


Skills to make it in the industry

Did you know that some of the live local events are real-world classrooms where up-and-coming creatives learn as part of their work placements for their degrees at SAE Creative Media Institute? SAE General Manager, Dr Luke McMillan said that, ‘SAE’s...


Cosmic Creek in Byron 

Cosmic Creek, the 24-year-old Californian event that celebrates surfing’s transition years of the 1970s and ’80s, is coming to Byron Bay next month as part of the Byron Bay Surf Festival. Cosmic Creek is the brainchild of Californian surf industry...


Forging their own path

Hailing from the inner Brisbane suburb of West End, Kurilpa Reach have forged their own path in Australia’s music scene.  The original five lads of Kurilpa Reach: singer/saxophonist, Luke Miskimmin; guitarists, Loughlin Craig and Will Murphy; and Pablo Burdell on...


The Indonesian Kitchen – Warung Sedap

Victoria Cosford Their beef rendang is Louis Tikaram’s favourite spicy dish. The Brisbane-based chef (of Stanley restaurant) was recently quoted in Gourmet Traveller magazine, describing it as ‘spicy and amazing’ and ‘the perfect breakfast when I’m home visiting my family...


Yulli’s: combinations work so well

Simon Haslam Some combinations just work really well, such as small share plates with chilli/coriander/Asian flavours and beer, so it’s no surprise that the plant-based modern Asian menu of Yulli’s Byron Bay, the restaurant started by quirky brewery Yulli’s Brews,...


How to fight climate change

Simon Haslam How many businesses give away half of their profits to genuine carbon-reduction projects? Not many. But popular locally-produced ‘We the Many’ gourmet breakfast cereal is leading the way with a unique business model that does exactly that. They’ve...


Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man from Grafton missing from the North Coast area.

Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?

More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods.  The...

$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire

Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.

No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire

A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.