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Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

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History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even...

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186...

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

August 27, 2013

Issue 28.12

Download PDF (17.9MB) Jump to: Comment/Letters | Articles | Fathers Day | Book Reviews | Living Earth Feature | Seven | Gig Guide | Cinema | Good Taste | Service Directory | Classifieds | Sport | Byron Shire Council Notices | Property | Backlash

In this Issue:

Book Reviews: Echo Drudges Recommend

'At the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, a friend recommended Ian McEwan, and they were spot on. His latest book Sweet Tooth is a clever, intelligent work by one of England’s ‘Top 50 post-war authors’.


Shand heads toward finals

Cricket buffs and the easily distracted were out in force again at Lomath Oval on Sunday. The Full-Tossers peeled themselves away from the fleshpots and bistros of Byron to take on the mighty Geckos, a team that sort of condenses onto the park from every direction.


Abby’s Road: Taking the Art to the People

RAW Byron Bay present their second amazing showcase at Byron’s Beach Hotel. Seven spoke with Abbie Gibson about her very ambitious project.


Book review: The Housekeeper and the Professor

There may be even more nuances to this story in the original Japanese, but translator Stephen Snyder has provided nuances aplenty in Yoko Ogawa’s sweet and moving tale. But don’t expect a saccharine soapie; this short novel is well grounded in the quotidian.


Fire guts Mullumbimby classroom

A small brick building adjacent to the Mullumbimby Civic Hall was seriously damaged by fire last Friday morning, with arson being suspected. Firefighter Josh Rushton told The Echo that the Civic Hall’s wall would have also caught alight if crews...


Tom Gleeson touches down

Star of This Week Live, 10’s high-rating new prime-time comedy show, Tom Gleeson touches down for two knockout shows. You might remember him as ‘Fast Bowler’ from SkitHouse, but Gleeson is much more than that. When it comes to speaking his mind, the dude has balls. Fast ones


Bow and Arrow’s eccentric duo

Bow and Arrow are an eccentric husband-and-wife duo that live in a big love bubble in the Blue Mountains. Bow (Mindy Jane) met Arrow (Mitchell Kwanten) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and they have been partners in crime ever since.


Titans ‘a bit sad because they lost’

On Saturday night I went and watched the Titans play against the warriors. It was Mark Minichiello’s 150th game; he’s the first person to ever play that many for the Titans. I was going to interview him but it was a very tough game and Mini got knocked in the head and couldn’t come back on the field.


Red Devils bow out but young Giants battle on

Byron Bay’s topsy turvy NRRRL season came to a shuddering halt at Grafton’s Frank McGuren Field on Saturday.After imposing prop Chris Coleman had his jaw broken in the very first tackle of their elimination semi-final, the Red Devils never quite got into their stride as the Ghosts’ hard-nosed, percentage football carried them home by 22-6.


Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...


Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...