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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Global predicament

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

Mayor’s parting gift 

Michele Grant, Ocean Shores The Mayor’s parting gift to the Bruns/Bayside Community was ushering through approval for the controversial Corso...

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High tea for peace in Nimbin – wear a hat!

The iconic Peacebus is Graeme Dunstan's long time and far travelling vehicle and it is now worn out and in need of replacement – can you help?

Love Forever: Nimbin Aquarius Festival celebrations

Over a thousand people attended the day-long gathering to mark Mother’s Day and the 45th anniversary of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival at the Channon Market on Sunday. 

Chasing the rainbows of Aquarius

It is the Nimbin Mardi Grass setup. The village is abuzz with activity – old friends reuniting, the smoko circulating.

Aquarius and Beyond: the relevance of the Nimbin Aquarius Festival

The Nimbin Aquarius Festival of 1973 marked a watershed in Australian popular history. It was a heady time that would have far-reaching affects both locally and nationally.

Teachers invited to help with Monuments Project

Primary and secondary school teachers are being invited to assist with educational program ideas for a project that aims to chronicle the historic 1979 Terania rainforest protection protests.

Aquarius Legends bring Lennon back to life

Al Basch, a long-standing local, will be channeling the former Beatle in this year’s inaugural Aquarius Legends competition, which will feature tribute artists celebrating counterculture icons who provided the soundtrack of the changing times.

Nimbin’s Aquarius Festival interviews now available

Seventy-five hours of interviews with Nimbin locals about the 1973 Aquarius Festival have been released online, with a plea to 'digital volunteers' to help transcribe them.

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Labor mayor hopeful

Northern Rivers-based trade unionist and MBA student Asren Pugh has announced his candidature for Byron Shire Mayor in September’s local government elections on behalf of Country Labor. 

Global predicament

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

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered in this week’s Council Ordinary meeting. The...