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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

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.

Creative definition of affordable housing before Byron Council 

A development application is (again) coming before this week’s planning meeting, which attempts to use ‘farm stay’ accommodation to provide affordable housing for students enrolled in agriculture-related courses.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

New positive COVID-19 case at Ballina Coast High School

Update 14 October: Ballina Coast High School will reopen for staff and students on Thursday, 14 October 2021, after a member/s of the school community tested positive to...

Byron cycling

Somewhere there is a book of rules for cycling in Byron, but I haven’t had any luck getting hold...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination...

Stories about "Australia Day":

Ballina Australia Day Awards nominations open

Do you know someone worthy of recognition in Ballina Shire? Award nominations are now open in categories including community-based activities, sport and the arts.

January 26

Margaret Louise, Lismore On this day, of all days, the excruciating vulgarity of Ocker culture is hard to take. Don’t get me wrong – I love...

Determined and caring sports enthusiasts receive acknowledgement on Oz Day

Sailor Clare Southwell and tennis coach Gemma Eaton have won Australia Day sporting achievement awards around the region this year.

It’s never the wrong time to do right

Australia is a country of boundless possibilities, but it will never achieve its true destiny until the soft unspoken murmur in the souls of many, if not most, non-Aboriginal Australians is answered through a dignified truth telling and just reconciliation process.

First Fleet troubles

Mark Riddell, New Brighton On reading The Echo’s Backlash column on 27 January, it appears it has set itself up as an expert source of...

Ballina Rotary gives back to community

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond did something special on Australia Day.

Wrap-up of first Ballina Council meeting for 2021

Ballina Shire Council's first meeting for the year wrestled with history and covered a lot of ground.

Ballina debates changing the date

At its last meeting, Ballina Shire Council decided to write to Prime Minister Scott Morrison about changing the date of Australia Day, in a surprise motion which was not on the agenda.

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

Ballina Shire Australia Day award winners

The Ballina Shire Australia Day Awards were announced at the official celebrations held on this morning at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre.

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on the Tyagarah property where she...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types like myself, a less frantic...

Bring your people together!

It’s time to bring people together! Wherever you might like to party, Event Byron Bay has you covered. From dining table set-ups to the...

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.