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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Funding for Rural Landholder projects in 2022

The closing date for applications to join the Rural Landholder Initiative project is looming and rural property owners are...

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I...

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

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Byron Film Fest returns Oct 23

The Byron Bay International Film Festival returns in 2020 with a special edition hybrid festival to include select cinema screenings, a competition for independent filmmakers, and a unique virtual reality experience.

Punters pack Palace for BBFF opening

Paul Ireland’s gritty re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and the promise of a ritzy party drew 250 film lovers and social butterflies to Palace Cinemas on Friday evening for the Opening Night of the Byron Bay Film Festival (BBFF).

Byron film fest program is now online

The full program for the Byron Bay Film Festival is now available online, introducing a stellar showcase of over 155 films.

Film captures acid messiah’s life and final trip

Digby Hildreth Timothy Leary’s advocacy of LSD and other psychotropic substances led to his being labelled ‘the most dangerous man in America’ by Richard Nixon. A...

Love lights up the festival screen, makes magic happen

Love. You may believe, a la John Lennon, that it’s all you need. Or, you may think that a wad of cash comes in handy now and again too. We need both, but it’s love that looms largest in popular culture, not least in the week around Valentines Day.

Region’s talent shines at 9th Byron Bay Film Festival

Local actors, writers and directors will be among some of the brightest stars on the Byron Bay International Film Festival horizon this year – its ninth and most ambitious incarnation to date.

Lights, camera and plenty of action

Byron Bay International Film Festival continues to draw capacity crowds to experience some cinema gems, and opening night for this year’s event on Friday was no different. A total of 226 films from 36 countries, including 43 world premieres, will be screened in 50 public sessions...

The Story of Armen Ra

The Byron Bay International Film Festival is almost upon us, bringing to our screens some cinema gems. One such film is When My Sorrow Died – The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin.

Responsible dog owner

I read with interest Alison Drover’s article on dog management and the follow up letters last week, and I couldn’t agree more. I am indifferent...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners need a tighter lead’. But the...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.