There were over 100 entries into the inaugural Velvet Cafe writing competition and the winners of the three categories have now been announced.
For all those early risers who would love to not only enjoy a fantastic morning walk along the beautiful local coastline but would like to raise awareness and money towards brain cancer research get involved in the Lennox to Byron walk for brain cancer.
Emerging acts from the Northern Rivers are being given the chance to take centre stage at this years 25th Falls Festival through the 'foster a band' concept.
Charles Macfarland, Ewingsdale. I understand Byron Shire Council is thinking about changing the name of our town. I’m for it.
Byron Bay’s One Vision Productions has just completed a powerful music video clip with indigenous students from Kingscliff High School that has gone viral.
Karin Ecker is showing her film The Dolphin Story, narrated by Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland, at the Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay at 1.30 pm on the 29 September to raise funds for her 11 year-old son's film Plastic Alarm. Plastic Alarm raises awareness of the impact plastic has on marine life.
The Nude Olympics are officially coming to Byron Bay. Organisers have decided it is time to head down the coast to more liberal climes to celebrate the delight of a naked fun in the sun.
Thirty-one years have passed since Nicholas Shand dreamed up this newspaper and collected a band of similar dreamers to help him make it real. In those 31 years The Echo has grown, like a magic beanstalk, far taller than we ever imagined, and it is now one of the primary institutions of Byron Shire.
The Beach Hotel in Byron Bay is once again changing hands and future owners, the Impact Investment Group, have confirmed to Echonetdaily they are expecting settlement in around six months – some time in February 2018.
The Northern Hotel Rams Reserves reserved their place in next Saturday’s Football Far North Coast Grand Finals with a thumping 4-0 win over Lismore Thistles at the Rec Grounds on the weekend.
Are you interested in writing a grant application? Whether it is for the arts or infrastructure Jim Beatson and Cherie Bromley have a wealth of experience to share with you. The grant writing workshops are being run through the Byron Community Centre Volunteer Hub .
Everything starts as an idea that has the potential to grow into something big. That is what happened for 11-year-old local boy Arlian who is now known as the Plastic Free Boy.
Basic infrastructure must be improved to support the Byron Shire’s thriving festival and events scene and it’s up to the NSW and federal governments to foot the bill, the founder of the Byron Writers Festival has told a tourism conference.
Council staff, headed by general manager Ken Gainger, have taken it upon themselves to prepare a development application (DA) to use Cavanbah Centre on Ewinsgsdale Road as a primitive camping and a market site.
It’s about culture, it’s about creative and it is about caring for your community. The Encounter Byron project is building on the foundations of the Kulchajam space to be a ‘showcase of the emerging culture of Byron,’ according to director Adam Collett.
It may have started as a way of recording the early life story and romance of her and husband Jim for her children, but it quickly turned into something far more.
Much-loved Byron identity Malcolm Dadd died last week.
Two men have been charged with large commercial drug supply following an investigation in the state’s far north.
Byron shire councillors voted 8–1 last week to ‘write to our local members of parliament calling for a coordinated national approach to managing coastal hazards…
Byron Bay has tightened its grip on a finals berth in the far north coast rugby competition after a 34–6 win against Lennox Head on Saturday. Playing in front of a home crowd on their charity day Byron posted six... Read More →
John Campbell It’s a bit late in the day for Byron’s Red Devils to be showing their true colours, but it is immensely satisfying to see the boys at last rack up some hard-earned wins. Before a crowd of 3,814,... Read More →
This Sunday July 30 the RDA is opening its gates from 10am till 3pm so that you can find out more about what they do, meet their horses and pick up some horse poo for the garden.
Get down and gritty is the message from Planet Ark for this year’s National Tree Day as they encourage people to get inspired by nature and plant trees this Sunday July 30.
No Fixed Abode gives a voice and a face to the many homeless people who struggle to find housing, food and stability. It will be launched at the Byron Writers Festival on Saturday August 5.
Helping children and vulnerable communities in South Africa is what the Kindling Foundation does and now you have a chance to get involved. Jen Kyna