Warren Fisher Byron Bay rugby has made a triumphant return to first grade, defeating competition heavyweights Ballina 20–10 at the Recreation Fields on Saturday. Byron has a win and a draw from two outings this year. The Bay has been... Read More →
Mandy Nolan Pete Murray is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most loved singer/songwriters. He has revisited his brilliant Blue Sky Blue with his latest project The Byron Sessions. The album features songs infused with flavour and friendships from his adopted... Read More →
The Green and Clean Awareness Team took to the sand dunes on Byron Bay’s foreshore at the weekend with shovels, sturdy pioneering plants and goodwill. It’s part of an ongoing restoration and maintenance project sponsored by local businesses. Documentary Sharon... Read More →
This week’s junior journalist was 10 year old Beau Carter from Byron Bay. Beau went up to see the 28–22 win by the Titans over the Parramatta Eels and he interviewed Chris Close, a player who played for the Gold... Read More →
If you can’t laugh at yourself… Sunday’s game at Red Devil Park saw home side Byron Bay come away winners against the Mustangs, 28–16. Mind you, this was not after some hard work put in by the Murwillumbah side. ... Read More →
Mandy Nolan I have always been in awe of the music of Vince Jones. I remember the first time I heard his trademark voice and I argued for hours over whether it was a man or a woman. His voice... Read More →
SURF PATROLS Byron SLSC Saturday 6.4.13 PATROL NO 10: 10am–4pm Cody Buck, Graeme Condie, Mike McCabe, Greg McCabe, Trudy McCabe, Tony McCabe, Tod/Joel Martin, Dean Rutgerson, Greg Graham, Tod Buckland, Dan McCabe, Peter Tiernan, Roger Buck Sunday 7.4.2013 PATROL... Read More →
Zoë Keating is a one woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology –... Read More →
Story & photos John Campbell As pre-season tantalisers go, last Saturday’s Byron Bay Red Devils versus Mullumbimby Giants trial was never going to be up there with the Charity Shield. But it was a game of footy nonetheless, and... Read More →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1RzROYi7qk Ash Bell has lived in the northern rivers for most of his life and in the Byron shire for about 20 years. Matt Bone also moved to the area about 20 years ago and never the twain... Read More →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oGa1YXNlE Funk, roots, rock, reggae outfit the Floating Bridges’ formation and inception may be based at home on the Sunshine Coast, but diversity, eclecticism and travel is in the blood of these adventurous creatures. Initially meeting in high school,... Read More →
Video documentary Sharon Shostak Some of the glitterati of previous years may have been missing owing to the weather at Sydney Airport but there were plenty of quality filmmakers, eager holidaymakers and film loving locals to launch this year’s Byron... Read More →
Janet and Alan are breaking world records – the first sexagenarians to run around Australia, completing 365 marathons in 365 days, and they are vegan raw food eaters. Sharon Shostak shared a green smoothie with them as they passed through... Read More →
Saturday’s Family Fun Day enabled the community to celebrate the spacious new Byron Bay Library. Sharon Shostak joined the crowds entranced by the new space and the many activities on offer.
That was the name of Saturday’s forum on the impact of tourism and alcohol on Byron Bay’s culture and community. At times it also seemed to be a wry poke at the panel, who took it in turns to point... Read More →
The New Year holiday break saw tens of thousands of tourists descend on Byron Bay, bringing with them tonnes of rubbish, which was strewn all over the beach and CBD. The annual invasion, as some locals refer to it, sparked... Read More →
For readers who thought better of braving the drunken streets of Byron Bay on New Year’s Eve, our video reporter Sharon Shostak did it for you. She conducted some impromptu surveys of revellers and onlookers, resulting in this entertaining and... Read More →
Byron Youth Service launched its Cringe the Binge campaign on the weekend, a local grassroots initiative that aims to tackle youth binge drinking. Sharon Shostak was there for Echonetdaily.
The Bay Rollers played their first bout at the Byron Sports Complex on Saturday, as the newly formed home teams Twisted Sisters took on the Retro Rockettes. Sharon Shostak caught the thrills and spills of Byron Bay’s first roller derby... Read More →
Byron Youth Ballet Company presents Leo Delibes world classic ballet Coppelia. Sharon Shostak looked in on Australia’s rising stars in preparation for their big performances this weekend at Byron Community Centre Theatre. See website for times and tickets.
On Friday, International Peace Day was commemorated around the world. At Byron Bay’s Peace Pole, a small but dedicated group told Sharon Shostak what it meant to them.
Cape Byron Steiner School has a focus on the arts and its annual Spring Fair is a chance for the local community to discover the great talents of our local youth. Video documentary Sharon Shostak
Celebrating its 57th year, the intoxicating Byron District Orchid Show sent the flower’s passionate lovers into a swoon over the weekend. Video Sharon Shostak Music Norman Appel
Last year, Echonetdaily’s Sharon Shostak made this powerful video with independent journalist Ray Moynihan and local ecologist Dailan Pugh highlighting the environmental dangers of the proposed West Byron development on the Belongil estuary. The state government has since approved the... Read More →
NAIDOC has changed from being a day of protest to a week of celebration. This year’s events celebrated 20 years since Mabo and 40 since the establishment of the Tent Embassy. Video dcoumentary Sharon Shostak