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Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

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‘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. 

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine. 

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Doing it right

How do you know you’re doing hummus right? When the international visitors tell you it’s some of the best...

‘Natural’ cruelty

Richard Swinton, Clunes While I agree with Desmond Bellamy’s concerns about animal cruelty, the issue of ‘natural’ cruelty if the...

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Gobsmacked Greens reply to Echonetdaily analysis 

Greens Cr Michael Lyon has replied to The Echo editor’s assessment of why Council has a trust deficit, saying it ‘left many of us...

Attack on Byron councillors unjustified

Cr Michael Lyon, The Pocket. Thank you, Hans, for the opportunity to respond to your opinion piece, Courageously avoiding responsibility, which left many of us...

Green history before the Greens

Nadine Hood, Bangalow. For the historical record, there were antecedents to the 1993 formation of the Byron Greens, which Tom Tabart states was the beginning...

Departing shots at Byron Greens from founding member

A founding member of the Byron Greens, who is about to move interstate, has made some pointed comments about the state of the local party on his way out the door.

Byron council’s honeymoon ended

The sheen is already coming off the recently elected progressive Byron Shire Council, with Byron Labor attacking the Greens-led council over its proposed major rate increases and its handling of negotiations to purchase the Suffolk Park sports field.

Byron Greens’ mea culpa over Rose Wanchap

A prominent Byron Greens member has broken the party’s silence over the selection, election and subsequent defection of prominent real estate agent Rose Wanchap on Byron Shire Council.

Apology over Wanchap defection

Tom Tabart, Byron Greens member, Bangalow In leaving the Greens and joining the pro-development faction early in the current term of Council, Rose Wanchap destroyed...

Splendour impacts

Bob Oehlman, president, Conservation of North Ocean Shores. The communities affected by the North Byron Parklands festival site at Yelgun were heartened by a recent Byron Greens motion to oppose the application to modify the approval and its removal of residents’ rights.

Greens break silence over Byron Cr Wanchap’s candidacy

The Byron Greens returning officer has hit out at claims made in an advertisement taken out by Cr rose Wanchap in the Byron Echo last week, describing her version of how she became a Greens candidate as 'self-centred'.

Distracting from responsible governance

Paul Davies, Suffolk Park. Is Cr Rose Wanchap’s wardrobe malfunction at a recent Byron Shire Council meeting merely a ‘distraction’ from ‘responsible governance’? I would argue that the two are inextricably linked.

Power outage in Byron Shire

Power supply company Essential Energy says that approximately 1,780 homes and businesses were without supply this morning.

Filming of Byron Baes begins with no indigenous consultation

Filming of the Netflix series Byron Baes has reportedly commenced without any effort made by the show's production company – Eureka Productions – to consult with local indigenous groups or the local Council.

Byron Comedy Festival launched with a laugh

At a hilarious sold-out launch of the Byron Comedy Festival, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki had the entire Byron Bay Surf Club giggling last night

School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality.