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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Red Devils beat Evans Head playing finals footy

The Byron Bay Red Devils premiership rugby league side won their qualifying final at home against Evans Head 32–30,...

Bangalow wins top-of-table clash in local rugby

In a weekend of tight rugby, Bangalow beat Wollongbar-Alstonville 30–27 while Ballina and Lennox Head had a 35–35 draw. Playing...

Good start to season for Byron Beez basketballers

Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss,...

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Spirited speech kicks off festival

A powerful culture appropriation speech kicked off this year’s Spirit Fest, ushering in a new paradigm in social awareness over the exploitation of traditional cultures for commercial gain.

Downward dog with a boogie: that’s Spirit Fest

As Byron Spirit Festival prepares to move to the Cavanbah Centre and Elements of Byron for their sixth-year event from April 20 till 22, organisers say they are excited to announce the offerings from the 2018 program.

The freeing and Flo of breath

It’s not every day you meet a yoga teacher called Flo. Ironically Flo Fenton’s name reflects her philosophy, and this yoga teacher is all about deepening the awareness between the body, the breath and the mind.

Spirit Festival returns in April

After five nurturing years in the arms of Mullumbimby, Byron Spirit Festival organisers are excited to announce they will be moving their festival to its namesake town for its sixth year in 2018.

Open your hips and your heart will follow

This week sees Byron Spirit Festival take the festival of the body to the streets of Mullumbimby. Tahl Rinsky is co-owner and practitioner for Creature...

Music from the Universe

Vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Elijah Ray brings a touch of Hawaii to Spirit Festival with his unique charms, deep message and eclectic repertoire. His...

Nearly $100k injected into north coast events

Up to $95,000 will be invested into far north coast events through the NSW government’s 2017 Flagship Event Fund, while funding to support the region’s ailing infrastructure has been promised ‘at a later stage.’

Mullumbimby gets into the festival spirit

Byron Spirit Festival lifted Mullumbimby up last weekend, attracting locals and visitors alike, all on a path of higher consciousness.

North coast events score $30K in funding

Every little bit helps: three north coast events will each receive $10,000 of NSW government funding under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...