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Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

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Assange doco to screen in Byron

Julian Assange’s US extradition appeal is a significant event in the world’s history of democracy but he’s been in jail so long some have probably missed the memo.

Cynical Swivel

I was utterly horrified to hear Cr Mark Swivel touting a ‘community land trust for conservation’ concept as his...

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Keep funky Mullum

In response to the comments of Ed Ahern in last week’s Echo. I would like to say that the...

Brad’s Butchery: Byron’s new organic butcher at 130 Jonson St Byron

Brad’s Butchery Byron Bay is a brand-new organic, family-owned-and-operated butcher in Byron with a great range of quality products and a dry-aged beef display room that is equal to the best in the country.

Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Stories about "Commonwealth Games":

The Games in Our Pocket

One of our local small schools, The Pocket Public School, is heading to The Commonwealth Games. With the support of their community they secured 75 tickets in the ballot process last year.

Increase of police on the roads for Commonwealth Games

NSW Police are increasing the number of cars and motorcycles to the Tweed Heads area in the lead up to, and during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Hundreds defy new rules for drumming at Burleigh

Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) erected a new sign in Justins Park, Burleigh Heads, requiring a permit for drumming, fire twirling and slack lining and threatening those without one with penalties.

Rohinghya to protest at Commonwealth Games

The Queensland Rohingya Community is staging a protest to coincide with the start of the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast to raise awareness of the desperate situation of Rohingya people in Burma.

Spaghetti Circus: from Mullumbimby to the world

Spaghetti Circus have risen to great heights and are now taking a staring role at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Tweed roadworks to coincide with Commonwealth Games

Poorly timed roadworks on Tweed Valley Way have the caught the council on the hop. But that's not all. Council admits there are a spate of other issues likely to delay traffic during the Commonwealth Games next week.

Calling anyone who wants to perform

Have you ever wanted to be part of an opening ceremony? Well now’s your chance. The Commonwealth Games will be held just up the road on the Gold Coast and you can get involved.

TAFE Students are Scotland bound

Kingscliff TAFE has secured a government grant to send ten Diploma of Events students on an international educational tour to attend the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Man dies following fatal crash – Yorklea, south of Casino

About 1am on Thursday emergency services responded to reports after a vehicle crashed into a tree.

Broken Head Quarry development plan rears its head once again

Long-dormant plans to turn the former Broken Head Quarry site into a residential development have lumbered out of the bush like a bewildered dinosaur.

Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have been the headline in last...

Rail trails

Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise (mostly), birds, beautiful plants, etc....