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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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Bringing the ‘Funky Bus’ to town

Louey Howell and the Funkatu Collective are an original psychedelic, bush funk band who combine an eclectic fusion of reggae, soul, ska and hip-hop into a delightfully delicious explosion of funky goodness guaranteed to get your booty shakin’.

Chinny Charge entries now open!

Now’s the time to enter the Chinny Charge up Mullumbimby’s local mountain on Saturday, September 21.  The annual run and...

What is the future of Lismore? Here are some ideas for what it could be

After the devastating floods of 2022 the future of Lismore was thrown up in the air and it was time to take a long hard look at what the future of the town would be. 

AI’s invisible bystanders

In her Echo column last week, Mandy Nolan recommended literature for her daughter, including classics like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird. 

Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Incredibly biased

Danny Wakil blasts my ‘incredibly biased anti-Israel letters’ and ‘fictitious claims about Israel’, but he doesn’t cite a single...

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Rock-wall court case on shifting sands

Andrew Winton-Brown, Possum Creek. Dear Cr Sol Ibrahim: I write in regards the forthcoming meeting of Byron Shire Council on 14 July to consider the $100 million lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court in December 2010.

Byron councillor refuses to name secret advisers

Byron Shire councillor Sol Ibrahim influenced a major rural planning document after conferring with ‘several local planners’, yet has declined to name them.

CABS responds to Ibrahim’s criticisms

Jenny Coman for CABS. Yes Cr Ibrahim, democracy does include 'divergent opinions' but there is much more to it than that. The Echo gave us a good summary of events at the last council meeting (March 17) and process was clearly very poor in the examples CABS singled out for criticism.

Council faction still failing: CABS

The Community Alliance for Byron Shire (CABS) says it has assessed the recent performance of Byron Council against the Community Charter for Good Planning and found them still to be failing.

Byron councillor’s smooth ways not helping

Suzie Deyris, Byron Bay. Sol Ibrahim is using the tools of an inveterate politician. Say anything and make it sound good and the masses will not ask to see the evidence.

Cr Ibrahim and his rock wall obsession

Cr Basil Cameron. Byron shire councillor Cr Ibrahim's 'obsession' with building a rock wall at Belongil shows through in his justification for the way in which the project was approved.

Cr Ibrahim rocks on, and on

Cr Sol Ibrahim, Byron Bay. It is deeply distressing to read the extent of the misrepresentation and half truths that are being promoted on the Belongil rock walls topic.

Rocks and patronage

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The saga of the Belongil rock walls has entered the realm if high farce.

Councillor defends himself over rock-wall phone call

Byron Shire councillor Sol Ibrahim has found himself defending questions over a phone call he made to a potential tender applicant for the proposed rock wall at Belongil.

Cr Ibrahim leading the push for over-development

Cate Coorey, Byron Residents' Group. Cr Ibrahim, ad hominem attacks on this forum are not becoming of anyone but as the spokesperson for the Byron Residents’ Group I accept they may be forthcoming.

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....