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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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Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Marvell Hall’s ‘Dangerously Poetic’ fundraiser

This Sunday Marvell Hall will host a tribute to some of the street-named fellows with poetry, music and portraits as a fundraiser for the hall.

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. 

‘Natural’ cruelty

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

Interview with Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival

Nick Sergi, producer of the Byron Music Festival talks to The Echo.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

Check out what's on going the Byron Shire and surrounding area this week

Stories about "Dragon Boat":

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Rainbow Dragons paddled for gold on the Clarence River

All three of Lennox Head’s Rainbow Dragons teams got a top three finish, with the women’s team winning in the finals at the Grafton Dragon Boat Club’s annual regatta last weekend.

Interstate success for Rainbow Dragon Boaters

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Dragon Boaters won more medals, including gold, two silver and bronze medals in one weekend.

Rainbow Dragons dig deep for big win

Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club came home with a first, a second and a fourth at the Coffs Harbour Regatta at Mylestom...

Proud Rainbow Dragons bring home medals from state titles

Four members of the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club Inc. were selected for the Northern Region squad and competed alongside 1350 paddlers at the Sydney Regatta Centre last weekend in the NSW State titles.

Rainbow Dragons set records at regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club based at Lake Ainsworth, showed their strength at the inaugural Clarence Coast Dragon Boat Regatta at Lawrence.

Dragons ring in the new year

Recently, almost half of the members of the Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club flew south to Sydney for the Chinese New Year Regatta at Darling Harbour.

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.