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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning May 12

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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Elvis has Left the Building

My dog died. I haven’t been able to write about it until now. It was a month ago, and he was old, but it was still unexpected, and it leaves you feeling a bit raw.

Global predicament

Dudley Leggett – Director of Sustainability Research Institute, Suffolk Park Phillip Frazer’s article, (Echo 6 January) is an excellent summary of...

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Stories about "funding":

More money for Byron Shire roads and bridges

The NSW government has announced almost $5 million dollars in funding for Byron Shire infrastructure.

Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Wardell and Pimlico Halls to be upgraded

Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.

Funding boost for local sports clubs

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP, today announced $77.5k in funding for 17 clubs in the Ballina Electorate through the Local Sports Grant Program.

$47K funding for Marine Rescue Cape Byron

This morning at Byron Bay Lighthouse Precinct, Tamara Smith MP announced $47,100 in funding for Marine Rescue Cape Byron through the Community Building Partnerships Program.

NORPA chief calls for Northern Rivers artists to respond to axing of fed gov arts dept

‘I feel like it's time to have a response to the way in which taxpayer’s money is being worked with,’ says NORPA Artistic Director Julian Louis.

Major funding announced for Bangalow organisations

Scout Wallen Local MP Justine Elliot announced major funding for three Bangalow community organisations on Wednesday 11 December. ‘I’m delighted to be able to deliver funding...

Can NSW afford a fire station for Byron?

Arguments over funding for state emergency services on the far north coast continue, with no sign yet of nearly $6 million promised in June.

Sending firefighters to Ballina for training ‘crazy’, says union sec

A fire-fighters union representative has confirmed the organisation told Tweed Heads workers not to leave their station closed for a day to attend training in Ballina last week.

Alternative facts? Labor MP says Northern Rivers fire station temporarily closed, fire chief says untrue

Member for the Blue Mountains Trish Doyle last week told media the regional station was closed so fire-fighters could go to a community outreach program in Ballina.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

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.